Wednesday, June 30, 2010
2010 NHL Draft Weekend Day 2: First Round Part 4: The Draft
The draft itself was allegedly suspenseful as the Edmonton Oilers never let on who would be the #1 pick. A.J. and I figured it would be Taylor Hall of the Windsor Spitfires. It would either be him or Tyler Seguin. When the drat began at 4:00, the Oilers surprised very few by taking Taylor Hall. Tyler Seguin went 2nd to the Boston Bruins and Eric Gudbranson went #3 to the Florida Panthers. These are 3 players we had seen and photographed at the Prospects camp. The other two players we saw (Cam Fowler and Emerson Etem) went to the Ducks in the first round. In actuality, the draft itself played a secondary part to us, since we were more interested in seeing the famous hockey players and management team form the Detroit Red Wings. As day 3 approached, we had no idea that our hopes and persistence would be rewarded.