Colorado gets Stamkos from the Black Hawks

Elliot Friedman reports that a blockbuster deal has been made that would see star center Steven Stamkos moved to Colorado for a third round 38th overall pick in 2017, Col 2nd overall F/A pick in 2017, Col 1st round pick in 2018 and Tor 1st round pick in 2018 (acquired in Reilly Smith Deal)
Stephan to confirm from Chicago

Tampa – New Jersey trade….. Tampa,San Jose picks.

New Jersey trades this pick to Tampa Bay for Sam Bennett. Tim to confirm and make the pick. With that pick the Tampa Bay Lightning select Zach Hyman. 

Following the Tampa pick, San Jose had this announcement concerning their pick Josh Morrissey. As part of the conditions of his selection by the Sharks, and to honor the lead singer of the Smiths, Josh Morrissey is dropping his first name and goes by Morrissey.   He will also be sporting an Emo eurotrash haircut.

And for the toddlers who don’t know who the Smiths are, listen to “How soon is now?” on Youtube.

Colorado – Minnesota trade

There has been a deal struck between the Colorado Avalanche and the Minnesota Wild.
Alex Killorn is on his way to Minnesota in exchange for Niklas Hjalmarsson. 
The Avs are getting impatient with the development of their young d-men and need some immediate veteran leadership.   Killorn was considered expendable at this point as Ehlers, Rakell, Lee and Domi have all moved ahead of him on the depth chert at LW.
Dave to confirm from the Wild front office
Kevin Anton

Second round update on the draft…updated picks.

 2017 Howe Draft

TAMPA COL-A. Matthews Pavel Zacha
COL TAM-P.Laine Josh Ho-Sang
BUFFALO Ivan Provorov Travis Konecny
BOSTON Zach Werenski Ryan Hartman
MINN TAM-M. Marner Josh Anderson
PHILA Jake Guentzel TAM- J.Saaros, G 
WINN NYI- A. Mantha  STL- Kyle Connor
NJD SJ- M.Rantanen  TAM- Zach Hyman,
SANJ Jesse Puljujarvi  Josh Morrissey
NYI WIN-J. Chychryn TAM- B.Montour
STL Matthew Tkachuk  Julius Honka
TOR TAM-S.Aho COL- M.Matheson
VAN Nikita Zaitsev  Brandon Carlo
DAL Braydon Point  Timo Meier
LAK Artturi Lehkonen  Kevin Fiala
CHI TAM- C.Dvorak SJS- Jakub Vrana

First round of the draft and draft chart

   2017  ROUND 1
1 TAMPA COL-A. Matthews
2 COL TAM-P.Laine
3 BUFFALO Ivan Provorov
4 BOSTON Zach Werenski
5 MINN TAM-M. Marner
6 PHILA Jake Guentzel
7 WINN NYI- A. Mantha
8 NJD SJ- M.Rantanen
9 SANJ Jesse Puljujarvi
10 NYI WIN-J. Chychryn
11 STL Matthew Tkachuk
12 TOR TAM-S.Aho
13 VAN Nikita Zaitsev
14 DAL Braydon Point
15 LAK Artturi Lehkonen
16 CHI TAM- C.Dvorak