Friday, June 20, 2008

Last Minute Draft Articles

The NHL Draft kicks off tonight at 7 pm on Versus. By the end of the night, there's a good chance we'll know which NHL team will hold the rights to Brandon Burlon. Robbie Czarnik should be selected early tomorrow morning.

The New England Hockey Journal mentioned 2009 recruit Lee Moffie in their "Best of the Rest" section about potential draftees from the New England area. They said that Moffie has nice size and shoots the puck well, but there are questions about his vision and hockey sense.

DJ Powers from Hockey's Future has a list of the top 10 players in the draft who already have collegiate experience. Everyone's favorite Rink Rat vouched for her credibility in picking players that end up getting drafted despite not getting a lot of love in the draft rankings. Why do I bring that up? Tristin Llewellyn made the list at #8. Powers is very complimentary of his play, particularly late in the season. I have to admit, I smile every time I hear the story about Llewellyn taking power-skating lessons on the side in an effort to improve.

The newspaper I won't link to anymore had an article stating that the Wolverines have gotten calls from scouts about both Llewellyn and Vaughan. Amazingly, the article didn't mention either player's GPA or find a way to crack on their education and/or intelligence.

Lastly, the Arizona Republic discussed some of the young talent in the Phoenix Coyotes organization. Porter and Kolarik were both profiled. (HT: Bluevox at USCHO)

No comments: