im starting to think that college is the way to pluck out your pluggers. since the undrafted players can be 20-23 you can have a pretty good idea where they cap as far as size and strength go.
Highly ranked college d-men usually become good NHLers too, whereas its a crap shoot with the junior ones.
And college players are usually very intelligentNHLers. Don't know if it has to do with the education, but I'd imagne that balancing a rigorous academic, travel, and hockey-related scgedule helps mature and mentally prepare them better.
Anyone here if we are pursuing any of the top NCAA free agents now that their regular season is done? Danny DeKeyser is the obvious target and this year's proverbial sweep stakes, with most likely 30 teams making pitches. He would look great next to Schultz, and would solve some blue line issues going forward.
Andrej Sustr and Alex Krushelnyski also look like interesting prospects.
Anyone else have some first hand info on some of these prospects?
I wonder if we will sign any of these college free agents bobby Mac is tweeting about. One guy is a 6'6 centre. Yes please or a Dman. Show us again you can sign top notch free agents Tambo or take a chance on someone.
@TSNBobMcKenzie: Based on my conversations with NHL clubs, consensus top 3 college free agents are: DeKeyser, D, WMU; Sustr, D, UNO; Laganiere, RW, Yale.
@TSNBobMcKenzie: Kellan Lain, a 6-foot-6 centre from Lake State, may be one of first college free agents to sign with NHL team, maybe within next 48 hours.