Draft weekend brought some interesting choices in Round 1 and a blockbuster trade on Saturday, so Ryan and Rory are joined by a few guests to help break down all that happened.
Here’s how the conversation unfolded:
• Francis also discusses why Dougie Hamilton was traded yet again, despite being a premier defenceman in the NHL (4:18)
• After the break, Sportsnet’s Sam Cosentino discusses the way things shook out in the first round, and how that affected the rest of the first round (16:18)
• Cosentino also gives his analysis on how this year’s Draft seemed to focus more until centres, letting the premiere defencemen drop more than people had initially thought (17:00)
• Montreal selected Jesperi Kotkaniemi 3rd overall in the Draft, and how he could very well be playing for a new GM in a short amount of time (25:24)
• Cosentino selects his big winners of the 2018 NHL Draft, including Detroit and Vancouver (27:43)