Bobby Ryan to Leafs? Not likely

Scoring winger and potential restricted free agent Bobby Ryan has heard the Maple Leafs trade rumours along with the rest of the National Hockey League.

But the former No. 2 pick overall of Brian Burke when both were in Anaheim says he is still resolved to paddling with the Ducks, despite lack of progress on a new multi-year contract.

“I know the Toronto one is … because of the Burke connection,” the 35-goal Ryan told the Orange County Register. ”I’d be very surprised if I were moved before I signed or before July 1.

Two Quick Rumor Tidbits – June 22


$4 million reasons to trade Spezza

Hockey Trade Rumors Buddy Brian Propp Pops By for a quick chat

Who do you think the Oilers will pick first overall?

If you were Brian Burke would you have given up the first round pick for Phil Kessel?

Looking ahead at the draft … which big name player do you think is most likely to get traded at this years draft?

What We Learned: Good news, everyone's getting traded in NHL

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Bruins fine-tuning draft plans

With four days remaining until Friday’s draft in Los Angeles, the Bruins are preparing to draft Tyler Seguin or Taylor Hall with the No. 2 selection. GM Peter Chiarelli has spoken with Edmonton counterpart Steve Tambellini regarding a deal — the Oilers would retain the top pick, but acquire an asset from the Bruins, who could then choose between Seguin or Hall — but made it sound like no trade was close.