The NHL Draft isn’t like the ones held by the NBA or the NFL. Work up whatever fervor you like; 98.9 percent of the the teens and foreigners awkwardly pronounced behind a podium won’t be making an impact on your favorite team this season. But hey, some people like to celebrate this sort of stuff, and many NHL teams want to help. So join MYFO in our rundown of all the league’s DRAFT PARTIES. Just don’t blame us when the prick in the back makes the jukebox blare Journey right when your team is about to pick. Today, the Western Conference.

Should any Draft Party feature Ice Girls, I’ll be sure to gratuitously include a photo for your consideration.

LOVICTORYS ANGELES - Last year, the Kings did it up big, draft Drew Doughty and inviting everyone they’ve ever met to crash the Nokia Theatre for a Draft Party. This year, they’ve got nothing. Maybe it was the budgeting scuffle between the city and the Lakers that canceled the event. Maybe the invitations all got lost in Michal Handzus’ hair. Who knows? What I do know is that you don’t need a draft party when you have clever corporate sponsorship. Thanks, McDonalds. We look forward to your late-season motto change, “Shootout Losses are Mildly Delicious.”


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