Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello speaks on the phone during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Around The Kingdom: Daily Links 7/2/13

Has everyone recovered from the Draft? Well if you’re not, you need to speed up the recoup process because the next whirlwind of news is just around the corner with the NHL Free Agency set to open up on July 5th. There are some pretty notable names headed to the free agent waters. Nathan Horton, Jaromi Jagr and Ryan Clowe are all set to become free agents, and Danny Briere and Vincent Lecavalier and Ilya Bryzgalov are set to become free agents via compliance buyouts.

The compliance buyouts that have happened have really bolstered up the Free Agent pools, and it should be an exciting couple of days non the less.


– The Devils and Canucks had the Cory Schneider deal done before the draft, but kept it close to the chest until it came time to announce it at the draft. (ESPN)

– The Blackhawks traded away Dave Bolland, who scored the Stanley Cup winning goal. Who do you think will fill his spot. (Blackhawk Up)

– A good look at how hard it is covering the NHL Draft, especially your first one. (The Rat Trick)

– Here is our recap of the Kings’ 2013 Draft. (Rink Royalty)

– Mayors Manor has some early developments for the Kings upcoming development camp. (Mayors Manor)

Highlight Of The Night

Getting selected by a team at the NHL Draft has to be exciting, a undescribable moment for sure. Some times this moment takes over the parents of a player being drafted more than the player himself. Here is a video of a priceless reaction from Zach Fucale’s dad reacting to him being selected by the Montreal Canadiens.

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