The Blue Jackets have acquired goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for three draft picks, including one of the Jackets' second-round picks -- the No. 45 overall -- this weekend. One of the other two picks will be in the 2013 NHL Draft.
1) Murray or either Braun/Demers are moved for pick/prospect or as part of a package for a really solid NHL winger that can play 2nd/3rd line (e.g. Simmonds, Cimera) with a decent cap hit and some mid to longer term rights for us,
2) Take the best player available at forward in the 1st round, maybe trade up or down to get him and get us 1 or 2 decent prospects for the future as best players available on later rounds,
3) Move one of our goalie prospects for a pick/prospect or see 1)
So excited for tonight! I love the draft. Probably my favorite NHL event, even better than the trade deadline and the Cup Finals (unless the Sharks are playing).
I really hope we make a push for Bobby Ryan, but that's very unlikely considering we're conference rivals with the Ducks. Even if we don't make any trades, I'm excited to see who we pick in the first round. Fingers are crossed that Grigorenko falls to us.