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Parade of forwards at top of National Hockey League draft

Parade of forwards at top of National Hockey League draft

The point is the National Hockey League draft is often very hard to predict and there will be incredible players that come out of this draft.

There was talk about the Golden Knights packaging their three first-round picks - it's a luxury unique to Vegas in the expansion era, owning 20 per cent of the first 15 selections - in an effort to move up to No. 1 or even No. 3 overall, but the chance to begin filling a almost bare prospect cupboard proved too much to pass on.

"I'll give it everything I've got to win some games", Fleury said. “Why wait six years? "I don't know what to say".

Much like with the expansion draft, McPhee and his staff appear to have taken a longer-term approach with their inaugural entry draft class and attempted to set up their club for the long-term.

After the Vegas Golden Knights made their final selection of the expansion draft on Wednesday night, the new National Hockey League franchise's general manager George McPhee explained to the fans inside T-Mobile Arena and to viewers watching on TV that he'd had two objectives for the night.

Nashville general manager David Poile has been named the NHL's top executive, and Columbus coach John Tortorella has won the Jack Adams Award as the top coach. "It might have been an upgraded draft pick plus a player, all kinds of different situations".

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Do the Golden Knights go hard after proven forward help to balance a defense-heavy lineup headlined by goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, or do they keep raking in future draft picks for long-term insurance?

The players who have already arrived in Vegas realize that although they're starting over, they aren't starting from scratch.

Colorado goalie Calvin Pickard was the first player McPhee announced as a Golden Knight. To see the trophies up close and personal, touch them, get a picture with them, it makes it all a little bit more real. And the first-round pick could turn into an everyday player, as could the second-round pick a few years from now.

The selection of Berube from the New York Islanders brought a windfall for the Golden Knights, as they also acquired via trade forward Mikhail Grabovski, defenseman Jake Bischoff and two picks - a 2017 first-round selection and 2019 second-round pick from the Isles.

Vegas switched their attention to the blue line with its next two picks taking Erik Brannstrom before the first was out and then grabbing 6-6 Nic Hague early in the second round.

The expansion draft itself was mostly anticlimactic, as the names of numerous new Golden Knights had already leaked out.

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Another former Kootenay Ice player was drafted by the Golden Knights, defenseman Brayden McNabb.

Indeed, this isn't your usual expansion team roster. Doesnt matter where, theyre going to be in this draft 20 years from now.

The Golden Knights might not be a playoff team, but they also might not finish last next season.

All but four teams in the Western Conference recorded more than 83 points last season. He was one of the only unrestricted free agents the Golden Knights signed during their exclusive negotiating window leading up to the expansion draft.

Marc-Andre Fleury is interviewed following the NHL Awards and expansion draft at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. When you have one pick in the first round, you're looking for one guy. "Definitely ready for that part of it". This team needs champions before championships, and it has its first faces, especially in Fleury and Engelland. You just want to establish a friendship and a culture right away, and it starts right now and leads into training camp and continues forward to the first game.”.

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Developing countries hosted 84 per cent or 14.5 million of the world's refugees, who are under the United Nations' mandate. About half of the refugee population last year were children younger than 18 years of age, according the report.


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