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Drafts, goalies, and more.

2019 NHL Draft - Round 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

It is Wednesday, my dudes.

The NHL released the finalized details for the 2020 Draft yesterday, with the first round happening a week from yesterday.

The Anaheim Ducks will pick 27th overall with the selection that originally belonged to the Bruins, meaning you don’t have much of a reason to tune in until Rounds 2-7 happen a week from today.

Elsewhere around the league, it appears that the New York Rangers have decided it’s time to part ways with legendary goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

The Swede has a year left on his contract, carrying an AAV of $8.5 million. The Rangers, of course, are going through a bit of an accelerated rebuild, as they’ll likely turn to (relative) youth in net and will pick Alexis Lafreniere first overall on Tuesday.

Lundqvist has been the main man in Manhattan since 2005, and it’s kind of sad to see such a big name have his contract terminated.

Still, all good things must come to an end, right? It will be interesting to see if the 38-year-old Lundqvist decides to try to find another NHL landing spot, or if he calls it a career.

At his age, and with all he’s accomplished personally, it’d seem like more trouble than it’s worth to find a new place to play for a year or two.

Today’s highlight

He had some big ones against the Bruins, that’s for sure.

Today’s discussion topic

What do you think Lundqvist ends up doing?