NHL Network Radio Introduces the Under Review NHL Team Draft

Under Review

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 07: John Tavares #91 of the Toronto Maple Leafs reacts after scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on October 7, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (

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We’ve all sat through Fantasy Sports Drafts, and while they can be fun, here at Under Review on NHL Network Radio, we believe in the bigger picture.

Hence the First Ever Under Review NHL Team Draft.

On Tuesday, October 9th, we opened the phones and asked one of the listeners to choose the team they believe will end up with the most 2018-19 regular season points. They went with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Peter Berce followed with his pick (San Jose), then Mick Kern chose the Penguins. We followed that pattern until 30 of the 31 current NHL teams were selected.

The eventual winner will be the squad that compiles the most combined regular season points.  We’ll figure out a waiver wire process, and a trade deadline. Every Monday, we’ll check in to see who’s in the lead, and who’s in the basement.

Here, for public record, are the three squads for the Under Review NHL Team Draft.  The one NHL team not drafted?  The New York Rangers.

FACEOFF BANDITS (The Listeners)

1. Toronto Maple Leafs
4. Winnipeg Jets
7. Tampa Bay Lightning
10.Chicago Blackhawks
13. Edmonton Oilers
16.Florida Panthers
19.Detroit Red Wings
22.Buffalo Sabres
25.Carolina Hurricanes
28.Montreal Canadiens

THE ICEBREAKERS (Peter Berce)

2. San Jose Sharks
5. Nashville Predators
8. Philadelphia Flyers
11.Dallas Stars
14.Boston Bruins
17.Calgary Flames
20.Colorado Avalanche
23.New York Islanders
26.Minnesota Wild
29.Arizona Coyotes

MICK MAURADERS (Mick Kern)

3. Pittsburgh Penguins
6. Washington Capitals
9. Vegas Golden Knights
12. St. Louis Blues
15. Columbus Blue Jackets
18. New Jersey Devils
21. Los Angeles Kings
24. Anaheim Ducks
27. Vancouver Canucks
30. Ottawa Senators

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