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None of our stupid idiot (Senators) fantasies about trading up came true. In fact, Florida Panthers...

None of our stupid idiot (Senators) fantasies about trading up came true. In fact, Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon called me personally to tell me that my plan to acquire the third overall was "the single stupidest thing" he'd ever heard in his life, and that "Every GM on the floor has been forwarding it to each other whenever they need a laugh all morning long." He then told me "The world would be a better place" if I stopped writing about hockey, screamed "BEOTCH!" and hung up laughing hysterically.

Silver Seven's Mark Parisi, recapping Ottawa's draft performance

"I got calls from Chicago and then his agent [saying] he'd like to talk to you. We talked a couple...

"I got calls from Chicago and then his agent [saying] he'd like to talk to you. We talked a couple of times. I explained the blueprint, similar to what we did in Chicago, and he was able to convince his family and his fiancé that this was the right move for him. And I think it is."

Panthers general manager Dale Tallon, referring to Brian Campbell, via Greg/PuckDaddy

Have now heard from two sources that Edmonton may trade down from No. 1 pick. Florida a likely...

Have now heard from two sources that Edmonton may trade down from No. 1 pick. Florida a likely partner. THN's Ryan Kennedy via Twitter. Yet more speculation on an eleventh-hour deal. Thanks to Derek/C&B.

"I don’t want to be picking (at number three overall) ever again, unless we get it in a trade. We...

"I don’t want to be picking (at number three overall) ever again, unless we get it in a trade. We need to start moving up the ladder. Been at the front row enough, it was nice being in the back row. That’s the goal." Panthers GM Dale Tallon, via the Sun-Sentinel

"So far, hearing the #CBJ have talked with Edmonton and Philadelphia abt No. 8 overall pick. Sure...

"So far, hearing the #CBJ have talked with Edmonton and Philadelphia abt No. 8 overall pick. Sure there are others, but those known for sure." -Aaron Portzline, The Columbus Dispatch

http://twitter.com/#!/Aportzline

Still, there's a lurking quality to this kid's game like he's just laying in wait for the puck to...

Still, there's a lurking quality to this kid's game like he's just laying in wait for the puck to come within his range.

Bruce drops in on an Oil Kings game for the Edmonton Journal, but it's Red Deer's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins that catches his attention. Bruce has an in-depth look at the future lottery pick's game.
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