Morning Mashup: Draft in T-Minus Five Days


Aside from the Stanley Cup parade yesterday in Boston, there is really not much to discuss in the hockey world. With the draft in five days and the free agent market opening shortly thereafter, it’s not long before there will be plenty to talk about. Think of right now as the calm before the storm. It will be a busy off season for Brian Burke as he looks to acquire a front line centre and beef up his forward corps. This is the year the Leafs get serious about the playoffs and Burke has work to do before this roster is ready. It all begins Friday when the Leafs stand up to the podium to make their entry draft selections. Let the fun begin!

Leafs Links:

McKeggs and Champagnes

Jon S. from Puckin’ Eh profiles a few prospects who could be of interest to the Leafs on day two of next week’s draft.

How could I lose all those autographs? Gordie Howe and the entire Maple Leaf Cup team

The latest from Michael at VLM.

Other Hockey Links:

Party on for Stanley Cup Champions

Over one million fans turnout to watch the Bruins celebrate with the Cup.

Canada junior summer camp invites sent out, Nugent-Hopkins tops list

Hockey Canada releases its 44-man selection roster for the 2012 World Juniors.

Heady times for St. Mike’s star Stuart Percy

The Oakville native is preparing for the next step of being drafted to the NHL.

Your Say:

Who should the Leafs target in the second and third rounds of the draft on Friday?