I'm watching Oil Change on NHL Network, and they've got some of the preliminary meetings before the draft. I'm not sure who the scout is, but, I'll paraphrase - "AFAIC, there are 7 players in this draft worth trading up for - Hall, Seguin, Johansen, Gudbranson, Fowler, Gormley and McIlrath".
Oilers head scout Stu MacGregor @3:13
Murphy sliding abit in last 2 mocks. Musil is still in top-10. Do you think he stays there? Heard few people say that he may slide towards middle-late 1st. Limited upside.
The NHL.com guys are always all over the map. I'd look at ISS for a better understanding. One kid who's caught my eye IF the Rangers continue to remain in the lower areas of the draft is Vlad Namestnikov...highly-skilled playmaking center, who's playing in London right now. He crossed over to play in the OHL, and already speaks English fluently.
Dylan McIlrath returned from New York with good news about his injured right knee.
The Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman has a Grade 1 sprain of his medial collateral ligament.
“The MRI came back that there was no miniscus tear or anything like that, so it’s pretty good news,” said McIlrath who was the New York Rangers first pick, 10th overall, in the 2010 NHL entry draft.
“I’m lucky that it doesn’t need surgery to repair.”
McIlrath said he doesn’t want to rush back from the injury, but if the knee continues to respond well to treatment he could be back practicing next week.
would need to see alot more from young thomas to be mentioned with those 2.
scoring goals however, is a gift. sometimes you just have it. is he one of those guys ?
12 goals/23 points in 18 games is impressive
but 5'9 170 isnt. he looks quite small on the ice too.
I didn't think he was trying to compare them so much as point out that he literally was in the race with them. I mean that's not a made up fact he was and it's a pretty darn significant fact too. 3 G 3 A tonight daaaaaaaamn. Hype train on this kid is gonna be through the roof (If Prucha > Crosby then CT> God) haha
I'm hoping that we can get Werek with Hartford next year, let him do a year there while we still have drury. Then hopefully he'll be ready after that year and he can replace drury and up the middle we'll have stepan-anisimov-werek-boyle, I like.