2014 NHL Draft News & Notes

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2014 NHL Entry Draft
2014 NHL Entry Draft

It has been a beautifully busy day in the hockey world and the draft has not even started yet.
Here is a quick recap of the moves made:

Some thoughts in relation to the Leafs:

  1. Nothing to complain about in regards to the Ryan Kesler trade. He was never going to come here, so there isn’t much to say to begin with. That’s a really nice move for Anaheim, by the way, who keeps Ottawa’s 10th overall pick in the process. Vancouver did the best they could in a really tough situation considering Kesler targeted only two teams; from their end, it depends on how Nick Bonino turns out and whether they can turn that 24th overall pick into something (either by trading it or drafting a gem).
  2. Jason Garrison is a solid overall player, but the Leafs really didn’t have much of a need for a defenseman turning 30 whose best attribute is a bomb of a shot on the power play. For Tampa, that’s an upgrade on the departing Sami Salo and it is worth noting a division rival just got better.
  3. There isn’t anything to see when it comes to Derek Dorsett for a 3rd round pick. The Leafs would have no reason to get in on a trade such as that.
  4. Say no to Ribeiro. Go check out this twitter feed if you need reasons, other than the obvious.
  5. The $69 million upper cap limit is not only obviously relevant to the Leafs in terms of building their own roster, but it really hurts the Bruins, who are tight up on the cap. Losing Jarome Iginla and not having any money to bring in even a cheap replacement? He had 30 goals and 61 points last year, so losing that production should really hurt. Hopefully Peter Chiarelli trades Zach Boychuk, too, as he’s a good player and has been rumoured to be moving for months now.

Here’s the playlist of Craig Button and Bob McKenzie

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Is this our new thread????

  • lukethenuke

    TheCanucksnaphook nahh

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    lukethenuke TheCanucksnaphook k cool.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    TheCanucksnaphook Yeah

  • mike_84

    TheCanucksnaphook i’m afraid to post here. don’t want banhammer.

  • skiingallday

    I am so nervous for today…

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    mike_84 Dont ruin it.

  • Loric76

    Alec Brownscombe TheCanucksnaphook approaching 2k posts on the last one.  Is that about the limit before performance becomes an issue?

  • Loric76

    skiingallday get a drink

  • Burtonboy

    We have a Garrison right now if we sign him . Brennan

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Loric76 skiingallday Nope vape.

  • Zep2

    Who started the JVR for 1st  rumour

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Burtonboy I dont hate this.

  • lukethenuke

    Burtonboy I like to compare Brennan to Alec Martinez

  • Anthony Petrielli

    Loric76 Alec Brownscombe TheCanucksnaphook Just wanted to stay updated with what was happening.

  • mike_84

    Burtonboy the was rumour of them talking contract

  • Loric76

    Anthony Petrielli Loric76 Alec Brownscombe TheCanucksnaphook gotcha.  thanks guys

  • Gozo

    Zep2 That will never happen

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    If the Oilers want Leon they arent moving that pick.

  • skiingallday

    Zep2 TSN Mike Kelly

  • lukethenuke

    TheCanucksnaphook i feel they and Clagary both want him

  • skiingallday

    TheCanucksnaphook Loric76 skiingallday Can’t at work.

  • Jay_Berg

    Islanders are the only team that makes sense at this point

  • mike_84

    lukethenuke TheCanucksnaphook Bennett isn’t a bad consolation prize

  • ShotgunCharlie

    mike_84 TheCanucksnaphook shooosh

  • mike_84

    Jay_Berg i saw something about Dion for the 5th overall

  • Zep2

    skiingallday Zep2 That would rattle the organization.  But  JVR is exactly what Tallon is looking for

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    https://twitter.com/TheFourthPeriod https://twitter.com/TheFourthPeriod/status/482635676312010753
    The Maple Leafs are exploring multiple trade options right now, including moving up and player-for-player deals.

  • mike_84

    ingy56 winner

  • Anthony Petrielli

    ingy56 in other news, water is wet

  • Jay_Berg

    *head explodes

  • Loric76

    ingy56 another “my cats breath smells like cat food” post

  • mike_84

    Anthony Petrielli ingy56 I will verify this at the cottage this weekend. will report back with results

  • Gozo

    Toronto never make any moves Nonnnnis is on vacation.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    https://twitter.com/DarrenDreger/status/482636332892561408

  • peterbleafs

    Anthony Petrielli ingy56 If you super freeze water…it isnt wet.

  • Jay_Berg

    What roster player do they give up I wonder?

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Patience my goons…..1967 could happen again.

  • Uncle Otis
  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Jay_Berg Twins to FLA for #1?

  • Loric76

    TheCanucksnaphook 2067?

  • Jay_Berg

    Lol too insane

  • peterbleafs

    TheCanucksnaphook Buffalo will take Draisatl I think

  • Loric76

    Uncle Otis nice backyard bud

  • sniperstar

    Does anyone else think Van wrecked the Ducks in that trade?

  • wiski

    Loric76 TheCanucksnaphook too late for me

  • mike_84

    Uncle Otis Why aren’t we having a draft party their???

  • Mitch_S2

    Burtonboy Franson?

  • Burntheboats

    I am so nervous, I would like for the leafs to move up to 1st, but I don’t want them to take Ekblad, and they can’t give up JVR, why not Bozak instead?

  • Jay_Berg

    God no