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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Toronto Maple Leafs 2012 draft preview

by John-Eric Iannicello
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Toronto Maple Leafs 2012 draft preview

Photo: Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke chats with the second of his two first round picks at the 2011 NHL Draft, defenseman Stuart Percy of the newly named Mississauga Steelheads (courtesy of Brace Hemmelgarn/Icon SMI)

After four years at the helm as the Toronto Maple Leafs GM, a fifth overall draft choice at the 2012 NHL Draft isn't likely the spot Brian Burke had planned on making a selection at this point in his stewardship. But, due to a mid-season collapse, the Maple Leafs have the opportunity to add another key building block to an ongoing system rebuild as the team continues it's quest to return to the NHL playoffs.

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Pittsburgh Penguins 2012 draft preview

by Ian Altenbaugh
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Pittsburgh Penguins 2012 draft preview

Photo: Selected 54th overall in 2011, Scott Harrington was one of the first players in his draft class to sign an entry-level contract. (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

 

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be hosting the 2012 NHL Draft and, following another early playoff exit, rumors surrounding the future of some of their key players is once again a hot topic. Seemingly not to be outdone by the Rick Nash trade rumors which have reignited over the past two weeks, members of the local and national media have started to rampantly speculate over the future of Penguins center Jordan Staal. 

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Buffalo Sabres 2012 draft preview

by Tony Musso
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Buffalo Sabres 2012 draft preview

Photo: The Buffalo Sabres looked for some size and scoring from the wing at last year's NHL Draft with the selection of Finnish forward Joel Armia (courtesy of Vincent Muzik/Icon SMI)

 

The Buffalo Sabres enter the 2012 NHL Draft armed with four of the first 45 picks, which is the most picks inside the top 50 that they have had since 1998. Though he receives a lot of flak from fans, Darcy Regier should be commended for both his draft record and deft maneuverings at last year's draft as well as the 2012 trade deadline which brought in the extra first and second round picks that the Sabres hold this year.

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Washington Capitals 2012 draft preview

by Chris Roberts
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Washington Capitals 2012 draft preview

Photo: The Washington Capitals went the trade route in the 2011 NHL Draft, sending their first round pick to the Chicago Blackhawks for winger Troy Brouwer. (Mark Goldman/Icon SMI)

 

After nearly advancing to the Eastern Conference finals, the revitalized Washington Capitals now turn their attention to the off-season. After having just four picks in last year's draft, the club has stockpiled 11 picks for this June's draft, including the 11th overall pick, which they acquired from the Colorado Avalanche for Semyon Varlamov, and their own 16th overall pick.

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Boston Bruins 2012 draft preview

by Bill Ladd
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Boston Bruins 2012 draft preview

Photo: Drafted ninth overall in 2011, defenseman Dougie Hamilton is not only the top prospect for the Boston Bruins, but among the top defensive prospects in all of hockey. (Leon T. Switzer/Icon SMI)

 

Thanks to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Boston Bruins have spent the last two years drafting inside the top 10. This year, they're back to drafting in the bottom third of the first round, but if the rumors are to be believed, Boston General Manager Peter Chiarelli is actively trying to remedy that situation and move up high enough to grab one of the premier defensemen available.

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