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Background Details of Failed Kessel-Kaberle Deal

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Apparently Bruins' GM Peter Chiarelli is one of three things: 1. An idiot 2. The World's Biggest Optimist 3. A Recreational Drug User There really is no other explanation for thinking that Kaberle + 7th was going for Kessel + a late 1st rounder.

Flyers fans learn of the Pronger trade

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This is the trade thread from the Flyers official site. Watch as Flyers fans react to the rumors, rejoice when the deal is confirmed, and then eventually find out what they gave up. This is top flight entertainment.

2009 NHL Draft: Toronto Maple Leafs Select Barron Smith 188th Overall

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Another American this time from the Peterborough Petes of the OHL. He's 6'5" right now but only 205 pounds. Hopefully he'll grow into that frame.

2009 NHL Draft: Toronto Maple Leafs select Jerry D'Amigo 158th Overall

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Evokes comparisons to Zach Parise of the New Jersey Devils. Played for the US National Team Development Program-U18 squad.

2009 NHL Draft: Toronto Maple Leafs select Eric Knodel 128th Overall

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Turns out the kid is a blogger! He's already my favourite 5th round pick.

TSN Reports a Kessel for Kaberle Offer

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But the Bruins want our 7th overall as well. Too rich?

The Falconer's Magnum Opus On Drafting

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As a timely follow up to daoust's epic spreadsheet and as the culmination of five years of work The Falconer unveils his Magnus Opus on drafting. Spoiler for the whiny Red Wings fans: Toronto drafted better than you even when taking into account your impact players. Now cry about a Bettman conspiracy.

Logan: My Gut Says Islanders Will Take Matt Duchene

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Expect to see more articles like this one in the days to come as the tea leaves are read and the experts give their gut feelings on who is getting drafted first, second, and third. Forget Hedman going first, if Duchene does this draft could be blown wide open.

Lawton: Lightning Will Draft 2nd

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Here's the money quote: "Short of moving mountains," Lawton said, "there's not much to cause us to deal." Darn.

Brian Burke's Drafting Record

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A statistical look at Brian Burke's drafting trends and success rates. Interesting points include Burke's almost perfect record drafting in the top 40 and the fact that he has never selected a goalie before late in the third round.

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