2015 NHL Draft Preview

Oh sure anyone can do an NFL or NBA Draft preview. But here at the Daly Dose we can even break down the NHL Draft!

The 2015 NHL Draft begins tonight at 7PM ET. Admit it, you won’t watch it…so just read this and you will already know what happens.

NHL

Team Pick
1. Edmonton Oilers The Oilers will select the best prospect since Sidney Crosby in 2005- “The Chosen One”  Connor McDavid, C, Erie
2. Buffalo Sabres Probably a hockey player
3. Arizona Coyotes Looks like they will take a white guy
4. Toronto Maple Leafs They would really like a scrapper here
5. Carolina Hurricanes I will say a high school kid
6. New Jersey Devils Devils will pick a guy who was literally born on skates much to the chagrin of his late mother
7. Philadelphia Flyers Guy with a mullet
8. Columbus Blue Jackets Perhaps a Norwegian defenseman
9. San Jose Sharks A playoff choker would fit in nicely
10. Colorado Avalanche How about a European guy?
11. Florida Panthers Looks like they will take another Caucasian player
12. Dallas Stars Expect a high motor guy here
13. Los Angeles Kings Kings take a prospect with potential as opposed to an underachiever
14. Boston Bruins Guy with a moustache
15. Calgary Flames Some gritty white dude
16. Edmonton Oilers This player will be a trivia question someday because he got drafted at the same time as Connor McDavid.
17. Winnipeg Jets Jets take a gritty guy. But he’s not that gutty.
18. Ottawa Senators Senators go with a gutty guy who is actually not very gritty.
19. Detroit Red Wings Wings look to add a poor skater here. Because good skaters are a dime a dozen.
20. Minnesota Wild Wild go with a character guy. Not really that Wild, are they?
21. Ottawa Senators Guy who scores off the ice and has a drug problem. Like a real American senator.
22. Washington Capitals Huge guy that looks great in the regular season but fails in the postseason.
23. Vancouver Canucks Canucks pick a defenseman that was named after a Viking
24. Toronto Maple Leafs Guy with NHL size as opposed to MLB size. Because this is after-all the NHL.
25. Winnipeg Jets Another defensive tackle. Oh sorry, that was the pick for the New York Jets.
26. Montreal Canadiens Another defenseman that won’t be very good. Just like the last five.
27. Anaheim Ducks A guy that adds depth. But not necessarily width.
28. Tampa Bay Lightning Maybe a center that can actually score a goal in the Finals? I’m looking right at YOU, Stamkos!
29. Philadelphia Flyers Someone from Sweden?
30. Arizona Coyotes A player that will be willing to relocate when the Coyotes move to Seattle
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Daly Debate: Which is better? The NBA Finals or the Stanley Cup Final?

NBA vs NHL

Which has a better Finals? The NBA or the NHL? We tackle that argument in our Daly Debate.

Daly Debate NBA NHL Advantage
Locales Oakland and Cleveland Chicago and Tampa NHL- Some people actually choose to go to Chicago and Tampa. On purpose.
TV Network ABC NBC, NBCSN, Cartoon Network, VH-1 NBA- Because unlike their officiating…it’s consistent.
Best Coach LeBron James Joel Quinneville NHL- Sometimes the players actually listen to their coaches.
Toughness If someone gets touched it could mean an ejection. If someone dies they could miss their shift. NHL
Best scorers LeBron James and Stephen Curry Tyler Johnson and Patrick Kane This is too close to call.  But Patrick Kane might actually do more scoring off the ice than on it. So NHL but barely.
Best defenders Matthew Dellavedova and Andre Iguodala Keith Duncan and Victor Hedman NBA- While the hockey guys are way more physical, Dellavedova will unabashedly dive into your knee and ruin your career.
Officiating So inconsistent that we use phrases like “that’s not an NBA travel”.  It IS traveling for young kids learning the game. But NOT at the highest levels of basketball competition. Rarely noticed and no tell all books forthcoming about how hockey refs are on the take. NHL. And it isn’t even close.
Best Hairlines LeBron James Patrick Kane Pick-em. Kaner is losing forehead real estate but the NHL mullet allows coverage. LeBron has stapled some sort of carpet sample into his scalp and no longer has to wear his headband like a bonnet.
Fan apparel Warrior fans have their yellow shirts and Cavs fans are wearing slightly burned LeBron jerseys. Tampa fans are wearing tank tops and Chicago fans are all sporting Gap jeans. NHL but barely. Tampa banned the wearing of other teams’ jerseys in their arena which is pathetic but Chicago probably has the greatest jersey in all of sports.
Final Decision Two overtime games so far and 15.62 million viewers on Sunday night. Three very competitive games but only 5.59 million people watched the matinee start on Saturday.  NHL wins but aside from a few people wearing jean jackets in Canada…who would ever know?