I just read this article by Bryan Fogarty . Maybe he should have done some more research b4 writing the article. Also he should confim his statements in the article are not false.. ie) He claims Lowry was an overager in the WHL last year....... He turned 20 at the end of March. He probably should have also stated Lowry was awarded MVP of the Dub this year ......
... haven't drafted a player bigger than 6-0 or heavier than 186 pounds (Morrissey) out of the CHL.
... have drafted only one player bigger than 6-0, outside the CHL (last pick Marcus Karlstrom).
... have drafted four right handed players and two left handed players from CHL, 2 right handed and one left handed player outside CHL.
... first three picks, not being a goalie, have been born in March, 1995.
With the new additions I think that prospects tourney is going to be a blast to watch this year.
I don't think it's unfair to say we've possibly got the best squad going in.
I agree Sweech. The real surprise for me in this draft was the near abandonment of the "size rules all" factor that dominated the Jets last two drafts. Chevy really took a few fliers on outright skill that could pay off in the long run.
The tourney will definitely be interesting: mix Scheifele, Trouba, Lowry, Morrissey, Petan, Lodge, Lipon together and you've got some real skill brought to the table. Should be a fun tourney to watch.
PS: what are the "eligibility" rules for prospects in this tournament?