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Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight: Don’t stop ’til you get enough

  • No counter offer from Canucks GM Gillis in talks with Sedins.
  • Brian Burke is really starting to put his fingerprints on the Toronto Maple Leafs.  There was a common thread running through the seven selections he made during his first draft as GM of the NHL team – they’re all North American and they’re all capable of playing with edge.
  • After grabbing a shutdown defenceman in the first round of the NHL draft, the Ottawa Senators addressed their offence and goaltending.
  • Ten Minnesota natives were selected on the second day of the NHL draft.  Right wing Zach Budish of Edina was the first Minnesotan off the board. Budish was taken 41st overall in the second round by Nashville despite missing last season with a knee injury.
  • Orange and blue confetti poured over center court at Nassau Coliseum last night in celebration of the arrival of John Tavares.
  • Marcus Foligno vividly recalls attending the on-ice ceremony when his father, Mike, was inducted into the Buffalo Sabres’ Hall of Fame.
  • Ten-time All-Star Teemu Selanne has decided to play another season with the Anaheim Ducks.
  • The Minnesota Wild acquired center Kyle Brodziak and a 2009 sixth round draft pick from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a 2009 fourth round and fifth round draft pick.