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2010 NHL Entry Draft: Day 2 Blog

by Phil Coffey
So who won at the 2010 Draft?
06.26.10 / 1:30 PM PT

Another Entry Draft has hit the books and now we begin the inevitable look at who won and lost, even though such designations are daffy when talking about 18-year-old kids.

Obviously the Oilers and Bruins as pleased as punch with Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin, a couple forwards who very well may play in the NHL next season. Oilers fans won because adding Hall to some of the other young players coming down the pipeline for the Oilers gives the fans hope.

You have to consider the Florida Panthers winners as GM Dale Tallon wasted no time putting his plan into effect. Not only did he clear salary cap room with the trades of Nathan Horton and Keith Ballard, but Tallon added a literal ton of prospects by wheeling and dealing with so many draft picks.

The Carolina Hurricanes also had a lot of picks, added to their youthful core and may have gotten a defenseman for next season in Bobby Sanguinetti, whose path to the NHL was blocked in New York.

American hockey may well be the biggest winner of the Draft with so many American-born players taken and the National Development Team Program had a slew of players selected further cemented the impact of that program.

Hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to check out all the stories and videos that will be popping up on in the next few hours for more on the Draft.

-- Phil Coffey

Belated Father's Day gift

06.26.10 / 1:16 PM PT

The Flyers gave team president Peter Luukko a belated Father's Day gift in the sixth round, selecting his son, Nicholas, who played for The Gunnery School in Connecticut. He is a 6-foot-2 defenseman who was ranked 175th by Central Scouting.

-- Phil Coffey

Round 7 order

06.26.10 / 1:02 PM PT

Day 2 started a little after 10 a.m. Pacific time and now at 12:55 we're halfway through Round 6. I told you this would move right along.

And so, here is the order for Round 7, the final round:

181. Edmonton
182. Toronto
183. Florida
184. Columbus
185. NY Islanders
186. Tampa Bay
187. Carolina
188. San Jose (from ATL)
189. Minnesota
190. NY Rangers
191. Chicago (from DAL)
192. Anaheim
193. Calgary
194. Nashville (from STL)
195. Boston
196. Ottawa
197. Colorado
198. Nashville
199. Los Angeles
200. Pittsburgh
201. Detroit
202. Toronto (from PHX)
203. Buffalo
204. New Jersey
205. Vancouver
206. Carolina (from WSH)
207. Montreal
208. Buffalo (from SJ)
209. Philadelphia
210. Chicago

-- Phil Coffey

Round 6 order

06.26.10 / 12:35 PM PT

Here is the Round 6 draft order:

151. Chicago (from EDM)
152. Pittsburgh (from TOR)
153. Florida
154. Columbus
155. NY Islanders
156. Tampa Bay
157. Carolina
158. Atlanta
159. Minnesota
160. NY Islanders (from NYR)
161. Anaheim (from DAL)
162. Edmonton (from ANA)
163. Calgary
164. St. Louis
165. Boston
166. Edmonton (from OTT)
167. Carolina (from COL)
168. Nashville
169. Los Angeles
170. Pittsburgh
171. Detroit
172. Vancouver (from PHX)
173. Buffalo
174. New Jersey
175. Vancouver
176. Washington
177. Anaheim (from MTL-PIT)
178. Ottawa (from SJ-DAL)
179. Philadelphia
180. Chicago

-- Phil Coffey

Quenneville: change inevitable

06.26.10 / 12:34 PM PT

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville told ESPN Chicago that the trades that saw Dustin Byfuglien and other leave the Hawks so soon after winning the Stanley Cup are now just part of the business.

"Whether it's tough or not, it's the reality of the business," Quenneville said. "Things will change. It's not necessarily hockey trades. They're business trades.

"You look at the core and nucleus and it's in place," Quenneville said. "We'll have to get younger. It's not going to be the same, but the core is there."

-- Phil Coffey

This just in from USA Hockey

06.26.10 / 12:16 PM PT

"Just a quick note regarding the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and the number of American players selected.

"A record 11 Americans were selected in the first round last night, with a record-tying 21 Americans selected in the first two rounds of the NHL Entry Draft.

"The previous first-round record was 10 set in both 2006 and 2007, while the record for Americans selected in the first two rounds was initially set in 2007.

"USA Hockey does not use birthplace as the criteria for considering a player American, but rather his development roots."

The source of the discrepancy is defenseman Cam Fowler, who was born in Canada, but moved to the United States as a toddler.

-- Phil Coffey

Panthers own the Draft

06.26.10 / 12:04 PM PT

Another interest nugget for the NHL's Greg Inglis. The Panthers had 10 of the first 99 selections, as new GM Dale Tallon starts rebuilding in a hurry.

-- Phil Coffey

Multiple picks in Round 5

06.26.10 / 12:02 PM PT

The Ducks, Sharks, Avalanche, Capitals and Thrashers each have two selections in Round 5, with the Maple Leafs having just traded their second fifth-round pick to the Ducks to give them two in the round.

-- Phil Coffey

Round 5 order

06.26.10 / 11:54 AM PT

Here is the Round 5 draft order:

121. Edmonton
122. Toronto
123. Florida
124. Columbus
125. NY Islanders
126. Nashville (from TB)
127. San Jose (from CAR)
128. Atlanta
129. San Jose (from MIN)
130. NY Rangers
131. Dallas
132. Anaheim
133. Calgary
134. St. Louis
135. Boston
136. San Jose (from OTT)
137. Colorado
138. Phoenix (from NSH-CAR)
139. Colorado (from LA)
140. Pittsburgh
141. Detroit
142. Washington (from PHX)
143. Buffalo
144. Toronto (from NJ)
145. Vancouver
146. Washington
147. Montreal
148. Los Angeles (from SJ)
149. Philadelphia
150. Atlanta (from CHI)

-- Phil Coffey

Canes turning picks into players

06.26.10 / 11:46 AM PT

The Carolina Hurricanes came to the 2010 Entry Draft armed with 11 picks, tied with Chicago for most heading into the Draft. In one confirmed deal and another being reported by the New York Post, some of those picks are becoming players.

In the confirmed deal Saturday, Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford traded the 46th pick to the Edmonton Oilers for prospect Riley Nash, 21, who just finished his third season at Cornell.

According to the Post, the Hurricanes acquired defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti from the New York Rangers for a package of undisclosed draft picks.

-- Phil Coffey

Hard day's night

06.26.10 / 11:40 AM PT

Credit for this factoid goes to Craig Custance of The Sporting News. Goalie Scott Wedgewood, who was the 19th-ranked North American goalie, went to New Jersey in Round 3 over a slew of other goalies.

Why? Perhaps making 71 saves in an OHL playoff game between Windsor (Taylor Hall) and Plymouth (Tyler Seguin) had something to do with it.

-- Phil Coffey

Round 4 order

06.26.10 / 11:16 AM PT

Here is the Round 4 draft order:

91. Edmonton
92. Florida (from TOR)
93. Florida
94. Columbus
95. NY Islanders
96. Tampa Bay
97. Boston (from CAR)
98. Buffalo (from ATL)
99. Minnesota
100. NY Rangers
101. Atlanta (from DAL)
102. Columbus (from ANA)
103. Calgary
104. St. Louis
105. Carolina (from BOS-ANA)
106. Ottawa
107. Colorado
108. Calgary (from NSH)
109. Los Angeles
110. Pittsburgh
111. Detroit
112. Toronto (from PHX)
113. Montreal (from BUF-PHX)
114. New Jersey
115. Vancouver
116. Washington
117. Montreal
118. Tampa Bay (from SJ)
119. Philadelphia
120. Chicago

-- Phil Coffey

Record day for USA

06.26.10 / 10:58 AM PT

This just in from Greg Inglis of the League public relations staff: A total of 21 American-born players have been selected in the first two rounds of the draft. They were born in 11 different states -- California, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Washington.

-- Phil Coffey

Islanders take Kabanov

06.26.10 / 10:54 AM PT

The Islanders selected Kirill Kabanov at No. 65. He had been ranked 31st by Central Scouting, but a troubled season saw him miss the first month of the Quebec League season as Moncton tried to gain his rights from his Russian team. He then lost three months to a broken wrist and finally, left Moncton during the playoffs to return to Russia to play in the World U-18 tournament, where he was soon released from the team.

Talented kid, but call him a project.

-- Phil Coffey

Round 3 order

06.26.10 / 10:38 AM PT

Almost to Round 3, so here are is the order of selection.

Round 3

61. Edmonton
62. Toronto
63. Tampa Bay (from FLA-LA)
64. Calgary (from CBJ)
65. NY Islanders
66. Tampa Bay
67. Carolina
68. Buffalo (from ATL)
69. Minnesota
70. Los Angeles (from NYR)
71. Dallas
72. Tampa Bay (from ANA)
73. Calgary (optional to EDM)
74. St. Louis
75. Buffalo (from BOS)
76. Ottawa
77. Colorado
78. Nashville
79. Los Angeles
80. Pittsburgh
81. Detroit
82. NY Islanders (from PHX)
83. Buffalo
84. New Jersey
85. Carolina (from VAN)
86. Washington
87. Atlanta (from MTL)
88. San Jose
89. Philadelphia
90. Chicago

-- Phil Coffey

More trade talk

06.26.10 / 10:26 AM PT

Just keeping everyone up to date here, talk in media circles says Evgeni Nabokov's rights could be on the move as soon as today and talk of the Bruins moving Marc Savard is hot.

-- Phil Coffey

We've got a trade
06.26.10 / 10:25 AM PT

The Maple Leafs have picked up the No. 43 pick from the Blackhawks in exchange for an undisclosed pick. GM Brian Burke had indicated he wanted to move up and give his scouts a chance to make some selections after missing out on the first round.

The Leafs took Portland Winterhawks left wing Bradley Ross.

-- Phil Coffey

California laid back? Not so much
06.26.10 / 10:24 AM PT

Even on Day 2 the Kings fans are hooting and jeering Anaheim Duck selections and Ducks fans then erupt into cheers for their team. Who says there is no rivalry here.

And for those scoring at home, the four guys in the orange tuxedoes are nowhere in sight today. Kinda disappointing.

The pace of the picks is as predicted earlier. If I was trying to go pick by pick like last night I would have terminal carpal tunnel at this point.

-- Phil Coffey

And we're off!

06.26.10 / 10:10 AM PT

NHL Vice President Jim Gregory is handling the proceedings from the podium today as the curtain comes up on Day 2.

The Oilers nab Tyler Pitlick at No. 31. He is the nephew of former NHLer Lance Pitlick.

Bruins takes Jared Knight from London. He's a center.

Jarred Tinordi, the Canadiens' first pick Friday night, is at the Montreal table wearing his Canadiens jersey.

-- Phil Coffey

How important is Round 2?

06.26.10 / 9:36 AM PT

Perusing the second-round order, you discover the value some teams place on Round 2.

The Blackhawks have five, count 'em five, picks in Round 2. The Florida Panthers have four, the Carolina Hurricanes three and Edmonton, Boston, Columbus, Minnesota and Phoenix two each.

-- Phil Coffey

Round 2 draft order

06.26.10 / 9:25 AM PT

Here is current order of selection for Round 2

31. Edmonton
32. Boston (from TOR)
33. Florida
34. Columbus
35. Chicago (from NYI)
36. Florida (from TB-BOS)
37. Carolina
38. New Jersey (from ATL)
39. Minnesota
40. NY Rangers
41. Dallas
42. Anaheim
43. Chicago (from CGY, optional)
44. St. Louis
45. Boston
46. Carolina (from OTT)
47. Colorado
48. Edmonton (from NSH)
49. Los Angeles
50. Florida (from PIT)
51. Detroit
52. Phoenix
53. Carolina (from BUF-SJ)
54. Chicago (from NJ-ATL)
55. Columbus (from VAN-BUF)
56. Minnesota (from WSH)
57. Phoenix (from MTL)
58. Chicago (from SJ-OTT-NYI)
59. Florida (from PHI-LA)
60. Chicago

-- Phil Coffey

Interesting players still available

06.26.10 / 9:17 AM PT

The first round creates the most interest at the Entry Draft for sure, but a lot of teams make hay on Day 2. Check through some of the past drafts here and see all the players from latter rounds who have gone on to terrific careers.

Still available as the Day 2 begins Saturday morning is 15th-ranked John McFarland from the Sudbury Wolves, as well as Ottawa center Tyler Toffoli, ranked 16th by NHL Central Scouting. The 18th-ranked North American skater, center Tyler Pitlick, remains available, as does top North American goalie Calvin Pickard. There are more too, so Day 2 bears watching.

-- Phil Coffey

Day 2 at the Entry Draft
06.26.10 / 9:12 AM PT

Hockey is the fastest game on Earth, but the second day of the Entry Draft is a close second. There are six rounds today and there is the possibility that things will conclude by early afternoon here in Los Angeles.

Why? A lot of the pomp and circumstance -- photos on the draft stage, TV interviews as the player emerges from the stands, etc, aren't in play and Day 2 is more of a day for the scouts, as their lists become paramount as to who gets selected. This is where their hard work during the season comes into play as players who didn't receive media notoriety during the season see a dream realized because of a scout's eye.

-- Phil Coffey
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