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The buzz as we approach the 3 p.m. draft is that Carolina’s fifth overall pick is in play. Darren Dreger reports that the Maple Leafs have discussed a trade up scenario with Carolina but that it might cost the Leafs “Morgan Rielly as part of a package.” Presumably the Leafs‘ 21st pick would also be involved, amounting to a pretty handsome price. Rielly was their fifth overall pick last June, so it would have to be a player they’re really sold on if Nonis is giving up Rielly-plus for another fresh prospect. While it’s important to keep in mind the strength of the top 10 in this draft, that’s still a price that only makes sense for a MacKinnon, Jones or Drouin in my opinion. Dreger is reporting that such a package was discussed, but that no deal is close.

Carolina reportedly has numerous offers on the pick and it will likely come down to the wire as to whether or not its moved. Otherwise, all is quiet at the moment on the trade front.

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. Contact him at [email protected]
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mcloki
mcloki

And with their first pick in the 2013 draft the Phoenix Coyotes trade their entire team to the city of Seattle.

Mike Bosse
Mike Bosse

Well fans off to a BBQ and beer afternoon, lets hope it all works out in a deep draft and we get a couple of gems here...cheers all !


palmspringsleafer
palmspringsleafer

I like Dion ...but he cant handle the puck as well as others .... and if it were Gards and franson then they would be all over franson ..... and now you have Gards leading a 4 on 3 with the puck on his stick, instead of Dion putting one in the glass or flubbing it away. When Mike Keenan was my coach if a dman put a shot higher than your shins .... next practise he had to stand in front of the net and everyone got to take slapshots at him as he tried to tip or screen. In peewee they teach you to roll your wrists over and keep it low .... Dion was sick that day i think. Get Dion his 20 mins a game but zero on the pp thanks ...... we have better now!

Jordan29
Jordan29

Is there any word on lecavalier yet at all?

Loric76
Loric76

With the cap coming down and all FA's still looking for big money, I'm thinking this is going to be a long slow FA season.  It'll take a while for players to come down to earth and stop holding out for big numbers.  After nothing happens today, I'm guessing we can expect nothing much to happen till mid/late July

mcloki
mcloki

FatHead and Baldy back on the panel.

leafmealone
leafmealone

Am I the only one hoping that Seguin is still a Bruin by days end? I don't Boston getting a good player from a deep draft to replace him-in addition to getting other assets along with. I hope they have to wait until summer and end up with picks of an unknown position in next year's draft which is supposed to be much weaker. 

daniel marois
daniel marois

First round will take THREE HOURS!  holy! LOL

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

@palmspringsleafer Again: 2nd in goals, 2nd in PP goals, 7th in points by Dmen since he entered the league. There are very few Dmen who can get better results than Dion on the PP. There is literally no sane argument you can make on this front. He's a proven PP stud, end of story. 

rockydundas
rockydundas

@mcloki Did you see Cake Boss push the kid out of the way? Funny stuff....

Loric76
Loric76

@mcloki when they cut that up who gets served the crotch?

ingy56
ingy56

@Jordan29 He's interviewing with lots of teams, already spoken with Toronto.

RielledUp
RielledUp

@Black_Hawk I wonder if he'l talk about who the Leafs will take. McGuire is usually bang on.

leafmealone
leafmealone

...should read "I don't want Boston..."

palmspringsleafer
palmspringsleafer

@DWCMLHS @palmspringsleafer and Calgary gave him away for a bag of pucks and now we are shopping him .... tough minutes yes ...... pk yes ...... keep him? no problem ...... but would love others to be ahead of him on the pp ... again  I do like Dion just not at his next contract and not on the pp 

palmspringsleafer
palmspringsleafer

@MikeGartner11 @palmspringsleafer lol egg-zackly!! he wasn't aiming!! Head down and shoot it as hard as he can! Glass score clock, team mate just as long as its hard ..... bobby orr never hit Phil Esposito once in front! Shot was never higher than your ankles and Phil got what 76 from 5 feet out?

MikeGartner11
MikeGartner11

@palmspringsleafer Several players were injured by pucks in front of the net this season. A caps player was out after being hit by a teammate and way way more players get hit with pucks all the time from teammates and don't get hurt. 

He didn't hit lupul in the teeth and im fairly certain he wasn't aiming...