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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.

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Toronto Should Resist The Urge to Trade Down at the Draft

Justin Fisher
June 25 2015 07:34PM

Photo Credit: Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports

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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Will a Toronto Group Submit an Application for Expansion?

Jon Steitzer
June 25 2015 03:30PM

The NHL made it official yesterday that they are starting the application process for NHL expansion.

From TSN:

Interested parties will have from July 6 until August 10 to apply.

"We will then go through a formal vetting process, and the board ultimately will determine whether or not there's any interest in expanding," Bettman said. "If the conclusion is there is interest from the league's perspective, then there will be focus on what the terms would be and who the likely successful candidates might be."

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