2012 NHL Entry Draft Thread

The Canadiens pick 3rd overall tonight, their highest pick since Doug Wickenheiser. Who will they take?

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Photos courtesy of Matt Wagner of The Cannon

The draft begins at 7:00 PM EST on TSN, and the Montreal Canadiens will be selecting 3rd overall, unless something crazy happens. With the 3rd overall pick, the Habs should be able to pick one of the highly touted Russian players, but who knows what Timmins has up his sleeve.

The crew at EOTP thought it would be cool to contrast the actual draft results (updated live) with SB Nation's mock draft.

Trades will also be updated live as they occur.

TRADES

The Anaheim Ducks trade Lubomir Visnovsky to the New York Islanders for a 2013 2nd round pick.

The Dallas Stars trade Mike Ribeiro to the Washington Capitals for Cody Eakin and a 2012 2nd round pick.

The Pittsburgh Penguins trade Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes for Brandon Sutter, a 2012 1st round pick (8th overall), Brian Dumoulin.

The Calgary Flames trade their 1st round pick, 14th overall to the Buffalo Sabres for a 2012 1st round pick [21st overall] and a 2012 2nd round pick [42nd overall]

2012 NHL ENTRY DRAFT

Habs draft table, the calm before the storm.

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Pick Team SBN Mock Draft NHL Draft
1 EDM Nail Yakupov Nail Yakupov
2 CBJ Filip Forsberg Ryan Murray
3 MTL Mikhail Grigorenko Alex Galchenyuk
4 NYI Alex Galchenyuk Griffin Reinhart
5 TOR Ryan Murray Morgan Reilly
6 ANA Matthew Dumba Hampus Lindholm
7 MIN Jacob Trouba Matt Dumba
8 PIT [from CAR] Teuvo Teravainen Derrick Pouliot
9 WPG Radek Faksa Jacob Trouba
10 T.B Griffin Reinhart Slater Koekkoek
11 WSH [from COL] Zemgus Girgensons Filip Forsberg
12 BUF Cody Ceci Mikhail Grigorenko
13 DAL Morgan Rielly Radek Faksa
14 BUF [from CGY] Olli Maata Zemgus Girgensons
15 OTT Sebastian Collberg Cody Ceci
16 WSH Pontus Aberg Tom Wilson
17 S.J Tomas Hertl Tomas Hertl
18 CHI Matt Finn Teuvo Teravainen
19 T.B [from DET] Derrick Pouliot Andrei Vasilevski
20 PHI Brendan Gaunce Scott Laughton
21 BUF [from NSH] Stefan Matteau Mark Jankowski
22 PIT Slater Koekkoek Olli Maata
23 FLA Hampus Lindholm Michael Matheson
24 BOS Dalton Thrower Malcolm Subban
25 STL Nicolas Kerdiles Jordan Schmaltz
26 VAN Colton Sissons Brendan Gaunce
27 PHX Ville Pokka Henrik Samuelsson
28 NYR Mark Jankowski Brady Skjei
29 NJD Tom Wilson Stefan Matteau
30 LAK Anton Slepyshev Tanner Pearson
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