Puck Wire – Top Hockey News Of The Day: February 6th

NHL Pacific Division

Good afternoon friends! With Monday behind us, we can start to see the light at the end of yet another long work week. Join us in killing some company time with our daily spin around the NHL as we update you on what you missed last night and this morning.

We’ll take a look at Connor McDavid’s huge night against Tampa Bay, our first look at the 2018 NHL entry draft, the latest on Seattle and more.

– The Tampa Bay Lightning are the best team in the NHL and have two of the best players in Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos. On Monday night, the Bolts and their top dogs were overshadowed by the reigning and his Edmonton Oilers. Connor McDavid’s four goal, five point night stole the show on Monday and reminded everyone that the young Oil captain is still among the best in the world. Mark Spector has more.

– As we approach the NHL’s trade deadline in 20 days, many people will ask which teams possess which draft picks and which selections will be used as trade bait in order to add rental pieces. ESPN has put all of that info in one convenient location, showing us which picks each of the 31 teams in the league has.

– As you all know, the NHL is keenly focused on Seattle to be the 32nd city in the league. While the application process has much mystery surrounding it, we do that the league is falling in love with the Pacific Northwest’s hub. King5.com in Seattle has the latest on the situation, which involves NHL executives ranting and raving about the market.

– As I discussed yesterday in the daily rumor roundup (here), the New York Rangers have asked veteran forward Rick Nash for his no-trade list as we approach the NHL’s trade deadline. It is expected, with New York sitting outside the playoff cutline, that the Rangers will be sellers to retool for the future. SB Nation’s Mary Clarke has the latest on the Nash situation.

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