And just like that, the 2018 NHL Draft has come and gone. Needless to say, it was a dismal one. Besides the Calgary-Carolina trade bomb that occurred Saturday, it was a very quiet draft. The next big day for the NHL comes July 1st. The start of free agency.
On our walk with us on this FIRST SUNDAY OF SUMMER, is an all time classic song meant to be blasted through radio and boat speakers.
Centermen take center stage for Wild on Day 2 of 2018 NHL Draft | NHL.com
Everything you need to know about the prospects drafted by the Wild over the weekend
Recap everything #NHLDraft related with our Draft Central → https://t.co/DqeyacJjDp pic.twitter.com/PbhwiCf5jE— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) June 24, 2018
Wild’s questionable first-round pick drags down draft class – The Athletic
Corey Pronman breaks down the Wild's selections in the 2018 NHL draft.
Russo: What comes next as the real work begins to reshape the Wild roster – The Athletic
After restocking the prospect pool with eight draft picks, all eyes now turn to the current roster rebuild likely to ensue.
Minnesota Wild 2018-19 depth chart – The Athletic
A look at the Wild's roster, updated throughout the season as transactions go down.
Sr. VP of Hockey Operations Brent Flahr recaps the 8 #mnwild draftees in Dallas. pic.twitter.com/EtkEKPD3wx— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) June 23, 2018
#mnwild GM Paul Fenton recaps the #NHLDraft weekend and discusses the players selected. pic.twitter.com/dFot178kGm— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) June 23, 2018
On the frozen pond
10 Minnesotans got their named called over the weekend. Here they are.
I mean, come on, it’s only fitting the Wild drafted a kid from Minnesota
With the 210th overall pick, #mnwild drafted a Minnesotan. Congratulations Sam Hentges! pic.twitter.com/v4BxstgikG— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) June 23, 2018
Off the trail
Miss any of the picks? Here is all 217 of them
The winners and losers of the Draft.
Winners and losers from the 2018 NHL Draft – ProHockeyTalk
The biggest free agent out there had some big news break Saturday.
Pat Brisson, agent for John Tavares, confirms that his client will use the UFA speaking period to chat with 5 teams— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 23, 2018
Those 5 teams are: the Sharks, Leafs, Lightning, Vegas, and the Stars.
It’s an eight-year deal worth $88M. Also the first formal offer made to Tavares camp from Isles. https://t.co/4AEwtUPNdv— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) June 23, 2018
Free agency starts July 1st. Here are some big names that could be on the move.
NHL free agents 2018: Best guesses for top 15 potential UFAs
The Kings' signing of Ilya Kovalchuk should spark the free agent (and trade) markets.
The biggest news of the day.
Big trade! The @NHLFlames and @NHLCanes shake things up with a five-player deal. pic.twitter.com/FfX0hrBpiL— NHL (@NHL) June 23, 2018
Guess who’s back, back again. Kovalchuk is back, tell a friend.
He's back!— NHL (@NHL) June 23, 2018
The @LAKings and Ilya Kovalchuk have agreed to a three-year deal.
Details: https://t.co/8XRvlo4CpH pic.twitter.com/85KnEiVxR2
In case you missed it, 2 NHL teams debuted alternate jersey’s on Friday
We wanted to create the most beautiful jersey in the world.— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) June 22, 2018
Then we realized, the most beautiful jersey in the world was already created.
Introducing our official @adidashockey third jerseys: pic.twitter.com/Ku9RHXLBSH
Back In Black. #TakeWarning pic.twitter.com/6AIHwjhzSL— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) June 22, 2018
Grubauer signs three-year contract with Avalanche
Philipp Grubauer signed a three-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.