NHL Rumors: Nathan Horton Packing, Brian Burke To Be Busy, and More

June 19th, 2010 by Derrick Lightfoot Leave a reply »
Six days from the 2010 NHL Draft and some rumors are buzzing.

—Expect the Leafs to do something, maybe at the draft. Not sure if Brian Burke wants to move into the first round, he obviously wants to make his squad better and a late to mid pick won't do that next year.

Bobby Ryan rumors have surfaced, but no hard evidence has been suggested. He will most likely chase a deal like the Phil Kessel or Dion Phaneuf trades.

—Florida winger Nathan Horton expects to be moved. He has a no-trade clause that kicks in July 1st, so he will most likely be dealt at the draft. Boston seems to be the front runners, though Calgary has shown interest in the past. Nashville could be a suitor also.

Horton has run into some injury problems the past couple of years. Panther fans should be happy with new GM Dale Tallon—he did in fact build the Stanley Cup-winning Blackhawks.

—Nashville defenseman Dan Hamhuis' rights have been traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for Ryan Parent and a conditional pick in the 2011 draft (most likely a higher pick if Hamhuis signs, lower if he doesn't).

The Flyers have little to no c ...

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