The 2012 NHL entry draft is now in the books, and what a draft it was!
We didn't see players like Roberto Luongo or Rick Nash traded (yet), but others like Jordan Staal were moved. In addition, the Leafs and Flyers swapped Luke Schenn and James Van Riemsdyk.
On the latter trade, did you really expect Brian Burke to go through draft weekend without making some kind of splash?
On the Habs front, many are saying that the Habs came out as the biggest winner of this year's draft. Picking Alex Galchenyuk with their third overall pick, the Habs scooped Sebastian Collberg and Dalton Thrower in the second round.
These picks were rated, overall, much higher and Collberg was expected to go in the first round.
Sound like success to me!
Hockey Inside/Out - Canadiens draft Collberg, Thrower in second round; Bozon in third
RDS - Comparé à Alfredsson
RDS - Collberg, Bozon et Hudon avec le CH
TSN - BERGEVIN EXCITED BY CANADIENS' PICKS AT NHL DRAFT
Habsworld.net - The Habs at Day 2 of the 2012 Draft
TSN - MAPLE LEAFS TRADE SCHENN TO FLYERS FOR VAN RIEMSDYK
TSN - LEAFS TRADE RIGHTS TO GUSTAVSSON TO JETS FOR CONDITIONAL PICK
TSN - AFTER DRAFTING YAKUPOV, OILERS SHIFT FOCUS TO ADDING SIZE
ESPN - Luongo, Nash survive trade winds at draft
THN - Plenty of interest in pending UFA Justin Schultz
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