NHL Draft 2013

Here’s your 2013 NHL Entry Draft order

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Sunday in Newark, the 2013 NHL Entry Draft will take place at the Prudential Center.

Via NHL.com, here’s the official selection order:

ROUND 1 ROUND 2 ROUND 3
1. Colorado 31. Florida 62. Phoenix (from Fla-NYR-SJ)
2. Florida 32. Colorado 63. Colorado
3. Tampa Bay 33. Tampa Bay 64. Nashville (from TB)
4. Nashville 34. Montreal (from Nsh.) 65. NY Rangers (from Nsh.)
5. Carolina 35. Carolina 66. Carolina
6. Calgary 36. Montreal (from Cgy.) 67. Calgary
7. Edmonton 37. Edmonton 68. Dallas (from Edm.)
8. Buffalo 38. Buffalo 69. Buffalo
9. New Jersey 39. New Jersey 70. Minnesota (from NJ)
10. Dallas 40. Dallas 71. Montreal (from Dal.)
11. Philadelphia 41. Philadelphia 72. Philadelphia
12. Phoenix 42. Phoenix 73. Phoenix
13. Winnipeg 43. Winnipeg 74. Winnipeg
14. Columbus 44. Columbus 75. NY Rangers (from CBJ)
15. NY Islanders 45. Anaheim (from NYI) 76. NY Islanders
16. Buffalo (from Min.) 46. Minnesota 77. Pittsburgh (from Min-Phi-Dal)
17. Ottawa 47. St. Louis (from Ott.) 78. Ottawa
18. Detroit 48. Detroit 79. Detroit
19. Columbus (from NYR) 49. San Jose (from NYR); 80. NY Rangers
20. San Jose 50. San Jose 81. Minnesota (from SJ)
21. Toronto 51. Toronto 82. Toronto
22. Calgary (from StL) 52. Buffalo (from StL) 83. St. Louis
23. Washington 53. Washington 84. Washington
24. Vancouver 54. Dallas (from Van.) 85. Vancouver
25. Montreal 55. Montreal 86. Montreal
26. Anaheim 56. Edmonton (from Ana.) 87. Anaheim
27. Columbus (from LA) 57. Los Angeles 88. Los Angeles
28. Calgary (from Pit.) 58. San Jose (from Pit.) 89. Pittsburgh
29. Dallas (from Bos.) 59. Winnipeg 90. Boston
30. Chicago 60. Boston 91. Winnipeg (from Chi.)
61. Winnipeg (from Chi.)
ROUND 4 ROUND 5 ROUND 6
92. Florida 122. Florida 152. Florida
93. Colorado 123. Colorado 153. Colorado
94. St. Louis (from TB) 124. Tampa Bay 154. Tampa Bay
95. Nashville 125. Nashville 155. Nashville
96. Los Angeles (from Car.) 126. Carolina 156. Carolina
97. Florida (from Cgy.) 127. Washington (from Cgy.) 157. Calgary
98. Florida (from Edm.) 128. Edmonton 158. Edmonton
99. Nashville (from Buf.) 129. Buffalo 159. Buffalo
100. New Jersey 130. Buffalo (from NJ-LA-Fla.) 160. New Jersey
101. Dallas 131. Dallas 161. Ottawa (from Dal.)
102. Ottawa (from Phi.-TB) 132. Philadelphia 162. Philadelphia
103. L.A. (from Phx-CBJ-Phi.) 133. Phoenix 163. Phoenix
104. Winnipeg 134. Winnipeg 164. Pittsburgh (from Wpg.)
105. Columbus 135. Calgary (from CBJ) 165. Columbus
106. NY Islanders 136. NY Islanders 166. NY Islanders
107. Minnesota 137. Minnesota 167. Minnesota
108. Ottawa 138. Ottawa 168. Ottawa
109. Detroit 139. Detroit 169. Detroit
110. NY Rangers 140. Nashville (from NYR) 170. NY Rangers
111. San Jose 141. San Jose 171. Nashville (from SJ)
112. Nashville (from Tor.) 142. Toronto 172. Toronto
113. St. Louis 143. Buffalo (from StL) 173. St. Louis
114. Washington 144. Washington 174. Washington
115. Vancouver 145. Vancouver 175. Vancouver
116. Montreal 146. Los Angeles (from Mtl.) 176. Montreal
117. Toronto (from Ana.) 147. Anaheim 177. Anaheim
118. Los Angeles 148. Los Angeles 178. Los Angeles
119. Pittsburgh 149. Dallas (from Pit.) 179. Pittsburgh
120. Boston 150. Boston 180. Boston
121. Chicago 151. Chicago 181. Chicago
ROUND 7
182. Dallas (from Fla.)
183. Colorado
184. Tampa Bay
185. Nashville
186. Tampa Bay (from Car.)
187. Calgary
188. Edmonton
189. Buffalo
190. Winnipeg (from NJ)
191. Los Angeles (from Dal.)
192. Philadelphia
193. Phoenix
194. Winnipeg
195. Columbus
196. NY Islanders
197. Minnesota
198. Calgary (from Ott.-Chi.)
199. Detroit
200. Minnesota (from NYR)
201. San Jose
202. Toronto
203. St. Louis
204. Washington
205. Vancouver
206. Montreal
207. San Jose (from Ana.-Col.)
208. Los Angeles
209. Pittsburgh
210. Boston
211. Chicago

Notes:

— Calgary and Columbus each have three first-round selections.

— As it currently stands, the last team to make a pick will be the Penguins, at No. 77. (See: Jarome Iginla, Douglas Murray trades)

— Boston doesn’t make a pick until No. 60 (Jaromir Jagr trade), and the Rangers don’t have one until No. 65 (Rick Nash, Ryane Clowe trades).

— Winnipeg was assigned a compensatory pick at No. 59, as the Jets did not sign 2008 first-round pick Daulton Leveille.

‘I felt a huge pop’: Bishop suffered an ankle/shin injury in Eastern Conference Final

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop looks at the ice after allowing a goal by Detroit Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Saturday, March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop revealed he had strained ligaments in his ankle/shin area, which ultimately put him on the sidelines for the Eastern Conference Final.

Bishop was stretchered off the ice after suffering the injury in the first period of Game 1 versus the Pittsburgh Penguins, and never returned to game action, meaning back-up Andrei Vasilevskiy had to take over the starting duties for the duration of the series.

“When I went down, I felt a huge pop. I thought somebody two-handed me in the shin. Once I felt the pop and then it was a bunch of pressure and pain, I thought my leg broke,” Bishop told reporters.

“I pretty much strained all the stuff in my shin and ankle. I was coming back and it was getting better. I was able to skate there at the end but going down in the butterfly and those movements — like going up against the post — it was still really painful and I just wouldn’t have been effective.”

Bishop estimated he was getting close to a return, but still a “week or so” before he could play with the pain.

“It was getting there. Just tough timing.”

Bishop, 29, has one more year remaining on his current deal that comes with a cap hit of $5.95 million and is slated to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of next season. Vasilevskiy, 21, played well when called upon in the post-season and has one year remaining on his deal. He’s slated to become a restricted free agent after next season.

Lightning GM Steve Yzerman acknowledged that at some point, a decision on their goalies will probably be necessary, either for salary cap reasons or perhaps a potential expansion draft.

“We’ve got two outstanding goaltenders. I know that,” said Yzerman.

Added Bishop: “If you look around this league right now, you need two goalies to win.”

Yzerman: ‘I think the best thing for this team is Jonathan Drouin being on it’

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 30:  Jonathan Drouin #27 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders  during the first period in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 30, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)
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Talk about a whirlwind season for Jonathan Drouin.

The talented forward, and third overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, went from the center of a well documented controversy for a public trade request to a pivotal component for the Tampa Bay Lightning in its playoff quest that fell just short of a Stanley Cup Final berth after a Game 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final.

The 21-year-old Drouin, recalled from the AHL when Steven Stamkos was taken out of the lineup with a blood clot, scored five goals and 14 points in 17 playoff games. And, based on the comments of general manager Steve Yzerman to reporters, he’ll be a regular on this team when the 2016-17 season begins in the fall.

Drouin has one more year remaining on his entry-level contract before he’s a restricted free agent, as per General Fanager.

Funny how some things can change.

The Drouin trade request was one of the more contentious — not to mention ongoing — storylines this season. But it could be that both sides have since resolved their differences.

“I definitely want to be here,” said Drouin, as per the Tampa Bay Times. “I love the way this ended, I guess with this different and weird year. But the way this finished and it’s definitely somewhere I want to play.”

In this case, the best deal was the one Yzerman never made. Even as speculation and reports and rumor circulated the situation for weeks leading up to the trade deadline.

“He makes us a better team. Simple as that,” Yzerman told reporters. “He can do things — a talented young player that’s only going to get better.

“I think the best thing for this team is Jonathan Drouin being on it.”

 

Penguins enter Stanley Cup Final as favorites over Sharks: online bookmaker

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The Pittsburgh Penguins, led by the likes of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang, were last in the Stanley Cup Final in 2009, when they hoisted hockey’s silver chalice.

The San Jose Sharks are in uncharted waters, having never been here before, and that includes Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, both veterans of more than 1,000 regular season games played.

Perhaps that’s why the Penguins, one of the marquee NHL teams given their generational super star Crosby, are -135 favorites to win the Stanley Cup, according to online bookmaker Bovada on Friday. The Sharks were listed as +115 underdogs.

The Penguins, a force in the NHL since a coaching change in mid-December, became the betting favorites to win it all following their series win over Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals in the second round.

Game 1 of the final goes Monday in Pittsburgh, where the Penguins will start with home ice advantage.

So far in these playoffs, the Penguins have gone 7-3 at Consol Energy Center. The Sharks are 5-4 on the road, where they actually started 3-0 following the first round against the L.A. Kings.

Right now, the Sharks possess the top three point producers in these playoffs in Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski (the leading goal scorer with 13) and Brent Burns, while Phil Kessel — as part of that dynamic HBK Line — is fifth in the league and leads the Penguins with 18 points in 18 games.

 

‘Two legends’ Thornton and Marleau prepare for first Stanley Cup Final

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau have been linked ever since they went one-two in the 1997 NHL draft to Boston and San Jose.

They became teammates with the Sharks more than a decade ago, won a gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympics and each had their captaincies stripped as they became the faces of so many postseason failures in San Jose.

Now at age 36 and after more than 3,000 combined games, 949 goals and 2,610 career points in the regular and postseason, Thornton and Marleau have the opportunity to add the only thing missing on their impressive career resumes if they can win the Stanley Cup.

“It’s just the next step for us,” Thornton said Friday. “We’ve been doing a really good job of staying day to day, shift to shift. This is just another challenge we’re hoping to come out on top on.”

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The two will take the ice in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in their careers on Monday night in Pittsburgh, ending a long journey that included many disappointments and criticism that was often undeserved.

“It’s two legends,” teammate Brent Burns said. “I’ve said it before. Those two are some of the best players to ever play the game. It’s huge to get them here. They’ve done pretty much everything else. They sometimes take a bad rap in the media, which is unnecessary. Anybody that’s played with them sees the way that they work and what kind of teammates they are, what kind of people they are. They’re two of the best.”

They just haven’t always been considered that way because of the lack of playoff success that was at times as much a reflection on the lack of help they got as it was on any deficiencies in their games.

But both also had times when they failed to raise their game at the biggest points of the season. Thornton went pointless during a seven-game series loss to Montreal in his final playoffs in Boston in 2004 while he played with torn rib cartilage. Thornton also posted a -11 rating in the 2010 playoffs in San Jose when the Sharks got swept by Chicago in the Western Conference final.

Marleau struggled in the 2007-09 playoffs when San Jose got knocked out twice in the second round and then lost as the top seed in the first round to Anaheim in 2009. That led to the Sharks demoting him from captain.

The two have had plenty of playoff success along the way as well, but it has been the failures that colored people’s perceptions of them, none more than blowing a 3-0 series lead to Los Angeles in 2014 in a collapse that ultimately led to Thornton being stripped of the captaincy.

“We’ve been through a lot here,” teammate Logan Couture said. “I’ve only been here seven years but those guys have been here longer than I have and they deserve this. They’ve been through a lot, Patty especially.”

Marleau played 165 playoff games before reaching his first final, the most of any player. He lost his first three trips to the conference final and needed 16 trips to the playoffs to reach the final round.

Thornton was next on that list with 150 games, including two conference final losses before making it to the Cup in his 15th postseason.

The fact they will be there in Sharks uniforms only makes it more special. There was talk they could be traded the summer after the 2014 playoff collapse, Thornton had a public feud with general manager Doug Wilson last season and there were reports that Marleau was seeking a trade earlier this season.

Nothing ever materialized and the two are still in San Jose to the delight of all sides. Thornton is playing perhaps the best two-way hockey of his career, posting three goals and 15 assists through the first three rounds and dominating possession against the other team’s top players.

After spending much of the year as a third-line center, Marleau moved back to his more familiar spot of a second-line wing alongside Couture. He has four goals and eight assists so far, including two helpers in the third period of the conference final clincher against St. Louis.

“We’re just enjoying the ride right now,” Marleau said. “We’ve had some really good teams over the years. This team is a little bit different. The confidence we’ve built over the regular season and now in the playoffs, I think winning on the road helped us get close as a group during the regular season. It carried over into the playoffs so far. Just having each other’s back out there, working for each other.”