One is surely Maksim Trunev
from Severstal Cherepovets. The
flashy winger wasn’t part of the WC
Under-18 roster and this surely has
hurt his stock before the draft. As
said, he’s a player quick on his
skates, with enough technique to
make some people turning head. He
has great hands and excellent
offensive skills, but needs to learn to
don’t overplay the puck. He tends to
keep it too much on the stick,
ignoring a bit his line mates.
Benoit Groulx in gatineau
Clement Jodoin in Rimouski
Patrick Roy in Quebec
Andre Tourigny in rouyn
Danny Flynn in Moncton
Pascal Vincent in Montreal
any of this team i would be happy to see trunev end up in the Q
Guy Boucher (Drummondville) should be on that list IMO. He was Pat Quinn's assistant coach at the last U-18. Was also assistant coach at Ivan Hlinka 2007 and U-18 in 2006. He has a masters in sports psychology (Montreal University).
I would be glad if he takes the route of SK. If he can make it to the second line in the NHL at some point, it would be a steal. He has a loooong way to go though. Hope he has the motivation to cross the pond.
I was listening to Tony Marinaro this morning on the T990. ukAnyways, he was interviewing this guy who was an ex scout with Atlanta, now he runs his own business were he go's around the junior rankings and evaluates every and I mean every elegible player for the draft. (This guy is pretty credible). He says that Trunev is Montreals best sleeper, as a matter of fact he may be one of the biggest sleepers in the league. We may have gotten really lucky with this guy, could be like a Datsyuk type player. Time will tell, like probably 4 yrs, so till then lets hope he pans out. He also mentioned that last years draft, they had McDonaugh the #2 D in the draft and Pacioretty at #13 overall. Looks like Timmins knows what he's doing after all.