NHL Draft 2013: 5 Possible Scenarios the Leafs Can Take at the Draft

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NHL Draft 2013: 5 Possible Scenarios the Leafs Can Take at the Draft
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It's an odd situation for everyone associated with the Toronto Maple Leafs. For one, they have not dealt their first-round pick as of yet like in previous years, and secondly, they do not own a lottery pick for the first time in nine years. 

In fact, the Leafs don't pick until 21st, a long way from their fifth overall pick last year in which they took Morgan Rielly (pictured) at No. 5.

The Leafs are armed with a good amount of cap space and are poised to improve their team for the long haul.

Generally, one of the busier days of the hockey season is draft day.

Teams are looking to either unload contracts for draft picks, move up or down in the draft or even for the odd blockbuster deal that can go down at the draft.

The Leafs are armed with over 19 million in cap space, and it could be more if they buyout the right players. If that's the case, look for the Leafs to be fairly active during draft week. After the draft, July 5th marks the first day free agency opens, so again, you can expect plenty of activity in that direction.

So here's a look at what could happen on draft day for the Leafs in New Jersey, June 30 at 3 p.m. ET.

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