Welcome to B2B’s draft party!
Round One of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft is today, starting at 7:00PM ET and can be seen on can be seen on NBCSN and Sportsnet. Rounds Two through Seven are tomorrow (Saturday) starting at 10:00AM ET and can been seen on the NHL Network and Sportsnet.
As it stands, the Bruins have the #14 and the #29 picks in the first round. Will they trade either of them in a package for Shattenkirk or Fowler? Will they draft the best available? What even is the best available? Will they draft for need, such as a defenseman or a right winger? Will they trade up or down? Get your drinks, put on your party hats, and buckle in!
If you’re looking for information on draft prospects, we’ve done a lengthy countdown series of draft prospect previews, which you can find here on B2B. Our draft preview crew thinks the Bruins will go for a Senyshyn-type player in Julien Gauthier, but the Bruins are said to be very interested in defenseman Dante Fabbro.
Some other party favors for you:
Elite Prospects has lists of draft rankings and player information here.
For prospect highlight videos, bigwhite06 has an excellent YouTube channel here.
The Edmonton Oilers put together a great collection of prospect interviews from the NHL Draft Combine, which you can find here.
For the top 25 results for each fitness category at the NHL Draft Combine, go here.
There’s already been some drama, as someone might have found Tampa Bay’s draft strategy book left behind somewhere in Buffalo:
This is juicy. Might be Tampa's draft pick value/strategy that was found in Buffalo. pic.twitter.com/JHsaYw6gQc
— m g (@kikkerlaika) June 24, 2016
What’s on tap?