MacLellan cont: "It’s never been we’re moving Kuznetsov. It’s been portrayed in a few places, but that’s not exactly the case.”
MacLellan on Evgeny Kuznetsov: "We’ve never said we’re trading Kuznetsov. I said we were open to discussions on most of our players on the trade market and if it comes up, it comes up and if it doesn’t make sense, same as always. ..."
When we had Goran Stubb of Central Scouting on NHL Draft Class, he said Raty might do better once the expectations of his draft season were gone. Maybe this is the start.
Final at the World Junior Summer Showcase: Finland beats Sweden 5-2. Four goals from Aatu Räty (NYI), one from Brad Lambert (2022). For Sweden, new first-rounders Oskar Olausson (COL) and Isak Rosén (BUF). That was fun.
GM Don Waddell a earlier said Hurricanes are "wide open" for goalies: "We think we're the opportunity for all these guys because we don't have a goalie. We don't have a starting goalie and if you really want to be a starting goalie in the NHL this is a pretty good spot for you."
Quite the trove of riches. Canes' front office has, yet again, put together a banger of a draft filled with high-potential players.
Canes draft haul: 40 D Scott Morrow 44 D Aleksi Heimosalmi 51 F Ville Koivunen 83 G Patrik Hamrla 94 D Aidan Hreschuk 123 D Jackson Blake 136 C Bobby Orr 147 C Justin Robidas 170 D Bryce Montgomery 187 G Nikita Quapp 200 G Yegor Naumov 209 F Nikita Guslistov 219 D Joel Nystrom
RT @aschnitt53: Don Waddell said the Hurricanes' goal today was to accumulate as many picks as possible. Including last night, they traded back five times and made 13 picks: Six defensemen, four forwards and three goaltenders. Quite the haul