Eric has your draft day preview here.
LA Kings Insider
REMEMBER THAT "GOAL" IN DETROIT? It may be discounted in the future as part of an expanded video review.
DRAFT PICKS, FIRST ROUND HISTORY UNDER LOMBARDI Excluding a certain star defenseman (c'mon, he was a gimme), his record is pretty decent.
The Hockey Writers
Valentin Zykov’s Good Luck: Dean Lombardi Is King of Second Round Lombardi may have a decent record in the first round, but seems to shine in the second round as Sheng Peng notes.
These Kings Bow to the OHL Sheng Peng has also realized the GM's habit of drafting from the OHL (thank you, Mike Futa).
Fans Welcome Home Kopitar To "KOPIWOOD" Slovenia A large contingent of fans welcomed the star Slovenian home.
In Other News
Bettman: Still seeking ‘mutual landing’ for cap You can listen to Mr. Bettman's phone interview here but there is no real insight into the cap negotiations that are still taking place with the NHLPA.
RYAN KESLER AND THE DUCKS BOTH GET WHAT THEY WANT, BUT DID THE CANUCKS? Unless GM Jim Benning does something special with the 24th overall pick, the Canucks didn't get much in return for their second line center. The response from Canucks fans was mixed.
Speaking of the Ducks, they have new jerseys! So really, this whole trade was just a giant PR distraction from these ugly ass things.