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2009 NHL Entry Draft Live Blog


Rich and Kyle are live at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and will be liveblogging from Montreal starting at 6 pm EST.  You can also follow the guys on Twitter.

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1st Round Coverage:

TSN’s Darren Dreger just reported that Chris Pronger is going to the Flyers.

1st:  John Tavares

Trade of Pronger has been further clarified.  Chris Pronger and Ryan Dingle from Anaheim to Philadelphia for Joffery Lupul, Luca Sbisa and 2 first round picks (09 &10).

2nd:  Victor Hedman.

3rd:  Matt Duchene

4th:  Evander Kane

5th:  Brayden Schenn

For the rest of the list of the 1st round, click here.

Interesting Notes:
Sweden has most selections they’ve ever had at 7. (previous high was 6 in 1993)
First time since 1993 that the Americans didn’t have a player drafted in the top 10.
First time ever that brothers were taken in back to back years in the top 5 picks. (Staal’s were drafted 2 years apart).
The 26th pick was probably the most traveled pick in the history of picks as it was traded from SJ-TB-OTT-NYI-CBJ-ANA.
This was the lowest selection the Hawks have ever had in the draft.  As well they signed David Bolland to a 5 year 18 million today.

Best Comment of the Night:
Brian Burke in response to a question in which he was asked what it felt like to get booed in Montreal.

I don’t give a rat’s ass about that stuff.  The best hockey fans on the planet are not in Montreal, they are in Toronto.  When we host this event in a couple of years and Montreal goes up to pick, this will seem like child’s play for the booing they get in Toronto.

Stay Tuned for more Day 2 Draft Updates:
Kyle and Richard will be up at the crack of dawn tomorrow and will be reporting live from Montreal’s Bell Centre.  The draft resumes at 10 AM EST.  If you would like to be up-to-date on what is happening, subscribe to Illegalcurve on Twitter.