Hockey News: MacKinnon Goes First; Schneider is a Devil.

Nathan MacKinnon
Nathan MacKinnon [photo: David Chan]
Unexpected trade alert! The Vancouver Canucks have moved one of their goalies. [Kukla’a Korner]

And the first overall pick in the 2013 NHL draft is… [Globe and Mail]

Did you know Nathan MacKinnon and Sidney Crosby are from the same hometown? [National Post]

Stunned Seth Jones falls to number four, and he wasn’t happy about it. [Puck Daddy]

True to form, the Calgary Flames baffle with one of their first round picks. [SB Nation]

Social media reacts to the Cory Schneider trade. [Global News]

Roberto Luongo declined to speak to the media. He’s as shocked as the rest of us. [Nucks Misconduct]

Cory Schneider

Pittsburgh traded Tyler Kennedy to the Sharks. He responded by questioning why he couldn’t crack a top nine that included names like Crosby, Malkin, Neal, Kunitz, Sutter, Dupuis, Iginla, Morrow and Cooke. [Pensblog]

Dan Bylsma will be coaching Team USA at the Olympics in Sochi. Either they’ll win gold, or get eliminated by Norway in some kind of embarrassing fashion. [Toronto Star]

The Chicago Blackhawks have started their post-Stanley Cup fire sale, moving Dave Bolland to the Maple Leafs and Michal Frolik to the Jets. [ESPN]

The moves helped facilitate a new deal with playoff hero Bryan Bickell.[CBS Sports]

Fans and media love all the recent buyouts, but forget it’s not as exciting for the players involved. [The Playmaker]