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Will Blackhawks select defenseman with third pick of draft?

1 month ago   |   By Yardbarker

While the first two picks of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft are considered simple enough for the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers, who have to claim the top two players in the draft in Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko, the real draft gets started at No. 3, where the Chicago Blackhawks must wade through a bevy of prospects and decide who is the best of the rest. Many scouts have suggested the next obvious player to be taken could be defenseman Bowen Byram, whom Chicago head scout Mark Kelley compared to Paul Coffey. However, would the Blackhawks take a defenseman in the first round after...
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2019 NHL Draft Preview: Dylan Cozens, WHL Center

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Dylan Cozens, WHL Center

1 month ago   |   By MayorsManor.com

The hockey season ended far too early for the LA Kings, and the five-week anticipation of the NHL Draft feels like forever.
However, with the league's 31 member teams knee-deep in their due diligence, this remains a peak preparation period for next month's big event. Top 2019 draft eligible prospects Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko are still fighting it out at the IIHF World Championship. Kings prospects Sean Durzi and Markus Phillips will begin Memorial Cup play this weekend; along with several other draft hopefuls who are also participating in that tournament over the next week or so. Then...
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