Well, Round 1 is done in the 2008 NHL entry draft. The Stars kept quiet, as was pretty much expected. So we'll pick this back up tomorrow in rounds 2 and beyond. I was surprised, however, to see the Olli Jokinen deal (to Phoenix). The Panthers, by the way, got Keith Ballard and Nick Boynton, as well as the No. 49 pick, for Jokinen.
I guess the Coyotes have a little more upswing at the moment than the Panthers. I'm still relatively new to all this wheeling and dealing at the draft. The Flames and Kings did some work, too, with Michael Cammalleri heading to Calgary for a No. 17 overall pick and a 2009 second-round pick. Then the Kings moved up to No. 12, after giving Anaheim their Nos. 17 and 28 selections.
Anybody confused yet? Anyway, it was a quiet first day for the Stars. That was my main point. I don't know why I tried to stray from it. Bad, bad Tracey.
Oh, the final "name" move: Alex Tanguay and a fifth-round pick from Calgary to Montreal for the Canadiens' No. 25 pick this year and a second-round selection in 2009.
OK, I swear I'm done. Hope that all makes sense. If not, please send all concerns to my e-mail. You all know it by now. If not, just ask Oliver or Cowtown :)