We feel that although Hamrlik has been a great mentor to our young defensemen, his salary was getting in the way of signing our younger core players. This move also allows for PK Subban to secure a spot in the lineup for the upcoming 2010-2011 season.
The Penguins are showing signs that they may be interested in moving down in the draft, if the right deal comes along. They currently have a few offers, but are not looking like they will take on much salary over a 2million range
The Maple Leafs have agreed to trade Luke Schenn & Luca Caputi to the Islanders for Calvin De Haan & the 5th overall pick. We're sad to see Schenn go but we believe he could be replaced in the depth chart and the Leafs will move forward with a top-5 pick and solid prospect.
The draft begins tomorrow at 12PM EST but the Maple Leafs will be taking offers for that 5th overall pick. Looking for top-6 forwards + late 1st/early 2nd
Rumor has it that Jeff Carter can be had for a "Kessel-like" deal +. It has also been heard that the Flyers are looking for a late first for any combination of Matt Carle, Scott Hartnell, and Ryan Parent.