June 17 2016 06:45AM
I'm not going to sit here and give you a lecture on whether trading up or down, historically, is a good or bad idea. That's mostly because Shawn Reis did a fantastic job of that back in May, and quite frankly, I have nothing more to bring to the table beyond what he's said.
However, I do have a handy list of times the Leafs have actually made a pure draft pick shuffle in the past few years, so let's take a look at a few case studies, shall we?
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June 17 2016 05:00AM
The NHL is boring, Kessel gets it done, is Matthews really better than Laine, what do the Canucks have at 5, remembering Gordie Howe, Flames buyouts, where will Yakupov go, the NHL draft, Vegas expansion, free agency, Randy Carlyle and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
June 16 2016 05:08PM
On this episode, the legend Chris Johnston joins the podcast in studio for all things Leafs, playoffs, and sports media.
June 16 2016 10:05AM
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Based on most of the pre-draft rankings we've been looking over for the last few weeks, it's clear the Canadian and U.S. feeder leagues will essentially dominate the first round. As such, most of our #AfterAuston profiles have been about CHL/USHL products and such.
But the Leafs will likely take a Euro prospect at some point in this draft, and one very intriguing name that could be there when they pick at 30 and 31 is Jonathan Dahlen from the second Swedish pro league Allsvenskan.
June 16 2016 07:00AM
My friends, I am here, today, to bestow the Nation's praise onto a fine group of fantasy hockey heroes. This group of fantasy heroes opened up their wallets for a chance at glory and prizes, and today is the day where we announce the winners of the NationDrafts playoff pool!