Toronto Trades Gone Unrepported
I’ve been watching the results come in from the draft on NHL.com. As a Toronto fan I’ve been paying attention to their picks (all of which seem to be unknown, brutal Europeans besides their first round pick…I’d say they wasted the rest of them). However, it seems two of their picks, which NHL.com had marked down as being Toronto’s picks until the draftee was posted, ended up being exchanged to different teams. Searching through all the hockey news sites I can’t see any report of a trade having taken place. As well, I there does not appear to be any draft picks from the teams in question going back to Toronto.One of the picks in question is Toronto’s 3rd Round draft choice. According to the order of selections (http://www.nhl.com/news/2006/06/275268.html) the 76th pick was supposed to be Toronto’s. On the draft board (http://www.nhl.com/draft/2006/round3.html) it shows up as being transferred to Chicago, and them having taken fairly well-thought of Swedish centerman Tony Lagerstrom.
The other pick is Toronto’s 7th Round draft choice. According to the order of selections (see link above) the 196th pick was supposed to be Toronto’s. On the draft board (http://www.nhl.com/draft/2006/round7.html) it shows up as being transferred to Phoenix and them taking Benn Ferriero.
When you look at all of Toronto’s picks on there )(http://www.nhl.com/nhlonline/nhl?service=direct&context=DraftStats%2FteamForm&sp=S0&team=TOR&year=2006&location=%2Fdraft&Form0=0) they acquired a pick from Phoenix, but they traded up and Phoenix only got one pick which makes you wonder what else went to Phoenix. There is also not a draft pick that Toronto acquired from Chicago.
What could have happened? Did NHL.com or sportsnet.com or tsn.ca forget to post those trades? Were they conditional draft picks that Toronto had to give up that wasn’t included on the official order of selections? Were they part of future considerations? Or were they just random gifts to random teams?