Is Dylan Strome Back In The Mix?

Justin Fisher
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.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
June 26 2015 06:00AM

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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.

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Toronto Should Resist The Urge to Trade Down at the Draft

Justin Fisher
June 25 2015 07:34PM

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This afternoon, Brendan Shanahan said something that made me very happy.

That's nice.

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.

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Draft-Eligible Greyhounds, Knights, and Spirit

Shawn Reis
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.

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#TBT: Awkward Draft Photos

Adam Laskaris
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. 

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