Sunday, June 13, 2010

Turning the Page

Patrick Kane's OT goal proved to be somewhat anti-climatic for those who could not follow the puck squeak through the legs of Michael Leighton, but for goal-scorers, like Kane, they know when they score. For Michael Leighton, his mistake could be his last goal given up as a Flyer when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in July. Like many UFA's for both teams, cap issues and contract negotiations will decide what sweater is worn next season.

Also upon us is the 2010 NHL Entry Draft held on June 25th in Los Angeles where I will actually be in attendance when the world finds out whether the number one pick will be Tayler Hall or Tylor Seguin. With both players hailing from the Ontario Hockey League, Seguin currently holds the edge over Hall as of the last rankings provided by NHL Central Scouting. Hall, however, is coming off his second straight Memorial Cup win and MVP of the tournament as a member of the Windsor Spitfires.

Over the next couple of weeks, we'll take a look at some of the potential first round candidates and the teams that may draft them.

Shortly after the draft concludes, free-agency will open up and we'll exam the potential big names looking for new deals.

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