#TrackingTheDraft with @CraigJButton

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Episode 2 features Yaroslav Askarov in Top Shelf Talent, Gunnarwolfe Fontaine and Carter Savoie in The Next Wave and a former Wolverine and current Maple Leaf compares to a member of the Prince Albert Raiders in Time Machine. Craig Button is the Director of Scouting for TSN and joins Dean Millard each week for Tracking the Draft.

Show Notes

Craig Button is the Director of Scouting for TSN and joins Dean Millard each week for Tracking the Draft. Episode 2 features Yaroslav Askarov in Top Shelf Talent the best goalie since Carey Price according to Craig who has the goaltender ranked 7th on the Craig's List. The Southpaw has a sparkling international resume for the most part and like a lot of young players stumbled a little at the WJC, but it was what he did after that tournament, much like how a goalie reacts after giving up a goal, that impressed Craig the most. Gunnarwolfe Fontaine and Carter Savoie are in  The Next Wave and both destined to play in the NCAA next season. Fontaine - who easily has the best first name in the draft and maybe all of sports??? - is off to Northeastern where Craig thinks he is going to develop so well that if he's not drafted will be a coveted free agent in years to come. He passed through the draft last year and Craig thinks that was a mistake by all 31 teams, so don't expect him to be a free agent after this season. Savoie is planning on being a Pioneer in Denver, another school with a reputation for developing good players and the Sherwood Park Crusader does the hardest thing in the game very well. He scores goals, in fact Craig called him one of the best scorers in the draft and admitted he doesn't have him high enough at 48.  A former Wolverine and current Maple Leaf compares to a member of the Prince Albert Raiders in Time Machine where Craig takes a look at a player drafted years ago to someone in this year's crop. This week it's a couple of players who give their teammates and coaches confidence no matter when or why they tap them for a shift. Our trivia question was about goalies drafted in the first round. Craig Button joins us on the UFFS Hotline, find out how to become a scout and provide players to the UFSL while making some money. Now is your chance to prove yourself!!!! Check out more info at www.UFFSports.com. You can find the Craig's List here.

You can find past episodes and individual segments at www.TrackingtheDraft.ca. 

What is #TrackingTheDraft with @CraigJButton?

Tracking the Draft with Craig Button is a weekly 45 minute podcast hosted by Dean Millard featuring former NHL General Manager Craig Button who is currently the Director of Scouting for TSN. We will focus on the upcoming NHL draft in a number of different ways.One segment, titled Top Shelf Talent will feature a projected 1st round pick. Another segment will focus on players projected to go after the first round, titled The Next Wave. Time Machine will be a segment where we look at past drafts with stories from Craig and comparisons to a current draft prospects.
A short Prospect News segment and a trivia contest will wrap around the draft discussion between Craig and Dean.