Tonight is the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, and while there isn't exactly the drama surrounding the Blues as there is for other teams - are the Panthers drafting Ekblad first or does he fall to Buffalo? THE SUSPENSE. - it is still nice to have a first round pick.
But the draft itself isn't the only thing that the draft is about. There are trades galore, and that's what many of us are looking forward to seeing. Will the Blues turn Berglund into Jason Spezza? Are the Winnipeg Jets really pondering dealing Evander Kane? What about Alex Burimistrov's rights? Is there a bidder for that?
I'd be ok with having two young Russians together on the Blues. Winnipeg needs an actual goaltender. I'm just sayin'.
Check back to the storystream over the day and the course of the draft for updates and analysis from Brian on the young kids and big trades that the Blues may make from me if I'm still awake.
Here's tonight's draft order:
5. NY Islanders
10. Anaheim (from Ottawa)
19. Tampa Bay
20. San Jose
21. St. Louis (conditional to Buffalo)
28. Tampa Bay (from NY Rangers)
29. Los Angeles
30. New Jersey
The fun starts tonight at 5:30 Central on the NBCSports Network. It is also available via their Live Extra app.