Auston Matthews

If Leafs do not win draft lottery, will they trade draft pick?

TSN Radio: Darren Dreger was on Toronto sports radio this morning and suggested that if the Toronto Maple Leafs do not win the draft lottery and get Auston Matthews… the Leafs could consider trading pick 2, 3, or 4. The draft lottery has changed this year where the top 3 picks are lottery picks, so even finishing last, the Leafs could still draft at the #4 position.

Arizona Coyotes want Auston Matthews

Sportsnet: The Arizona Coyotes would love to draft home town boy Auston Matthews. If the team does not win the draft lottery, the Coyotes could make a pitch to acquire the rights of Matthews if another club wins this year’s NHL Draft Lottery. The rumors going around has the Coyotes offering up their own first-round pick plus a very good player for Matthews.

Minnesota Wild to target Ryan Nugent-Hopkins?

Edmonton Journal: Jim Matheson believes the Minnesota Wild will look at trading one of their defensemen for a center. Matheson believes a swap of Jonas Brodin for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins could happen this summer.


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