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By John Saquella (@jsaquella)
Well, all the trade noise and rumors aside, the 2013 NHL entry draft was more snooze than sizzle. The biggest move was the Devils trading the 9th overall pick to Vancouver for goaltender Corey Schneider. Most of the other trades were simple pick swaps. One other player trade of note saw Minnesota trading Cal Clutterbuck and a pick to the New York Islanders for former 1st rounder Nino Niederreiter.
The Flyers? Despite Paul Holmgren spending a round and a half exchanging views with Craig MacTavish, the new Edmonton Oilers GM, on a potential Braydon Coburn did nothing but draft.
Holmgren and his staff made 6 selections, and those picks were generally bemoaned by the Flyers fans...