Florida and Philadelphia would like to announce a deal:
FLA 2nd (33rd Overall)
"While we were evaluating our team, we identified team toughness and offense from our defense as factors that we wanted to address in the off-season. In Dan Carcillo, we become more difficult to play against as he adds toughness to our bottom 6. In Matt Carle, we received a responsible two-way defender who can help mold our top picks of the past two years in Dmitry Kulikov and Cam Fowler. Matt will be expected to play top-4 minutes from the get-go and provide offense from the blueline."
The Atlanta Thrashers and the Pittsburgh Penguins have just completed a trade
The Atlanta Thrashers are excited to add a player like Ponikarovsky and with the upside of Sill, but at the same time are saddened to have traded away Afinigenov and Kubina who have helped this franchise get to where we are today and hope them the best in the future
Word on the draft floor is that Buffalo may be looking to trade back in the 1st round to pick up another pick. Buffalo would be looking for a 2nd, 3rd or roster player depending on how far they trade back. Ideally, they'd like to remain in the 1st round.