Mixed feelings around hockey about holding NHL draft early
May 10, 2020
The NFL's successful virtual draft and uncertainty surrounding the resumption of hockey this season have raised the possibility of an NHL draft held before the Stanley Cup Final.
After postponing its draft scheduled for June 26-27 in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the NHL is considering having it earlier in June with the season in an indefinite suspension. There are mixed feelings among executives about the idea, ranging from frustration to begrudging acceptance.
"We're just going to try to prepare as though it's going to happen," Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas said. "It...