Friday, June 24, 2011

LIVE Draft Day Coverage - Your Canadiens

If yesterday's flurry of trades and signings were any indication, we may be in for an exciting day of hockey today. The first round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft begins at 7 PM tonight, but with all the General Managers around the league in a single hotel and arena, anything can (and hopefully will) happen! Stay tuned to this very post all day for the latest on what's going on. If you keep returning to this page or refreshing it, you will see the latest updates denoted by a .

Couple of resources previously posted here to whet your appetite:
- Summary of Habs rumours from yesterday


- Calgary Flames defenseman Robyn Regehr refuses to waive his no trade clause for a deal that would send him to the Buffalo Sabres for an undisclosed return. The Flames will explore other options with Regehr.

- Pierre Gauthier is actively shopping Benoit Pouliot. If no trade partner is found, Pouliot might not be qualified.

- Gauthier is also in the market for a top 6-able winger, but is in no hurry as he can wait for free agency on July 1st. Chris Higgins' name is being floated out there as a potential return to Montreal.

- CKAC reports that Gauthier is shopping Jaroslav Spacek and Yannick Weber in addition to Pouliot.

- Brad Richards will not be dealt, as he intends on testing the free agent market July 1st.

- After their blockbuster deals yesterday, the Philadelphia Flyers have now made Kris Versteeg available for trade.

- The St. Louis Blues have revealed forward David Backes will attend the draft with the delegation to welcome new players. Two implications: 1) Backes is therefore not on the trade market (so stop dreaming, Habs fans); 2) Blues first pick is #32 in the 2nd round, this may increase likelihood of them trying to trade into the top 30.

- The Colorado Avalanche are quietly making Paul Statsny available, but the return will have to be significant. Discussions at present are rumoured to be with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, and New York Islanders.

- The Avalanche are targeting Los Angeles Kings young netminder Jonathan Bernier in a trade, but the asking price may be too high. We'll see what happens on that one.

- An unconfirmed report has the Tampa Bay Lightning offering Vincent Lecavalier around the league with little interest. Few teams are able to take on his salary (at least willingly), as Tampa couldn't take much back since the point of moving him is to sign Steven Stamkos.

- The Edmonton Oilers are floating the 19th overall selection on the trade market to look for quicker help.

- The Toronto Maple Leafs are not done shopping, looking for an NHL level center ideally.

- Kirk Muller is not at the draft with the Montreal Canadiens delegation. Sounds like he is done in Montreal despite not landing a head coaching job in the NHL. Should be an AHL head coach somewhere in 2011-12.

- The Philadelphia Flyers are trying to move up from the 8th overall pick they acquired yesterday, offering Kris Versteeg and/or Matt Carle.

- The Florida Panthers have put the names of David Booth and Stephen Weiss out there as possibly on the market.

- The Chicago Blackhawks are trying to move defenseman Brian Campbell. Seems like Columbus may be interested. Campbell's No Trade Clause is complicating the issue.

- Zach Parise at the draft with the New Jersey Devils delegation. Likely means he isn't available for trade... at least not this weekend.

- The Boston Bruins are still talking to the agents for pending UFAs Michael Ryder and Tomas Kaberle and expect to have some sort of conclusion (whether signed or let walk) by the middle of next week.


- As reported here early this morning, the deal is now done. The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Eric Brewer to a 4-year deal worth just under $16M. (cap hit ~$3.85M)

- The Toronto Maple Leafs have added former Atlanta Thrashers GM Rick Dudley to their management staff.

- The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenseman John-Michael Liles from the Colorado Avalanche for Boston's 2nd round pick in 2012, per Darren Dreger of TSN.

- The Los Angeles Kings trade Ryan Smyth to the Edmonton Oilers for Gilbert Brule and a 5th round draft pick. (trade held up right now due to Brule's health)

- The Chicago Blackhawks trade Troy Brouwer to the Washington Capitals for the 26th overall pick this year.

- The Minnesota Wild trade Brent Burns and a 2nd round pick to the San Jose Sharks for Devin Setoguchi, Charlie Coyle, and their 1st round pick this year.

- The Chicago Blackhawks trade defenseman Brian Campbell to the Florida Panthers for Rostislav Olesz.


1) EDMONTON OILERS select Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Your Canadiens: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Florida)
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton)
Mike Morreale's Pick: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton)
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton)
Hockey's Future Staff Pick: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton)
Red Line Report's Pick: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton)'s Pick: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton)
TSN Mock Draft: Adam Larsson (Edmonton)
M.A. Godin's Pick: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton)

2) COLORADO AVALANCHE select Gabriel Landeskog

Your Canadiens: Gabriel Landeskog
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Gabriel Landeskog
Mike Morreale's Pick: Gabriel Landeskog
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Gabriel Landeskog
Red Line Report's Pick: Gabriel Landeskog's Pick: Jonathan Huberdeau
TSN Mock Draft: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
M.A. Godin's Pick: Jonathan Huberdeau

3) FLORIDA PANTHERS select Jonathan Huberdeau

Your Canadiens: Adam Larsson (Edmonton)
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Jonathan Huberdeau (Florida)
Mike Morreale's Pick: Adam Larsson (Florida)
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Jonathan Huberdeau (Florida)
Hockey's Future Staff Pick: Gabriel Landeskog (Florida)
Red Line Report's Pick: Jonathan Huberdeau (Florida)'s Pick: Adam Larsson (Florida)
TSN Mock Draft: Gabriel Landeskog (Florida)
M.A. Godin's Pick: Gabriel Landeskog (Florida)

4) NEW JERSEY DEVILS select Adam Larsson

Your Canadiens: Jonathan Huberdeau
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Nathan Beaulieu
Mike Morreale's Pick: Jonathan Huberdeau
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Adam Larsson's Pick: Gabriel Landeskog
TSN Mock Draft: Jonathan Huberdeau
M.A. Godin's Pick: Adam Larsson

5) NEW YORK ISLANDERS select Ryan Strome

Your Canadiens: Sean Couturier
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Adam Larsson
Mike Morreale's Pick: Dougie Hamilton
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Dougie Hamilton
Hockey's Future Staff Pick: Jonathan Huberdeau
Red Line Report's Pick: Dougie Hamilton's Pick: Dougie Hamilton
TSN Mock Draft: Ryan Strome
M.A. Godin's Pick: Sean Couturier

6) OTTAWA SENATORS select Mika Zibanejad

Your Canadiens: Mika Zibanejad
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Dougie Hamilton
Mike Morreale's Pick: Sean Couturier
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Mika Zibanejad's Pick: Sean Couturier
TSN Mock Draft: Sean Couturier
M.A. Godin's Pick: Dougie Hamilton

7) WINNIPEG JETS select Mark Scheifele

Your Canadiens: Dougie Hamilton
TSN Mock Draft: Dougie Hamilton
M.A. Godin's Pick: Ryan Strome

8) PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (from Columbus Blue Jackets) select Sean Couturier

Your Canadiens: Ryan Murphy (Columbus)
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Sean Couturier (Columbus)
Mike Morreale's Pick: Ryan Murphy (Columbus)
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Ryan Murphy (Columbus)
Hockey's Future Staff Pick: Dougie Hamilton (Columbus)
Red Line Report's Pick: Sean Couturier (Columbus)'s Pick: Mika Zibanejad (Columbus)
TSN Mock Draft: Ryan Murphy (Columbus)
M.A. Godin's Pick: Ryan Murphy (Columbus)

9) BOSTON BRUINS (from Toronto Maple Leafs) select Douggie Hamilton

Your Canadiens: Nathan Beaulieu
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Sven Baertschi
Mike Morreale's Pick: Nathan Beaulieu
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Nathan Beaulieu
Red Line Report's Pick: Nathan Beaulieu
TSN Mock Draft: Jonas Brodin
M.A. Godin's Pick: Nathan Beaulieu

10) MINNESOTA WILD select Jonas Brodin

Your Canadiens: Ryan Strome
Mike Morreale's Pick: Mika Zibanejad
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Sean Couturier
Red Line Report's Pick: Mika Zibanejad's Pick: Nathan Beaulieu
TSN Mock Draft: Sven Baertschi
M.A. Godin's Pick: Mika Zibanejad

11) COLORADO AVALANCHE (from St. Louis Blues) select Duncan Siemens

Your Canadiens: Duncan Siemens (Buffalo)
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Daniel Catenacci (Colorado)
Mike Morreale's Pick: Duncan Siemens (Colorado)
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Duncan Siemens (Colorado)
Hockey's Future Staff Pick: Sven Baertschi (Colorado)
Red Line Report's Pick: Oscar Klefbom (Colorado)'s Pick: Duncan Siemens (Colorado)
TSN Mock Draft: Mika Zibanejad (Colorado)
M.A. Godin's Pick: Oscar Klefbom (Colorado)

12) CAROLINA HURRICANES select Ryan Murphy

Your Canadiens: Sven Baertschi
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Duncan Siemens
Mike Morreale's Pick: Jonas Brodin
Red Line Report's Pick: Nicklas Jensen's Pick: Sven Baertschi
TSN Mock Draft: Nathan Beaulieu
M.A. Godin's Pick: Sven Baertschi

13) CALGARY FLAMES select Sven Baertschi

Your Canadiens: Mark McNeill
Mike Morreale's Pick: Oscar Klefbom
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Sven Baertschi
Red Line Report's Pick: Mark Scheifele's Pick: Mark McNeill
TSN Mock Draft: Zack Phillips
M.A. Godin's Pick: Mark McNeill

14) DALLAS STARS select Jamieson Oleksiak

Your Canadiens: Joel Armia
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Mark McNeill
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Mark McNeill's Pick: Jamieson Oleksiak
TSN Mock Draft: Mark Scheifele
M.A. Godin's Pick: Duncan Siemens

15) NEW YORK RANGERS select J.T. Miller

Your Canadiens: Mark Scheifele
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Mika Zibanejad
Mike Morreale's Pick: Mark McNeill
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Boone Jenner
Red Line Report's Pick: Rocco Grimaldi's Pick: Joseph Morrow
TSN Mock Draft: Mark McNeill
M.A. Godin's Pick: Mark Scheifele

16) BUFFALO SABRES select Joel Armia

Your Canadiens: John Gibson (Colorado)
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Mark Scheifele (Buffalo)
Mike Morreale's Pick: Mark Scheifele (Buffalo)
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Zack Phillips (Buffalo)
Hockey's Future Staff Pick: Jamieson Oleksiak (Buffalo)
Red Line Report's Pick: Jonas Brodin (Buffalo)'s Pick: Jonas Brodin (Buffalo)
TSN Mock Draft: Jamieson Oleksiak (Buffalo)
M.A. Godin's Pick: Joseph Morrow (Buffalo)

17) MONTREAL CANADIENS select Nathan Beaulieu

Your Canadiens: Boone Jenner
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Zack Phillips
Mike Morreale's Pick: Joseph Morrowr
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Jonas Brodin's Pick: Boone Jenner
TSN Mock Draft: Brandon Saad
M.A. Godin's Pick: Boone Jenner

18) CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS select Mark McNeill

Your Canadiens: Matt Puempel
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Vladislav Namestnikov
Mike Morreale's Pick: Sven Baertschi's Pick: Zack Phillips
TSN Mock Draft: Oscar Klefbom
M.A. Godin's Pick: Zack Phillips

19) EDMONTON OILERS (from Los Angeles Kings) select Oscar Klefbom

Your Canadiens: Jamieson Oleksiak (Florida)
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Jamieson Oleksiak (Edmonton)
Mike Morreale's Pick: Jamieson Oleksiak (Edmonton)
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Christopher Gibson (Edmonton)
Hockey's Future Staff Pick: Duncan Siemens (Edmonton)
Red Line Report's Pick: David Musil (Edmonton)'s Pick: Oscar Klefbom (Edmonton)
TSN Mock Draft: Joseph Morrow (Edmonton)
M.A. Godin's Pick: Jamieson Oleksiak (Edmonton)

20) PHOENIX COYOTES select Connor Murphy

Your Canadiens: Joseph Morrow
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Christopher Gibson
Mike Morreale's Pick: Scott Mayfield
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Mark Scheifele
Red Line Report's Pick: Sven Baertschi's Pick: Nicklas Jensen
TSN Mock Draft: Matt Puempel
M.A. Godin's Pick: Nicklas Jensen

21) OTTAWA SENATORS (from Nashville Predators) select Stefan Noeson

Your Canadiens: Tomas Jurco
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Joseph Morrow
Mike Morreale's Pick: Nicklas Jensen
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Brandon Saad
Red Line Report's Pick: Joseph Morrow's Pick: Mark Scheifele
TSN Mock Draft: Ty Rattie
M.A. Godin's Pick: Rocco Grimaldi

22) ANAHEIM DUCKS trades this pick to Toronto for picks #30 and 39.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS select Tyler Biggs.

Your Canadiens: Zack Phillips

23) PITTSBURGH PENGUINS select Joseph Morrow

Your Canadiens: Nicklas Jensen
Mike Morreale's Pick: Brandon Saad
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Phillip Danault
Red Line Report's Pick: Jamieson Oleksiak
TSN Mock Draft: Tyler Biggs

24) DETROIT RED WINGS trade this pick to the Ottawa Senators for picks #35 and 48.
OTTAWA SENATORS select Matt Puempel

Your Canadiens: Scott Mayfield
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Nicklas Jensen
Mike Morreale's Pick: Rickard Rakell
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Joseph Morrow
Red Line Report's Pick: Connor Murphy
TSN Mock Draft: Connor Murphy
M.A. Godin's Pick: Tomas Jurco

25) TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (from Philadelphia Flyers) select Stuart Percy

Your Canadiens: Oscar Klefbom
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Matt Puempel
Mike Morreale's Pick: Boone Jenner
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Jonathan Miller
Red Line Report's Pick: Duncan Siemens's Pick: Matt Puempel
TSN Mock Draft: Rocco Grimaldi
M.A. Godin's Pick: Matt Puempel


Your Canadiens: Jonas Brodin
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Connor Murphy
Mike Morreale's Pick: Alexander Khokhlachev
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Vladislav Namestnikov
Hockey's Future Staff Pick: Alexander Khokhlachev's Pick: Brandon Saad
TSN Mock Draft: Rickard Rakell
M.A. Godin's Pick: Jonas Brodin

27) TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING select Vladislav Namestnikov

Your Canadiens: Christopher Gibson
Mike Morreale's Pick: Connor Murphy
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Nicklas Jensen's Pick: Jonathan Miller
TSN Mock Draft: Duncan Siemens
M.A. Godin's Pick: J.T. Miller

28) MINNESOTA WILD (from SAN JOSE SHARKS) select Zack Phillips

Your Canadiens: Alexander Khokhlachev
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Shane Prince
Mike Morreale's Pick: Phillip Danault
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Jamieson Oleksiak's Pick: Scott Mayfield
TSN Mock Draft: Nicklas Jensen
M.A. Godin's Pick: Tyler Biggs

29) VANCOUVER CANUCKS select Nicklas Jensen

Your Canadiens: Ty Rattie
Steven Hoffner's Pick: Adam Clendening
Adam Kimelman's Pick: Alexander Khokhlachev
Hockey's Future Staff Pick: Stuart Percy (Toronto)
Red Line Report's Pick: Brandon Saad (Toronto)'s Pick: Vladislav Namestnikov
TSN Mock Draft: David Musil
M.A. Godin's Pick: Connor Murphy

30) ANAHEIM DUCKS (FROM TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS, SEE PICK #22) (from Boston Bruins) select Rickard Rakell

Your Canadiens: Brandon Saad
Mike Morreale's Pick: Stuart Percy
Hockey's Future Staff Pick: Tomas Jurco (Vancouver)
Red Line Report's Pick: Kale Kessy (Vancouver)'s Pick: Stuart Percy
TSN Mock Draft: Stuart Percy
M.A. Godin's Pick: Dmitri Jaskin

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