Saturday's Dump & Chase: Marathon

While the first round of the draft is a very long affair filled with pomp and circumstance and awkward group photos, the next six rounds go by much more quickly. You can watch the action on NHL Network.

Preds Pick Sharp-Shooting, Finnish Forward Tolvanen at No. 30 | Nashville Predators
In case you missed it.

NHL draft grades 2017: Devils stay safe, Stars get bold and most get high marks -
Here's a recap of the picks.

Why the NHL Draft trade activity fizzled during Round 1 -
We had to wait until the mid 20s to get a single trade. At least we got to laugh at Pittsburgh.

Capitals re-sign Oshie to 8-year, $46M deal - TSN
So that means he's not coming to Nashville. While the dollars are much better than I expected, 8 years is way too long.

After major changes, Bowman thinks Blackhawks are in ‘good spot’ | ProHockeyTalk
Their blue line remains a gigantic question mark, but their forwards are a bit more versatile.

Ryan Reaves: Penguins pay steep price for tough guy | USA Today
Thanks for taking Reaves out of the Central, Pittsburgh. Maybe now people will stop saying Rutherford is a good GM.

Patrick Eaves signs three-year contract with Ducks |
Oh yeah, this happened. The deal was downright reasonable.

Charting Hockey: Did the Blackhawks win or lose their major trades? – The Athletic
Some math happened and Sean Tierney projects the Hawks' chances of making the postseason dropped 12%.

Six Americans Taken in First Round of 2017 NHL Draft | USA Hockey
I'm calling foul on this as at least one of them plays for Canada.