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07:18 AM ET 06.20 | Why would Joe Sakic publicly state that Colorado is leaning against taking a defenseman with the first pick? There are two schools of thought out there on Sakic's comments. No. 1 is maybe it's a sincere and honest declaration. ... The flip side is, there's some people out there who thinks it's posturing; that Sakic is merely saying this because he believes the Florida Panthers or the Tampa Bay Lightning really want MacKinnon or Drouin. And if they think that those players are going to be gone to Denver with the number one pick, they might offer something. I don't believe that. I think the Panthers are going to sit there and say 'we're content to sit in the number two slot and take whoever's there according to our rankings.

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June 20, 2013  07:58 AM ET

In other words,

I smell smoke.

Thanks for reading, TSN

June 20, 2013  09:23 AM ET

While I've always been a big Sakic fan there's two things he's not particularly good at.....

snowblowers and covert activities.

June 20, 2013  09:51 AM ET

Attempting to stir up interest from other teams...can't blame a guy for trying!

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June 20, 2013  10:35 AM ET

Since it appears you can't go wrong with any of those three picks, I can't see those teams giving up anything for their favorite. Now, a team drafting much lower could offer a nice package if so inclined

June 20, 2013  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Since it appears you can't go wrong with any of those three picks, I can't see those teams giving up anything for their favorite. Now, a team drafting much lower could offer a nice package if so inclined

So I'm guessing a Kessel trade is off the table?

June 20, 2013  11:59 AM ET
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So I'm guessing a Kessel trade is off the table?

I do not see your point

June 20, 2013  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I do nut see your point

Fixed

June 20, 2013  01:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Since it appears you can't go wrong with any of those three picks, I can't see those teams giving up anything for their favorite. Now, a team drafting much lower could offer a nice package if so inclined

Rumor has it that Calgary offered all 3 1st's to the Avs for #1

June 20, 2013  03:23 PM ET
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Rumor has it that Calgary offered all 3 1st's to the Avs for #1

if so then Calgary has lost their collective minds....the draft is pretty deep this year...that trade makes no sense

 
June 20, 2013  03:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

if so then Calgary has lost their collective minds....the draft is pretty deep this year...that trade makes no sense

And the Wings are patiently waiting for that draft pick no one else can see:)

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