As part of the new CBA, the NHL Entry Draft has been reduced from nine to seven rounds (for this year at least). So what? Well, at last year's draft Columbus traded their 2005 eighth-round pick to the Kings for L.A.'s ninth-round pick in last year's draft. Since there is no eighth round in the 2005 draft, how does that deal get completed? Maybe our Kings insider can help us with an answer.
On a side note, the Blue Jackets used that pick, #271 overall, to pick Clarkson University defenseman and Worst Name In Hockey nominee Grant Clitsome.