Well, the second day of the draft is upon us, and the Rangers actually have picks to use today. Even though the Rangers didn’t pick last night, there was a little bit of disappointment that they didn’t, since Cam Talbot was supposed to be traded for a first round pick. The general feeling was disappointment when they did not trade him last night.
That said, Talbot should be dealt today, likely early, so that the Rangers can get more picks in the second round. Right now, the Rangers have the following picks:
- 2nd round – 59th overall
- 3rd round – 89th
- 4th round – 119th
- 6th round – 179th
- 7th round – 209th
As per usual, we will be live blogging the draft. Be sure to join us. I’ll be bolding the Rangers picks and moves. I won’t be updating every trade up/down. Just the ones that affect the Rangers.
8:45am: The Rangers reportedly turned down Jimmy Hayes+ for Cam Talbot. Interesting.
8:50: Eddie Lack has been traded to Carolina. Vancouver gets a 3rd rounder this year and a 7th next year.
9:15: Apparently the Ducks are looking to send goalie John Gibson to Edmonton, and the Rangers have Florida and Dallas circling for Talbot.
10:00: San Jose moves up to #31, trading the #39 in the process. Guess the Rangers won’t get a 2nd from them.
10:15: Apparently the Ducks are interested in Canes goalie Anton Khudobin. A deal is apparently in place, but hasn’t been announced. Rumored return includes James Wisniewski.
10:20: Glen Sather and Peter Chiarelli are involved in deep talks. Talbot likely the topic.
10:30: Antii Niemi goes from San Jose to Dallas for the 193rd pick. This is just for his rights, he is a UFA.
10:31: The Ducks and Rangers are in deep talks, per Ryan Rishaug.
10:40: The Rangers have sent Carl Hagelin and picks 59 and 179 to the Ducks for Emerson Etem and pick 41. The Rangers take Ryan Gropp with the #41 pick. Good talent, big, but off the board this early.
10:51: Rangers have sent Talbot to Edmonton for picks 57, 79, and 184. Edmonton also gets pick 209.
11:00: Rangers trade down, sending the 57 to Washington for picks 62 and 113.
11:10: Rangers select Robin Kovacs, winger from Sweden, with the 62nd pick. This is a good pick, and Kovacs should be a nice winger in the future.
11:30: Rangers select Sergey Zborovskiy, a defenseman from the Regina Pats of the WHL with the 79th pick. This is a bit of a reach and a risky pick.
11:40: Rangers select with Aleksi Saarela the 89th pick. Josh wrote about him here.
11:56: Toronto gets Martin Marincin from Edmonton for Brad Ross and a pick. Toronto is having a really good draft.
12:15: Rangers select Daniel Bernhardt with the 119th pick. I got nothing, I don’t know who he is. Swedish forward.
1:15: With their final selection (#184), the Rangers select Adam Huska, a goalie out of the USHL.