LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Jack Campbell, drafted 11th by the Dallas Stars, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Alright folks, here we go with what my on-screen program guide tells me will be 12 continuous hours of NHL draft coverage! (Good grief I hope rounds 2 to 7 really don't take 12 hours...)
When last we left you last night the Dallas Stars had used their 11th pick overall to draft goalie Jack Campbell. It was the first of 11 American born players taken in last night's first round - an NHL record. The Stars have (at the moment baring any trades) three more picks: In the second round they pick number 41, the third round they have the 71st pick and then in the fifth round they are at pick 131.
Now while Campbell was certainly a surprise for Stars fans, he only was a surprise based on the handful of surprises that we had between picks 5 and 10. (Dylan McIlrath at #10? Really New York Rangers?!) In fact some players who many thought to be sure picks in the first round will be back at Staples today hoping they don't have to wait too much longer to have their name called. If you're interested in seeing how this second round could go, you can always check out SB Nation's round 2 mock draft.
Now feel free to mix and mingle here, discuss the other team's picks and what - if any - moves the Stars make. Throughout the day here at Defending Big D we'll have immediate profiles of any picks the Stars make, and be looking for your opinions on them. Any other moves made will also be broken down here!
Enjoy the day, and
game draft on!!