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 and discussed here.
This week it was story time and scouting tips from Craig as we took questions from listeners and viewers. We started with a topical question about officiating after NHL Referee Tim Peel was fired for what was caught on a hot mic and then got into some scouting topics. From top college free agents to anyone NHL ready in this year's draft to who to scout players strictly on video. Funny draft interview experiences with one really unique event at Todd Harvey's farm. Some funny stories about being at the draft table, Autu Raty's fall from being the top prospect and favourite college and junior rinks. We had a l to of fun with this one.
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.