Hockey 2008 Nhl Draft Thread


this friday and saturday, june 20, and 21 the annual NHL draft takes place in ottawa.

here's the first round order of selection

1 Tampa Bay steven stamkos
2 Los Angeles drew doughty
3 Atlanta zach bogosian
4 St. Louis alex pietrangelo
5 Toronto (from NYI) luke schenn
6 Columbus nikita filatov
7 Nashville (from NYI) colin wilson
8 Phoenix mikkel boedker
9 New York Islanders josh bailey
10 Vancouver Cody Hodgson
11 Chicago kyle beach
12 Buffalo Tyler Myers
13 Los Angeles colton teubert
14 Carolina zach boychuk
15 Ottawa erik karlsson
16 Boston joe colborne
17 Anaheim jake gardiner
18 Nashville chet pickard
19 Philadelphia luca sbisa
20 NY Rangers michael del zotto
21 Washington anton gustafsson
22 Edmonton (from ANA) jordan eberle
23 Minnesota tyler cuma
24 New Jersey mattias tedenby
25 Calgary greg nemisz
26 Buffalo (from S.J.) tyler ennis
27 Washington john carlson
28 Phoenix viktor tikhonov
29 Atlanta (from PIT) Daultan Leveille
30 Detroit tom mcollum

which team do you follow and who do you think they'll select?

will the lightning choose steve stamkos or trade the pick?

Not sure what order they will go in, but after Stamkos at #1, I'd have to guess that the 4 big D-men from this draft will go in the top 6 spots. That would eliminate Bogosian, Doughty, Pietrangelo, and Schenn. Scouts are putting Filatov at the #5 spot, but will he sink down is the question, and if so do the Leafs snag him at the 7 pick? Still trying to decide who they will take at 7. Could be Boedker as his stock went up some with his strong playoff performance. There are also these left they can choose from. Myers, Beach, Wilson, Hodgson, and Boychuk. I really like Hodgson at the 7 spot. He has great offensive talent, and was once rated 4th earlier in the year. Some scouts think he may be the biggest sleeper in the draft. If he's available at 7, I'd go with him, or Boedker. :)
my flyers don't pick until 27th:D im looking for a defenseman or a goalie

john carlson,tyler cuma,and chet pickard are names im hearing bandied about.


olli jokinen traded from florida to phoenix for keith ballard,nick boynton, and the 49th pick in this draft

also ray emery and dan cloutier waived
Long Live Fletcher, I couldnt have hoped for anything better then Schenn, It hurts were losing some picks but definitly another step in the right direction.
im glad we got eminger, the jury is out on luca sbisi, sad to see RJ Umberger go, but with the cap we needed room for Jeff Carter