2013 Entry Draft Open Thread

2013 Entry Draft Open Thread

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NHL Draft
2013 NHL Draft

The Leafs will welcome ~seven new prospects into the organization over the course of the afternoon and evening. If it’s all they do, that’s fine by me.

Some news and rumours tidbits from the past couple of hours:

– Pierre Lebrun has dropped a Twitter bomb, quoting an NHL exec who says we’ll see 10 trades today at least.

– I bet the whole Letang to Toronto thing started with something like this – Letang’s agent Kent Hughes said, “Contact that Rossi guy and let’s drum up a rumour about Kris being discontented in Pittsburgh. Let’s say he would like to go to Toronto, that way shit will really hit the fan. We’ll get $7+ million a year.” Then they did.

– Feeling the squeeze, the Penguins then moved RFA Tyler Kennedy to the Sharks for the 50th overall pick (tweet).

– Ryan Rishaug reports the Hurricanes will likely be moving their fifth overall pick. .

– The Leafs are out of the mix for acquiring the fifth overall pick (Dreger), which is fine because the rumoured price didn’t make sense.

– The Canadiens are actively looking to move up, per Dreger.

– The Flames had talked about moving the 6th overall in a deal for Tyler Seguin but reportedly are leaning towards keeping the pick.

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]
1350 comments
Faalcon
Faalcon

As usual an underwhelming draft good luck all and specially the leafs.

The_Duke
The_Duke

based on the comments so far Gauthier is a very controversal pick ...seems split down the middle 

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

Fuck. Nonis. Fuck. 

The_Duke
The_Duke

3 first rounders and they will still suck big time for next 10 years with Feaster in charge

The_Duke
The_Duke

hot mom or hot sister alert

rockydundas
rockydundas

Luongo shocked! LOL! Gillis you dick!

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

Jones at #4, Nickushkin at #10, Zadorov at #16, Shinkaruk at #24 are the steals of the draft so far. Especially Shinkaruk. 

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

Zykov, Erne, Santini, Compher, Klimchuk, Bowey, Hartman, Hagg, Lehkonen, Buchnevich best available now. 

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

Nice to see NoNo move his second up and get one of those high end potential sleepers ..French cologne guy was one.

ClarkHitsBell
ClarkHitsBell

Chances if making the NHL drop significantly when under 6 feet and 200 pounds. - The Art of Scouting

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

Okay, for those of you complaining about Gauthier, would you rather we had taken this McCarron kid?  Things could be worse.

Area49th
Area49th

This guy sounds goony  haha

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

Zykov, Erne, Santini, Compher, Klimchuk, Bowey, Hartman, Theodore some of the best available at this point. 

Radar O'Rielly
Radar O'Rielly

Gauthier is a versatile forward who can play either wing or center and has the potential to be a talented all-around player. Gauthier is a sizable forward at 6’5”, 214 pounds, and he is an above-average skater considering his size. He also has solid defensive instincts that allow him to play an effective two-way game.

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

Ha! So many better players available. 

The_Duke
The_Duke

hes got on my dads old suit

The_Duke
The_Duke

Habs draft Subbans little brother was in his contract

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

Steal of the draft at this point in time. 

The_Duke
The_Duke

hes now a canuck officially we now hate him ....sorry kid about your luck...you could have been in center of hockey universe instead you are in the armpit

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

Yes. So glad the Habs didn't get him. Thank you, Canucks. 

The_Duke
The_Duke

Shinkaruk is a hell of an artist ...didnt the scouts see any of those drawings

Area49th
Area49th

So if Sakic is excited about McKinnon and Duchene , Stastny must be ready to walk

leafmealone
leafmealone

Are people really surprised at the Leafs pick? Wasn't Gauthier like the first draft profile that MLHS put up?

Bring the Cup Home
Bring the Cup Home

canucks will grab hunter and have the best 1st round (outside maybe nashville and avs) out of anyone.  of course, they gave up schneider to do it, but if they grab shinkaruk they nabbed two potential 1st liners this afternoon.

daniel marois
daniel marois

wonder is Tor and Chi were talking about Chi's first rounder?

Bring the Cup Home
Bring the Cup Home

we need to sign vinny for help down the middle.  as bad as it is, he's our best shot at upgrading our center position overall.

daniel marois
daniel marois

I imagine Nonis would have taken Lazar if he was still there.  But I want a player with HIGH offensive ceiling.  Guess we will have to hope with the second round pick. 

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

Another team passes on Shinks

Nonis and the whole league is "retarded"...or maybe they know something eh?

Incidentally,he was one of my picks yesterday for biggest fall

daniel marois
daniel marois

Well....two more teams have passed on Hunter

Bring the Cup Home
Bring the Cup Home

i'm convinced our pick was made by the ghost of brian burke.  that's a burke type pick.  we should've grabbed hunter.

Radar O'Rielly
Radar O'Rielly

Gauthier plays a very good two-way game. Works hard and is very good defensively.  Carlye's favorite type of player.

Jordan29
Jordan29

I hope you guys who are ripping his french are joking. hES A FUCKING CANADIAN AND THERES NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAKING FUN OF SOMEONES LANGUAGE THEN THEIR RACE. I joke all the time too but jesus piss off, hes a fucking leaf. Treat him like family now lol

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

Man, the Nucks better take Shinkaruk. The Habs cannot get him.