June 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; General view of the stage prior to the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
Good morning. Hope you slept well after watching Ray Shero make the league his bitch. Today, we have day 2 of the NHL draft, the day the Red Wings actually get to do stuff. Before we get to that, let's briefly recap some of the highlights.
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A bit later, the real bombshell dropped. Pittsburg gave Jordan Staal to Carolina for the 8th overall pick, Brandon Sutter, and Brian Dumolin.
Steve Yzerman used the pick Detroit gave up for Kyle Quincey to draft goaltender Andrei Vasilevski. At the time, Finnish D Olli Maatta was still on the board. TSN Had him ranked as the 10th-best draft choice. He ended up going to Pittsburgh at pick #22
In troll pick news, the Bruins took Malcolm Subban, brother of PK Subban, who plays for Boston's rival the Montreal Canadiens. The New Jersey Devils also used the first round pick they refused to forfeit to grab Stefan Matteau, the son of the guy who did this to them in 1994.
After the first round ended, the Penguins also traded Zbynek Michalek to Phoenix for a pick, two prospects, and to give Pittsburgh enough salary cap space to make them a player in the Zach Parise or Ryan Suter sweepstakes.
So what did the Central do?
Columbus took D Ryan Murray 2nd overall.
St. Louis took D Jordan Schmaltz at 25th overall.
What's on tap for today
Detroit has the following picks:
2nd Round - 49th Overall (RW Martin Frk)
3rd Round - 80th Overall (G Jake Paterson)
4th Round - 110th Overall (LW Andreas Athanasiou)
5th Round - 140th Overall
6th Round - 170th Overall
7th Round - 200th Overall
Detroit has no additional picks. Each of their remaining draft picks are the ones they earned with the team's finish in the league rankings, equating out to the 19th selection of each round.
Stay tuned today for the picks as they happen. Have fun in the comments.