well in tsn's mock draft of mcguire/button they had him going 15th overall so seems like a good pick to me. basically from what i hear this kid could potentially went before the devils would have even picked in round 1.
Last edited by AirheadPete: 06-26-2010 at 02:06 PM.
Just guessing here with Wellwood. I think the Devils scouts liked some of what they saw with the player even before the 72 save game. Add in the fact that he's under a former NHL goalie's tutorship (Stefan), and the Devils felt he met their need better than someone like Grubbaer (sp).
People should realize that the CSS rankings aren't gospel. There is no consensus. Every scout has their own ranking. To blast a pick because it was out of line with a couple aggregate rankings is stupid.
...only thing that I'm uneasy on is a quote from an interview he did regarding it being easy to get up for 40 or so games but not for another team on tuesday nights.....read into it, here's his prospect thread
Not the correct interview answer...but 100% truthful. Put a lie detector on any NHLer and they'd offer the same answer.
But then again, they are already in the Show, he is not.
People outside of the NJD board either do not understand it, or refuse to acknowledge it, but an organization like the Deivls have an ingrained advantage over most others when it comes to drafting aplyer with a hint of issues. ANY hockey player drafted by this organization knows the expectations going in. If it is not enough for you to adhere to the exceedingly high standards, you will fail. that simple.
In the talk about "character issues" between here and TG's comments, I can't help but laugh at some people's perspectives.
First off, as has been said, these are ****ing high school jocks, it's in the nature of it to be an *******. Moreover, I wonder how an interview with Chris Pronger would have gone given how much of a ****** bag he is and look at how he turned out.
We can't sit here and build a team worrying about if a guy is an *******...*******'s win championships. Look at how many rings Mark Messier got.