Ottawa says they won’t be trading #3 and #5 to try for #1

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyck said that the idea of the Sens trading #3 and #5 for the #1 overall from the Rangers is “nonsensical.” (Ottawa Sun) There has been speculation since the Rangers won the #1 overall pick last week that teams may try to trade for it and allow the Rangers to move back and select a center. Bruce Garrioch does write that there is an expectation that…

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What the Rangers could be getting in Alexis Lafreniere

8/16/20 | 9:30PM: Patrick Roy spoke, who coached against Lafreniere the past two-years in the QMJHL, spoke with Larry Brooks and said (NY Post): “Character” describes Lafreniere and that he did a “super job” of handling the pressure and spotlight of being touted as the #1 overall pick. “He’s a team player and a team guy. Without a doubt he would fit in with the Rangers and perform very well…

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The idea of the Rangers trading #1 overall

Since getting the #1 overall pick on Monday, both Jeff Gorton and John Davidson have been asked about whether the Rangers would keep the pick and likely select Alexis Lafreniere or potentially trade the pick and move down to select a center. Davidson said on ESPN Radio that “I would think, when you look at something like this, you make the pick but you can’t sit here today and say…

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Alexis Lafreniere won’t be going back to the QMJHL or Europe prior to training camp

Bob McKenzie tweets that potential #1 overall pick Alexis Lafreniere won’t be reporting to QMJHL training camp for Rimouski or playing in Europe prior to 2020 NHL Training Camp. McKenzie said that Lafreniere is training in Boisbriand, Quebec and plans to report to NHL training camp when they expect to open in November. When asked by the media on Monday if he would consider going back to Rimouski, Lafreniere said…

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