« An NHL Premier: The Draft Goes Hollywood ... Panthers Expected to take Gudbranson | Main | Welcome to the NHL Draft: Home of the Florida Panthers »

More Stuff from The Panthers at the NHL Draft

Here's just a few more things from the Draft:

-- Dale Tallon says he's going to work on hiring an assistant GM, a director of player personnel and assistant coach for the Panthers after the draft.

He says he has been looking around for Florida's second assistant, but will know who is out there after contracts expire and such on June 30.

I then asked if that meant Mike Kitchen was officially out. Tallon said no. But it sure sounds like it.

Also, don't expect former GM Randy Sexton to be offered the assistant GM gig.

-- Tallon says don't expect the Panthers to get one of the top two picks. Well, if he couldn't get the No. 2 out of Boston in a Nathan Horton deal, I don't know what he has left to give them to get it now.

Edmonton is not trading the No. 1 pick, especially to a Panthers team with little to offer. The Panthers could make a deal with the Oilers for the 15. The Penguins could also have a deal working for that selection.


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Tomorrow should be interesting especially with Tim Thomas, SOuray, Kesler, Spezza all on the trade block. I think that there could be more trades than last year at the draft.

Would anyone be opposed to a Jeff Carter for the #15 pick? I wouldn't. I'm still hoping that Tallon can find a willing trade-down partner for #3(hopefully for nothing lower than #20), but if not, Gudbranson would be my choice over Fowler, Gormley, or Connolly.

I think you might see a bit of a surprise in the top 10, in terms of a player(Kabanov) that many thought would be taken much later in the 1st, or even the 2nd round.

I personally hope Kabanov lasts until the 2nd round so The Cats can draft him, but I think his offensive "up-side" will be to much for a team like The Caps to pass up at the end of round 1, IMO.

here is what ESPN has to say about Gudbranson:

"As ESPN's in-house draft expert, Gare Joyce, writes, Gudbranson is "Jay Bouwmeester with a character upgrade and a compass. He might not be as offensively dynamic as Fowler and Gormley right now, but you'd rather have him out there with a one-goal lead than the other guys."

.....it's so quiet......

Quiet before the storm Eric!

If we don't draft Gudbranson it will be a monstrous mistake. He's the guy we need to draft.


Scratch it.

Great, TSN is reporting that the third pick is also being shopped by Tallon.

Seriously, can't we just keep the high pick for once!

I think the Flyers would be opposed to Carter for only the #15 pick!

lets get spzzzzzza give them 15th for him we need some scoring so bad some one experienced and he has that size tallon talking about and pick up gudbranson booth playmaker weiss and add a couple other not carter boys

The comments to this entry are closed.