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Luke Schenn for John Tavares: Sounds Like A No-Brainer To Me

Published by on April 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Word out of Toronto is that Leafs' GM Brian Burke has already called both the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning to express his interest in trading up for the first or second pick in the upcoming NHL draft. His goal of course is to acquire either forward John Tavares or defenseman Victor Hedman and give the club a franchise player to build around.

Given his famous direct approach, I'm sure this tactic didn't surprise anyone, although I have as much doubt as most hockey observers that he'll be able to pull it off. For one thing, most teams tend to keep their draft picks when a potential franchise player is available. There's also serious doubt that Leafs have enough in the way of assets that could prompt the Isl...

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