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.
I asked Craig how many players he thinks have a realistic chance at going first overall in 2021 and who they are as we discussed the players in question. The three forwards we discussed from three different countries all have a unique skill set. Dylan Duke can flat out score. James Malatesta projects to be a smart winger, while Dmitri Zugan won't be a first round pick, but is tracking to be a valuable asset to a playoff team down the road.
We also chatted about the trade deadline from a team evaluation of it's own prospects to how Covid 19 and quarantines might impact this year's trade deadline.
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.