2014 NHL Draft News & Notes

2014 NHL Draft News & Notes

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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

2849 comments
Bruffins
Bruffins

______-Nylander-Johnson

Nilsson-Granberg

Bruffins
Bruffins

HHAHA just did the 4 preseason games to make the Leafs roster in Be a Pro mode with Nylander...


starting out on the third line with wait for it... Raymond and Clarkson

CanuckUKinToronto
CanuckUKinToronto

I also like the fact that Nylander just turned 18 a month ago... a  lot of development still

Cloud09
Cloud09

Bettman is the best troll 

Murph2417
Murph2417

Pizza, Beer, Draft night & National Lampoon's European vacation with Chevy Chase. Doesn't get much better.

Cloud09
Cloud09

I'll guarantee you one thing. Nylander is gonna have no problems getting the ladies. Lupul might have met his match. 

HHT
HHT

Hell Lupul is going to hit on him!  @Cloud09

loomx
loomx

@Murph2417 Rip off the top half of the box and use it as a plate. Best invention.

CanuckUKinToronto
CanuckUKinToronto

@Bruffins @CanuckUKinToronto He can.... Think he gets a shot at the big club... (not).. just saying that to him to see what he does at camp.. He most likely will do one more year at Modo.  I think he might be the replacement for either Kadri or Holland if they use one of those in a package.

Cloud09
Cloud09

@ShiftyD @Cloud09 I love how he just jabs at the Philly fans. I think he loves being the bad guy. 

Cloud09
Cloud09

@Murph2417 @Cloud09 I got a place right around the corner that does free delivery. I usually stay away from the big chains. But it does look very good.