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The Daily: Kyle Davidson Talks Draft; Panthers Punch Back

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The NHL Draft is less than three weeks away and everyone knows who the Chicago Blackhawks are taking first overall. But what about at 19? Blackhawks General Manager Kyle Davidson spoke at the scouting combine on a number of issues from using cap space to build for the future and what could happen with the 19th overall pick.

Davidson said he’s not “opposed” to moving back because the depth of the draft can allow for him to take someone later. Beyond that, it would bring in further assets to make the move down. In the end, Davidson points out, it revolves around value. Whether it’s up or down or right at 19, Davidson will do his due diligence.

Panthers Punch Back

The Panthers pulled a rabbit out of their hats late in the third and then buried the game winner on their first shot of overtime. Not bad, considering that after tying the game, they take a (questionable) penalty with 11 seconds left. Florida went to OT, killed the penalty, and then put the game to bed with an overtime winner.

The series stands at 2-1 in favor of Vegas. Make sure to stay up on everything Stanley Cup Final related with our Vegas and Florida coverage which you can find further on.

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Hockey Now Stanley Cup Coverage

From Vegas Hockey Now

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  • Vegas had it and then lost it. A tough loss that makes it a series

From Florida Hockey Now

  • Sergei Bobrovsky breathes life back into the Panthers Stanley Cup hopes
  • The hero brothers of Matthew Tkachuk and Carter Verhaeghe rally the Panthers when it matters most
  • The Panthers party like it’s the late 90’s without the flannel and grunge as they notch their first Cup Final win

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San Jose: The San Jose Sharks have a high pick that that need to hit on. Should there be concern with taking Matvei Michkov?

 

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