Every Wednesday former NHL GM, Stanley Cup Champion and Director of Scouting with TSN, Craig Button and I explore prospects for the NHL Draft. From Top Shelf Talent to The Next Wave to Time Machine and more, the stars of tomorrow are discovered here.
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Craig is freshly out of the bubble that was the World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton and we recapped the tournament, from a stellar gold medal game from the Americans to some individual players excelled.
We also discussed scouting strategies and how you need to be fluid and adaptable in your thinking if you are going to have success. We profiled 3 players from 3 different countries as we try and sort out what kind of season there might be up until the draft for prospects.
We profiled Simon Robertsson of Sweden, Jimi Suomi of Finland and Logan Stankoven of Canada.
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.