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07:26 AM ET 06.26 | Credit Bryan Murray for his efforts to reach for the cream of the prospect crop. He hasn't had any luck. The Senators GM confirmed Tuesday he's attempted to get into the top 10 of Sunday's NHL entry draft at Prudential Center in New Jersey, but right now it looks like the club will have to be content with selecting 17th overall. While lots of teams want to move up, nobody is any hurry to slide back because -- despite the media hype -- this draft isn't as deep as all the experts have made it out to be. "I think it will be difficult to move up from the indications I've gotten," said Murray in his pre-draft availability Tuesday at the Canadian Tire Centre. "I've talked to a number of teams now and they haven't even given me a price to move up."

Ottawa Sun

Paul MacLean, Icon Sports Paul MacLean, Icon Sports
June 26, 2013  08:27 AM ET

Sharing with my friends to the north... which is pretty much everyone on here except for shippy.

Gosselin: As other prospects come of age, Flower Mound's Chris Brown could be 1st in long line of North Texas NHLers

http://share.d-news.co/W9rcbFG

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June 26, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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I am the confused - how are Ottawa picking 17th and the Leafs 21st? I thought non-lottery draft order was determined by where you finish in the post-season?

good question.....traded picks maybe?

June 26, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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I am the confused - how are Ottawa picking 17th and the Leafs 21st? I thought non-lottery draft order was determined by where you finish in the post-season?

It's just Ottawa screwing the rest of the country as usual Danny.

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June 26, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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Nope. Only thing I can think of is only the last four picks are ordered in that fashion and 17-26 go by point totals. How else would Montreal have pick #25, Vancouver #24?Either way, that's dumb as hell.

that it is...the system is bizarre

June 26, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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...I'd be very, very interested in seeing why it can do so well in places like Texas and CA, but not in Georgia, Florida, Arizona etc.

Can't speak for those other areas... but the Stars have worked their butts off for the last 20 years marketing the product in North Texas and in Austin (AHL affiliate). There are over 20 sheets of ice around the DFW area (at least 5 of which are affiliated with the Stars) and they are heavily invested in the local youth programs. Seeing more and more kids leave here for the northern climes with solid fundamentals and entering the programs up your way as well as the hockey hotbeds in the north and northeast US.

As far as Seth Jones' roots... he did move back here when he was 12 and played a few seasons with a couple of Stars-affiliated bantams. So yeah - the media does claim him down here.

June 26, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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Also, I would very much like a pair of state-flag-of-Texas cuff links.

No problem...

http://www.cooltexasstuff.com/category,13/

June 26, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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No problem...http://www.cooltexasstuff.com/category,13/

do they have little commerative stuff out yet for the 500th execution?
I saw that in the paper today

June 26, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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It's just Ottawa screwing the rest of the country as usual Danny.

If that can happen in Canada I wonder why the Caps haven't won multiple Cups?

June 26, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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do they have little commerative stuff out yet for the 500th execution?I saw that in the paper today

Probably get a charge out of that.

June 26, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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Probably get a charge out of that.

Pipe down Sparky. :-)

June 26, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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do they have little commerative stuff out yet for the 500th execution?I saw that in the paper today



Gotta love Ron.....

June 26, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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Gotta love Ron.....

Aye...........

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