What the fourth overall pick might tell us about Leafs management

Ryan Fancey
June 26 2015 09:06AM

A week ago I wrote about the Leafs' decision over their top pick, and whether that process might be presenting some substantial debate within the front office. It's becoming more and more evident leading up to tonight that the people in that room have their favourites, and the two biggest voices appear to be Mike Babcock and Mark Hunter. 

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Movers and Shakers: Soderberg trade sets tone for rest of the day

Jeff Veillette
June 26 2015 08:20AM


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The Colorado Avalanche have taken advantage of one team's cap struggles, and in effect, have created their own. In acquiring forward Carl Soderberg from the Boston Bruins for peanuts, the organization has effectively locked itself out of keeping one of its best fowards.

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Report: Leafs to work out Hanifin today ahead of draft

Ryan Fancey
June 26 2015 07:01AM

We're going to be dropping by with quick hits of news all day leading up to tonight's draft to keep you (and ourselves) up to speed, and why not get things starting with what sounds like important info regarding the fourth overall pick?

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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


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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