Friday, June 20, 2008

Draft update: No update

The NHL completed the first round of the 2008 draft tonight....And the following happened:

  • Evgeni Malkin was not traded
  • The rights to Marian Hossa were not traded
  • The rights to Ryan Malone were not traded

Furthermore, Atlanta took someone named Daultan Leveille with the Pens first round pick to complete the Marian Hossa deal.

So, in exchange for a first-line forward in Hossa (plus a mad-man beard grower Pascal Dupuis) the Pens gave up a plateau'd 3rd line forward (Colby Armstrong), a shootout specialist who couldn't hack it on the skill lines (Erik Christensen), a prospect with no upper body strength and supposedly questionable heart (Angelo Esposito) plus a dude TSN had ranked at 35th overall that respected journalist Bob McKenzie said was "[a] tall and skinny [dude and he] played at a low level".

And Hoss scored 26 points in 20 games. We'll take that trade every day of the week, and twice on Sundays when you're talking about going to the Stanley Cup Finals.

in regards to tomorrow, what you know about pick 120? Hoo-hoo!!!!

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