2013 NHL Draft Live Blog

Nathan Mackinnon is selected by the Avalanche as the first overall pick in the 2013 NHL draft in Newark

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8:08- The Blackhawks have re-signed Bryan Bickell to a four-year extension worth $16 Million.

8:03- The 3rd round flew by. No big news to report. Caps’ next pick is in the 5th round.

8:02- 4th Round

7:30- The Third Round has begun.

7:29- The Capitals select Zachary Sanford who is headed to Boston College. He was projected to be available in the 3rd round. No reason to trade 3 picks to grab him in the 2nd round. Once again a terrible decision by George McPhee and the Capitals front office.

7:27- Winnipeg trades pick 61 to the Capitals for picks 84, 114 and 127.

7:17- TRADE– Chicago trades Michael Frolik to Winnipeg for 3rd and 5th round picks.

7:08- The Capitals select Defenseman Madison Bowey from Kelowna of the WHL. This is the Caps’ second round pick and 53rd overall.

7:07- Capitals are on the clock

7:00- REPORT– Sources say that the Oilers and Flyers are in trade talks with Braydon Coburn being the centerpiece of the deal.

6:44- New Jersey makes their 1st pick, 3 hours and 44 minutes into the 2013 NHL Draft.

6:41- TRADE– Chicago trades David Bolland to Toronto for three draft picks.

6:27- Fucale Watch: Zack Fucale goes to Montreal. 36th overall.

6:23- With that pick Buffalo selects J.T. Compher from the U.S. Under 18 NTDP

6:21- TRADE– Carolina trades Jamie McBain and the 35th pick to Buffalo for Andrej Sekera.

6:18- Fucale Watch: Carolina, Edmonton and New Jersey picks are approaching.

6:16- Tampa Bay selects Adam Erne from Quebec of the QMJHL. 33rd overall. Erne had fallen quite a bit.

6:10- The Second Round has begun.

6:02- The Chicago Blackhawks finally pick a player that was projected to be picked in the 1st round. Ryan Hartman #30

5:50- Fucale continues to fall. Calgary, Dallas, Florida, Carolina and Edmonton are probably the best options for him at this point.

5:45- Columbus should seriously think about drafting Zack Fucale.

5:38- The draft sheet has officially gone out the window. Teams are reaching for players right and left. Zack Fucale is still on the board.

5:36- The Canadiens say something in French and a player walks on stage.

5:29- The Canucks select Hunter Shinkaruk 24th overall. He should have come off the board much earlier than now.

5:22- The Washington Capitals select Andre Burakovsky. LW from Malmo of Swedish league. Underwhelming to say the least… Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s wearing a Predators uniform next year.

5:18- The Capitals are on the clock.

5:15- Looks like Hunter Shinkaruk and Adam Erne will be the best options for the Capitals when they pick at #23

4:57- It’s safe to say the San Jose Sharks have made 2 bad trades today. They select Mirco Muller 18th overall. He was projected as a 2nd round pick at best.

4:51- The Senators select Curtis Lazar 17th overall. Ottawa continues to add complete game forwards to their prospect list.

4:46- The Buffalo Sabres select Nikita Zadorov 16th overall. He had to come off the board at some point. Really surprised that he fell that far.

4:42- NYI selects Ryan Pulock from the Brandon Wheat Kings 15th overall.

4:34- Columbus selects Alexander Wennberg 14th overall. This is Columbus’ 1st of 3 1st round picks.

4:28- Winnipeg reaches for Josh Morrissey  at #13. Zadorov would have been the safer pick.

4:21- Phoenix selects Max Domi 12th overall. Love the pick. We were hoping he would fall to the Capitals but we all knew that wasn’t going to happen.

4:17- The Flyers select Sam Morin at #11.  Could be a reach at #11.

4:10- The Dallas Stars select Valeri Nichushkin 10th overall. Hopefully they won’t trade him at the trade deadline. Get it? Because they trade everyone at the trade deadline.

4:04- The Vancouver Canucks select Bo Horvat 9th overall. The trade ends up being Bo Horvat for Cory Schneider.

4:00- TRADE- The New Jersey Devils trade the 9th overall pick to Vancouver for Goalie Cory Schneider. Unbelievable

3:56- The Devils should pick Zack Fucale since both of their current goalies are old…

3:51- the Buffalo Sabres select Rasmus Ristolainen 8th overall.

3:46- TRADE– the Islanders have acquired the rights to Cal Clutterbuck from the Minnesota Wild for Nino Niederreiter.

3:46- Edmonton selects Darnell Nurse 7th overall

3:45- It would make sense for Edmonton to pick Darnell Nurse here since they are young at the forward position.

3:40- Calgary selects Sean Monahan 6th overall. We really like the pick. If you’re going to blow up the team and rebuild you have to draft right guys.

3:33- Carolina would have been better trading out of the spot but, they select Elias Lindholm 5th overall

3:31- Looks like Carolina isn’t going to trade out of the 5th pick.

3:28- After Nashville’s shout out to Dave and Busters, they select Seth Jones 4th overall

3:26- Nashville is taking the stage… if they’re smart they’ll take Seth Jones

3:22- The Tampa Bay Lightning select Jonathan Drouin 3rd overall. Drouin and Stamkos is a scary combo.

3:19- The Panthers prove once again why they are the Florida Panthers.

3:16- The Florida Panthers select Alexander Barkov from Finland 2nd overall.

3:14- Florida’s pick is in- it should be Seth Jones

3:11- With the 1st Overall pick the Colorado Avalanche selected Nathan MacKinnon.

3:07- Rightfully so, Gary Bettman takes the stage to a stadium full of boos.

3:02- Colorado is on the clock: I have to think that they take Nathan MacKinnon here.

2:57- TRADE– The Penguins acquire San Jose’s 2013 2nd-round pick (50th overall) for the rights to Tyler Kennedy

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