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.
And with their first pick in the 2013 draft the Phoenix Coyotes trade their entire team to the city of Seattle.
Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger 1m
Canes have 2 firm offers and a 3rd nibbling on 5th overall. Toronto is out. Carolina may wait until 4th pick to make a deal.
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 !
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!
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.
I love everything about the Domi family.
Repost and update for non NA fans - Streams for today:
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@DeclanK good work
@mcloki LOL HAHAHA
@daniel marois Thank you Nonis. Always had that feeble faith!
@daniel marois best news so far today. Hopefully more good news to come.
@daniel marois Good we are out.
@daniel marois Yea
@TerrancePelletier see ya bro. Have fun. Probably gonna spend your time way better then we are watching nothing happen.
@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.
@palmspringsleafer Yes, Phaneuf lacks obvious and basic peewee level skills and every D should score 25 goals a year and be plus 30
@mcloki Did you see Cake Boss push the kid out of the way? Funny stuff....
@mcloki Flyers are already trying to sign it.
@Jordan29 He's interviewing with lots of teams, already spoken with Toronto.
@Loric76 Big possibility there.
@Black_Hawk Cant wait to hear, "OH THAT IS A FANTASTIC PICK! THEY ARE GOING LOVE HIM THERE!"
@Black_Hawk I wonder if he'l talk about who the Leafs will take. McGuire is usually bang on.
@daniel marois shit eh thats a long time
@Loric76 pretty much
@Knights2Leafs He really does look ripped
@Knights2Leafs lol yeah jacked up for sure
@Kouba Thanks bro
@Kouba Thank you thank you!
@MikeGartner11 @palmspringsleafer Bet Lupul would love to see him infront at the next practise!
@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?
@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...