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NHL Draft 1st round GAMETHREAD

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A gamethread for a draft!...In the middle of October!

2019 NHL Entry Draft Photo by Rich Nairn/NHLI via Getty Images

The Basics:

The Time: First Round begins 7pm EST tonight, All other rounds on October 7th, beginning at 11:30am EST.

The Place: A Zoom Meeting. Joy.

Place to Watch: NBCSN, NHLN, TVAS for round 1, NHLN for all others tomorrow.

The Bruins perspective:

Boston has their 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th. All of their picks will be coming tomorrow, starting at 11:30. Their first is now Anaheims, who will be picking 27th.

Your leading prospects by position:

  • Forward, overall: Alexis Lafreniere
  • Center: Quentin Byfield
  • Left Wing: Also Alexis Lafreniere, but if you’d like a next best, Cole Perfetti’s pretty good.
  • Right Wing: Alexander Holtz
  • Defenseman: Jamie Drysdale
  • Goaltender: Yaroslav Askarov

Teams with the most first rounders:

Devils and Senators, with three apiece.

Teams most screwed by Draft Lottery:

The Detroit Red Wings, who won 17 games and are picking 4th. Laugh at your convenience.

Let’s get draftin’!