1) Thanks to our founder Fauxrumors for allowing us to be the first to make a post draft post. Of course they had few options as we were far more accurate with our pre draft assessment. ; ) Yes, our sources were by and large the most accurate of any we read prior to the 2009 Entry draft. Almost every hockey pundant, and the usual rumour whores (Eklund, et al) were citing multiple sources about this block buster and that, but in the end things turned out just about as WE had expected. IE: NO TRADES involving the top 10 slots! Minimal block busters, and NO moves involving Lecalvier. Only Chris Pronger (an UFA after the season) was moved due to Niedermayer stating he would return was a trade of any significant current NHL-er.
2) We didn't count the Bowmeester-Leopold UFA swap that also netted Florida a 3rd rounder for the opportunity to talk with Jay's agent before Wednesday's UFA staus kicking in. bit steep for that, but not an Earth shattering move. it did NOT become 'the first domino', as Eklund wanted his poor sap paying customers to believe. In fact if we were one of those folks we'd be clamouring for a refund this morning. Where was the Kessel trade? What happened to Heatley? What about all those Lecalvier suitors, especially the home town Habitants? Surely we should have seen one of the big stars change addresses by yesterday, no?
3) Fact is, GM's felt so strongly about this years draft class that the aking prices were 'exorbitant' to move up. Brian Burke could have taken Tampa's 2nd pick, but as he told anyone with a microphone, he wouldn't give up last year's # 5 pick, Luke Schenn(the apparent asking price to start, from the Lightning. Also we have previously mentioned in our http://newfaux.blogspot.com/2009/06/snooze-fest.html why the other stars didn't/wouldn't get moved this weekend. It might not sell subscriptions to say this, but we are NOT here for the money( We have enough to last a few life times, thanks LOL) therefore we have MORE objectivity than these other sites. To all those other bull shit sites: Shut the Fuck up!