Intel: Game-changing moves

A pair of trades and a pair of picks highlight major draft-day transactions

Updated: June 27, 2009, 6:11 PM ET
By E.J. Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

MONTREAL -- The opening day of the NHL entry draft provided a great opportunity through trades -- as well as the actual picks -- for clubs to address some immediate needs on their rosters. In particular, after Friday night's prospect party, four franchises found themselves positioned for immediate improvement.

E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.