If the deluge of trades earlier on Friday really rank as “the calm before the storm,” then we’re in for a memorable night.
Either way, the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft will answer plenty of burning questions, even if Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel are virtually assured to go first and second overall. Here are just a smattering of things that will clear up:
- Who will go third?
- Are the Bruins going to use the 13th, 14th and 15th picks or do they have more tricks up their sleeves?
- Could we see the Blackhawks move back into the first round (and move some salary to do so)?
- Will we see other big swaps? Who might slip down the ranks considering the bevy of talent available?
With salary cap constraints and rumors bubbling up, it should be a fascinating situation to watch, even if teams merely make their picks. You can watch it all transpire on NBCSN and stream it via NBC Sports Live Extra: