Mika Zibanejad hitting hard and sniping goals.
The Oilers confirmed the near-obvious Friday night, selecting slick, playmaking centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels first overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
The Senators went a bit off the pundits’ charts with their sixth overall selection at the NHL draft Friday night. What do you think of the pick?
The Ottawa Senators have probably never had a player with the background of Swedish forward Mika Zibanejad, who they took with their No. 6 pick in the first round of the this year’s NHL draft.
As the Philadelphia Flyers shipped big-name forwards Jeff Carter and Mike Richards west in separate trades on Thursday, the Ottawa Senators were idle.
Take it for what it’s worth, but there is some talk — well, more like a murmur, really — that the Ottawa Senators have some interest in trading for Marian Gaborik of the New York Rangers.