The Art of the Swap

Who knows when we will be able to watch hockey again.
Until that time comes, hockey fans and sports fans in general have the team-building aspects of their leagues to get excited about. The NHL extended its transfer agreements recently, and the biggest news in weeks is the signing of a 6’6″ Czech.
Mercifully, drafts are interrupting the slow trickle of sports news. Whether you liked it or not, the NFL draft provided the entertainment that fans have been craving. For those who needed their hockey fix, the NWHL draft welcomed 30 incredible young hockey players. There was no shortage of news there either, as the first overall pick changed hands in a draft day pick swap.
The Toronto NWHL team traded the first overall, and second last pick in the 5 round draft for Boston’s 1st in 2020 (6th overall), and their 1st and 2nd in 2021. Looking back to a certain NHL trade between Boston and Toronto, hopefully Toronto is on the correct side of a top pick/Phil traded for two 1sts and a 2nd.
Swapping Picks
Trading up in the draft is no foreign concept to NHL teams, as they often trade multiple draft picks for …

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Author: Earl Schwartz / The Leafs Nation

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