Morning Mashup: Leafs closing in on 2012 2nd round pick

Morning Mashup: Leafs closing in on 2012 2nd round pick

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Last night the Boston Bruins got themselves within a game of the Stanley Cup Finals, moving the Leafs within one Bruins win of an additional 2nd round pick in 2012 as a result of the conditional draft selection included in the Tomas Kaberle deal. If the Bruins were to go on and win, Tyler Seguin picking up a Stanley Cup ring in his first season in the league would undoubtedly be the basis of ample Leafs joke fodder but this has to be viewed as a positive development from the Toronto perspective (if you can look past the deal and accept the possibility that both sides got a good player). In terms of the Kaberle deal, it’s smiles all around if Kabs winds up with a ring and the Leafs get Joe Colborne, a first and a second round pick.

I’m getting ahead of myself here; Guy Boucher’s Lightning came back from a 3-1 deficit way back in round one against Pittsburgh and they return home to try to force a Game 7 that seems only fitting with the way this Eastern Conference finals series has played out.

Leaf Links:

Carter and Toronto? Nash on the market?

It’s the start of rumour season as MLHS‘ Cameron has the breakdown of the early craziness heading towards an off-season in which Burke will look to add a big name up front be it through trade or free agency.

Flyers face mess of roster moves over the summer

Tim Panaccio on May 12 mentions the possibility of a Carter move and only that “Toronto would love him, among others,” which could be the [weak] basis for the rumour.

Playoff Links:

Bruins move within a game of Stanley Cup final

Bruce Arthur with the story.

McKenzie: Thomas delivers a strong performance for the Bruins

Bob McKenzie on last night’s Bruins Game 5 win and some comment on tonight’s elimination game for the Sharks.

Is Chicago a summer seller?

Lyle Richardson with updates on the Hawks’ cap situation, the possibility of arbitration for New Jersey and Zach Parise, and RFA Andrew Ladd, who will hold off on contract negotiations with Atlanta until the move to Winnipeg is final.

Your Say

Despite the potential 2nd round pick incoming from the Bruins, are you with me in despising the likely Bruins/Canucks Stanley Cup Final?

Alec Brownscombe is the founder of MapleLeafsHotStove.com, where he has written daily about the Leafs since September of 2008. He was also the editor of the 2009-12 Maple Leafs Annuals. You can contact him at [email protected]