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This is what i think could happen on draft day….
If by some miracle Tavares is still on the board after the Islanders pick hes a Maple Leaf…. If not and he is taken, the leafs will drop back and grab Zach Kassian…. This guy is good check him out, and the best part is the leafs will still get another pick or two when they grab him….. Look for teams willing to unload mistake contracts on Toronto….

ISLANDERS can be: LAUGHINGSTOCK of the NHL at the draft THEN they can wave

If the Islanders do not draft John Tavares with the 1st overall pick. You can guarantee that they will be forced to move off of Long Island and out of New York.

Garth Snow can single handedly ruin this team and perhaps loss what’s left of them playing on long island.

Kansas City… here we come.

Oilers not in serious contention for Heatley

Senators have only one solid offer so far

Jim Matheson – Edmonton Journal

Ottawa Senators’ general manager Bryan Murray says he only has one pitch on the table for Dany Heatley he would consider past the tire-kicking stage as he heads to the NHL draft this week.

It’s not the Copper and Blue.

“The Oilers aren’t close,” said a source.

Leafs keep options open

Tim Wharnsby – Globe and Mail

Then the Toronto Maple Leafs general manager departed for Montreal with Leafs executive David Nonis in the hopes of increasing their odds to make a trade at the 2009 NHL entry draft on Friday and Saturday.

Tons of Rumors – NHL News and Rumor Roundup – June 24, 2009

GM Burke plots Leaf makeover

Roloson no closer to re-signing with Edmonton

Bruins talking it up – Trades, picks in air

Florida Panthers still might get something for free agent-to-be Jay Bouwmeester

Leafs Draft Day

The Draft starts off with the Islanders selecting hedman to the suprise of many fans
The Lighting select Tavares, the avalance get the no brainer in Matt Duchene, and the Thrashers select a skilled gritty winger in Evander Kane.
The kings select Brayden Schenn and the coyotes go with the big d-man Jared Cowen.
The leafs make a trade. They trade down to 11th with nashville. The leafs trade the 7th pick to the preds for the 11th, 42nd and 72nd picks( This isnt original, I read it in another article and liked the idea)
Toronto selects Zach Kassian with the 11th.

The leafs trade kaberle to florida for the 14th pick, 44th pick and shawn mathias(Maybe too much return)

The Leafs select Ryan Ellis/John Moore, whoever is still available

This leaves leafs with 42, 44, 50, 58, 68 and 72 in first 3 rounds

They then select olivier roy with 42nd, alex chaission with 44th pick, Brayden Mcnabb with 50, Taylor Doherty with 58, alexander avtsyn with 68, Ben Hanowski with 72

Marian Gaborik has bought a house in Vancouver – Signing to follow?

By Botchford – Vancouver Province

Marian Gaborik has bought a house in the Vancouver area, The Province has learned.
What this means come July 1, when he is set to become an unrestricted free agent, is speculation at this point but it’s a safe bet the Slovak likes the city and could be angling for a contract here.
So far, it’s not unlike last year when Gaborik’s former Minnesota Wild linemate Pavol Demitra was seen visiting Vancouver weeks before he became a free agent. Demitra eventually signed a two-year, $8 million deal with the Canucks.

Leafs will try to move up; Tavares and Hedman still on Burke's radar

Burke also in pursuit of Bouwmeester

Brian Burke is the Jim Balsillie of General Managers: He just won’t give up. is reporting that the Maple Leafs GM is still hopeful to make a deal to move up in the draft, with the aim of drafting either John Tavares or Victor Hedman.

Meanwhile Steve Simmons of the Sun reports that the Leafs might target UFA Jay Bouwmeester, but would likely not get into a bidding war for the 25-year old star blue liner.


Reports from an underground source are coming out tonight in New York that the New York Rangers have acquired Dany Heatley.

Rangers reportedly have dealt Rozival, Zherdev, Defensive prospect Cory Potter, a 1st and 5th Round pick in exchange for Dany Heatley.

I have NOT been able to confirm this deal as of yet. And with what the Rangers gave up for Healtey I would not be surprised if these where False reports. But It is a report non the less. And I figured it should be shared.

Date for Heatley deal set by Sens


Bryan Murray still intends to trade Dany Heatley by the end of this weekend’s NHL Entry Draft.

And on Monday, the Senators general manager hinted that at least one team could be close to offering a package that would interest him.

Clock keeps ticking on Havlat contract talks

Tim Sassone | Daily Herald Staff

This could be a key week in the Blackhawks’ attempt to re-sign Martin Havlat before the veteran winger becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1.


There are teams calling the Ottawa Senators about forward Dany Heatley and general manager Bryan Murray expects talks to continue at the NHL Entry Draft this weekend.He told reporters that there is one team getting close to an offer that would interest him, but it is not where he wants it to be at this point. While Murray knows it would be difficult to get full value for his sniper, he says the cost to another team will still be steep.

Lightning a real mess? – Could lead to a Lecavailer Deal?


NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has a new problem: The Tampa Bay Lightning, owned by two squabbling partners who have different visions for the beleaguered NHL franchise.