June 26 2015 06:32AM
For a while now, we haven't really talked about Erie Otters centre Dylan Strome.
That doesn't mean that Strome tumbled down the draft rankings, or that we at TLN soured on him... We actually stopped talking about him because it'd been suggested to us pretty strongly that the Arizona Coyotes were pretty much set on drafting him with the third overall pick.
We stopped talking about Strome in the same way we've never really talked about Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel. It was irrelevant.
That might be changing pretty quickly.
It certainly sounds like Arizona is leaning towards trading the No. 3 overall pick. Multiple teams interested, incl CBJ, WPG and perhaps BOS— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 26, 2015
Most of the teams interested in getting the No. 3 pick want it to draft a D, either Noah Hanifin or Ivan Provorov.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 26, 2015
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June 26 2015 06:00AM
New salary cap and it's effect on teams, Mark Giordano's asking price, a fight between two first overall picks, Bieksa, Lucic, Bozak, McDavid and all the draft and trade news you can handle in this week's Roundup.
June 25 2015 07:34PM
Photo Credit: Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports
This afternoon, Brendan Shanahan said something that made me very happy.
Shanahan wouldn't rule out moving up or down with 4th overall pick, but "Right now we’re expecting to pick fourth."— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) June 25, 2015
I've been told by a lot of different people lately that the Toronto Maple Leafs really like the Brandon Wheat Kings' Ivan Provorov. So much so in fact, that they might trade down a couple spots where they still believe they could get him, and pick up an additional asset. I'm not so sure that's a good idea.
June 25 2015 06:01PM
The draft is just about here and it feels amazing. I don't have to ask if you are nervous and excited because I already know that you are. But put those feelings on hold for just one more minute - we still have a little bit of more work to do.
We've been hammering you with draft content for weeks on end now, but what good would it be if we let you off the hook now? The draft is less than a day away, and to me that means there's still time to explore some prospects.
June 25 2015 04:48PM
The NHL draft starts, as you know, tomorrow.
One of the great things about the draft is that, as you also know, it overlaps with teenage years.
As such, it is almost always fun exercise to look back at old draft photos. While some are photogenic at the age of 17/18, many still haven't quite matured into the look of "NHL player" yet.