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Thrashers select Patrik Stefan No. 1 after trading upThe Atlanta Thrashers traded up to No. 1 and chose Patrik Stefan as the NHL entry draft opened with a flurry of trades.
Hockey draftees require time to develop|
Only two of the players selected in the first round of the NHL entry draft are expected to step right into the league.
Vancouver's desire for twins changes draft's top|
Swedish twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin expressed their desire to play together on an NHL team. Now it's going to happen.
First-round goalies hard to find in NHL Draft|
In the last 30 drafts, 619 players have been picked in the first round. Only 29 have been goaltenders. However, first-round status doesn't guarantee the Stanley Cup -- or success.
Fan-friendly Predators celebrate draft on sand|
Forever creating ways to market hockey in Nashville, the Predators celebrated Saturday's draft with a giant beach party.
Europeans expected to be top picks|
For the first time in years, there is intrigue surrounding the top pick in Saturday's NHL draft in Boston. One thing is certain, however. The top four selections are almost sure to be Europeans.
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