Leaf Draft Pick Trading (Cliff / Burke era) revisited

Deadline day officially blows.   Screw you and your salary cap Bettman.

With all the 'excitement' out of the way, it's probably a good time to take another look at what picks have been moved in the post-JFJ era and how we're looking for the 09 draft.


 I've included the Toskala trade here since it involved an 09 pick, the rest are Cliff and Burke's moves so far.   We're not looking as stacked as I was hoping for the upcoming draft, but a couple of shrewd draft day moves could change that.  And Burke better get busy on restocking picks for the 2010 draft. 

Traded     Received    
GM Toronto traded To Toronto Received 2008 2009 2010 Total 2008 2009 2010 Total
JFJ 2007 1st (Lars Eller) and 2nd (Aaron Palushaj), 2009 4th SJ Vesa Toskala, Mark Bell   4th   1       0
Cliff Hal Gill PIT 2008 2nd (Jimmy Hayes);  2009 5th (traded)   0 2nd 5th 2
Cliff Wade Belak FLA 2008 5th (Jerome Flaake)       0 5th     1
Cliff Chad Kilger FLA 2008 3rd (traded)   0 3rd 1
Cliff 2008 3rd (from fla - James Livingston) STL Jamal Mayers 3rd     1       0
Cliff 2009 5th (from pitt) NYR Ryan Hollweg   5th 1 0
Cliff 2008 1st and 3rd, 2009 2nd NYI 2008 1st 1st, 3rd 2nd   3 1st     1
Cliff Bryan McCabe; 2010 4th FLA Mike VanRyn   4th 1 0
Cliff Greg Pateryn; 2010 2nd MON Mikhail Grabovski     2nd 1       0
Cliff Carla Cola, Alex Steen STL Lee Stempniak   0 0
Burke Conditional 2010 6th ANA Brad May     6th 1       0
Burke Nik Antropov NYR 2009 2nd Round Pick, Conditional Pick   0 2nd 2
Burke Dominic Moore BUF 2009 2nd Round Pick (from Carolina)       0   2nd   1
Burke Richard Petiot TBAY Kolzig, Heward, Rogers, 09 4th       0   4th   1
3 3 3 9 4 4 0 9

Traded     Received    
GM 2008 2009 2010 Total 2008 2009 2010 Total
Cliff 3 2 2 7 4 1 0 5
Burke 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 4
TOTAL 3 2 3 8 4 4 0 9

Total since JFJ fired:  9 draft picks in, 8 draft picks out --- Leafs up 1 pick
2008: 4 picks in, 3 out --- up 1 for 2008 (2nd round pick, used for Jimmy Hayes)
2009: 4 picks in, 2 out --- up 2 for 2009 (only up 1 when you factor in JFJ's Toskala Trade)
2010: 0 picks in, 3 out --- down 3 for 2010 (2nd - Grabovski trade;  4th - McCabe trade; Conditional 6th - May trade)
Unknown Conditional Pick  coming via Antropov trade
In 2009 Draft Leafs have:
2nd (Rangers)
2nd (Carolina)
4th (TBay)



And while I'm at it, here's a summary of all the players moved by Cliff and Burke:


Cliff   Burke  
In Out In Out
Jamal Mayers Hal Gill Brad May Nik Antropov
Ryan Hollweg Wade Belak Martin Gerber Dominic Moore
Mike Van Ryn Chad Kilger Olaf Kolzig (IR) Mark Bell (waivers)
Mikhail Grabovski Bryan McCabe Jamie Heward (IR) Richard Petiot
Lee Stempniak Greg Pateryn Andy Rogers  
  Carlo Colaiccovo Eric Reitz  
  Alex Steen    
  Kyle Wellwood (waivers)    
  Darcy Tucker (buyout)    
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