The Flyers were originally scheduled to finish 13th in the first round of the 2021 NHL Draft on Friday night, but about six hours before the game began, when General Manager Chuck Fletcher handed out the team’s first-round pick. The plan changed suddenly. The second in the future and Robert Hagg (Robert Hagg) for Buffalo in exchange for 26-year-old guard Rasmus Ristolainen (Rasmus Ristolainen).
The price is high (read: too high) but it’s done, and the Flyers won’t have first-round picks this year-unless of course they trade back to the first round, but that seems unlikely.
The team still has six picks on Saturday (one per round), but for those who want the team to add new prospects on Friday night, it seems you have to wait another day.
Although there are no Flyers for the draft, we think we will still provide you with some real-time updates of the first round as traditionally, just in case Fletcher and Co. decide to re-enter the competition. In addition, you can follow up to see which players the Flyers missed in their first round draft picks that they traded to the Sabres.
Sounds like a great way to spend Friday night!
In any case, if you are still interested in following, the draft will start at 8pm and the first round will be on ESPN2. NHL Network starts rounds 2-7 at noon on Saturday. We will provide you with the latest analysis and news of the night—of course, if the flyers finally decide that they want to make a choice, then any updates.
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