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Kukla Live From Columbus

So, while I’m slaving away at a hot laptop (I am!) Paul is running around Columbus, having fun no doubt.  He promises he’ll be sending more updates and I’ll add them to this post as they arrive.

Message #8 Update 5:45pm EDT June 22 The view on the floor of the draft…


Message #7 Update 12:30pm EDT June 22  The talk in the hotel lobbies of Columbus… The Toskala deal (mentioned earlier) plus the Leafs looking at Mark Bell; and the possibilities of the Bruins going for Fernandez.  The rumor mill churns…


Message #6 Update 11:30am EDT June22 Paul just checked in and mentioned a few bits of morning chatter. Nothing much going on but that Brian Burke was hinting at being busy on the draft floor today, and Darryl Sutter told him he doesn’t expect to trade up higher in the draft order than his #18 pick.

Message #5: Update 8:00am EDT June 22
A few words from Paul about things going on last night in Columbus. (mp3 audio)

Message #4: Update 7:01pm EDT June 21
Paul gives a quick update (mp3 audio) about what he’s up to at the Draft, including running into one of tomorrow’s top prospects in an elevator this afternoon!

Message #3: Update 6:20pm EDT June 21
Leafs’ GM John Ferguson Jr. comments that because the draft doesn’t start till 7pm he expects that GMs will take the time to talk trades throughout the day on Friday. (So, watch for some breaking stories? I would think so…).
Also stated that Carlo Colaiacovo* has been re-signed for 3 years and is nearly 100% healthy. (TSN story here)

Message #2:  Update 3:19pm EDT June 21
Paul dropped me a note to say he had a chance to catch up with Ducks GM Brian Burke in a scrum just now. Burke commented that he is confident they will sign J.S. Giguere, that they made an offer last week.  Regarding Scott Niedermayer, they’ve heard no decision from him yet, but obviously want him back if possible.

Message #1:  Hanging out in Columbus - just a quick hello to everyone (mp3 audio)

*original post time was June 21, 2007 2:18pm EDT
* note: originally noted as Karel Pilar re-signed. That was my error. Apologies.

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