Draft Day Forecast

The day is finally upon us…

If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you should know by now how excited I am for the draft to get underway at 7pm EST tonight. The Wings hold the 24th pick in the draft, and every eligible player in the room holds the hope of hearing their name called at some point tonight.

A lifetime of hard work, sacrifice and dedication has built them up to this point, where they are nearly ready to begin their journey as professional hockey players.

But the draft isn’t the only thing brewing this evening. Kicked off by a frenzied day of trading by the Flyers, and a couple of other teams attempting to make deals, today should be chock full of excitement. Follow after the jump while I analyze what went down yesterday, and what we could see happen today.

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Same Story, Different Location

The start time may have been more than three hours later than we are used to, but the story was much of the same. The Wings stormed out to a three goal lead that never was in serious doubt, pushing the Coyotes to the brink of elimination and relocation. Follow along after the jump for the breakdown.

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Shea Weber to the Red Wings, and other Potential Offseason Moves

As I’ve said before, July 1st is one of my favorite days of the year. It marks the start of NHL free agency, and the annual mayhem that comes with it. In the past, July 1st way a day that would see multiple marquee players swap jerseys and allegiances to join the highest bidder. However with the salary cap that is now in place, teams have taken to signing their stars to long contracts before they ever get to test the waters of free agency. Despite this, there are still a good number of impact players set to make waves this summer, so with that said, here are my top 5, in no particular order, players who could be on the move this summer.

Today’s version will cover only unrestricted free agents, so tune in tomorrow for five RFA’s who could be changing addresses.

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Late Collapse Leads to Shocking Defeat

Stunned. That’s the only word I can think of to describe my reaction from about 5 minutes left in the game on. Absolutely stunned that the Wings could let a third period, three goal lead slip through their fingers, only to fall in the shootout.

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