Words of wisdom
After a four-turned-seven-hour flight from Minneapolis to Vancouver, I finally have arrived in beautiful western Canadian city. Before I could even check into my hotel, I ran into a reporter and a scout and -- of course -- started talking about the draft.
Rumors have started to spread about what teams might do. The reporter, who covers the Western Hockey League and closely follows New York Rangers prospects, said he believes there will be more draft-day trades than previous years because of the salary cap.
He said he's heard rumors about teams possibly dealing big-time stars. Obviously, it is all speculation until Saturday afternoon.
His only words of wisdom about Jonathan Toews?
"If you guys like him up in North Dakota, hope for anybody but Chicago and Boston," he said.