Look for this years NHL Entry Draft to be a mirror reflection of last years draft (from a leafs perspective). When we all consider the possible moves that Brian Burke can make, one seems to make the most sense. He claims he does not want to give up too much, but we all know the steep price that comes with getting into the top 3. However, another significant jump from 7th to 5th could prove, once again, to be effective. The skilled, hard working, physical Brayden Schenn is exactly what the doctor ordered if your name happens to be Brian Burke
Look at it this way, Luke Schenn is the one player Brian Burke claims he will be most hesitant to trade. Another player that he spoke strongly against trading was John Mitchell. Both of these guys are physical hard working players. John Mitchell also has that extra bit of skill that keeps him on the roster. Brayden Schenn's style is very similar to that of John Mitchell and big brother Luke Schenn. perhaps the perfect balance between skill, and grit, Brayden Schenn seems to be exactly what Burke is trying to stock up on.
In my mind and I beleive in Brian Burke's mind the best choice for the blue and white is to once again bring in a schenn boy at a slightly cheaper trade price. If his older brother is any indication of the future, brayden's looks mighty bright. often compared to Mike Richards, Brayden Schenn is the real deal, and will be an effective force in the NHL. and there is no better coaching and managing tandem that works better to his role than Ron Wilson and Brian Burke. So nevermind that his brother is the new fan favorite, nevermind that hes cheaper to aquire, just look at his role and his perfect fit with the leafs. Roll out the welcome mats and thrown and L. or B. on your Schenn jersey's, because Brayden is on his way.