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2012 CSS Final Draft Rankings

By , April 9, 2012 9:48 am

2012 CSS Final NHL Draft Rankings

2012 CSS Final NHL Draft Rankings

Central Scouting has finalized their rankings for 2012.

Perhaps the biggest surprise is that Mikhail Grigorenko is no longer in the top 2 for North American skaters. Ryan Murray slots in at #2. Also possibly surprising is that Alex Galchenyuk is hanging in at #4 for North American skaters. This is a kid that I really, really like. I’ve seen some of his work, and he is an incredible player that could possibly disappear off radars because he missed nearly the whole year due to injury. The thing I like about him is he has a hell of a shot, but also is a physical player. He also plays center too. So really, this is the power forward up the middle that we might have been looking for.

I think many Oilers fans will be licking their chops at the idea of drafting Ryan Murray. Myself, I just don’t know. It sounds like he’s pretty good, but I also think it will take time before he’s really good enough to make a difference here. I could be way off base with my thoughts though.

Anyways, here are the rankings: Continue reading '2012 CSS Final Draft Rankings'»

Coming Down The Pipe interview – E.J. McGuire and Steve Tambellini

By , April 14, 2010 3:46 pm
The great debate.. Tyler Seguin or Taylor Hall?

The great debate.. Tyler Seguin or Taylor Hall?

One of my favorite blogs out there is Coming Down The Pipe, hosted by Guy Flaming and Dean Millard. These two are very knowledgeable when it comes to young prospects. Recently, they interviewed Oilers GM Steve Tambellini and Director of NHL Central Scouting E.J. McGuire on their show and asked some pretty good draft related questions such as the great Taylor Hall vs. Tyler Seguin debate.

The full audio of the interview can be downloaded from their site here. But read on for a summary of the interview if you can not download/listen…. Continue reading 'Coming Down The Pipe interview – E.J. McGuire and Steve Tambellini'»

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