Deadline tidbits from Frank Seravalli and Elliotte Friedman, lottery odds, Kyle Dubas does the media rounds, and more in the links below.

7. Quote of the Week: “If Toronto acquires a right-hand shot defenceman who can make a good pass on the power play, go nuts,” one coach said. Wonder what he’s referring to?

Top priority:
Future assets

Scoop: A staggering 14 out of the Maple Leafs’ 23 players on the current roster do not have a contract for next season, providing plenty of rental help for would-be suitors. The Leafs would like to acquire as many picks and prospects as possible for Roman Polak, P.A. Parenteau, Shawn Matthias and anyone else of value.