Writing for the TSN web site, Darren Dreger predicts a brisk round of trades before and during the draft.
Dreger says San Jose, Florida and Carolina are looking to deal, with names such as Patrick Marleau. Olli Jokinen and Erik Cole in the mix.
Pierre McGuire was making similar predictions on the Team 990 this afternoon. McGuire says the draft will be a barnburner, not so much for the juniors selected as for NHL players being swapped.
McGuire also said the Canadiens probably don’t have the depth to put together a package that would persuade Jacques Martin to send Jokinen to Montreal.