Every Thursday 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.
Noel Gunler has a wicked release that seems to fool goalies quite a bit as the puck is there on his stick one second and gone the next. However Gunler himself has a knack for disappearing just as much as the puck does off his stick. Some see him as a first round pick, but Craig isn't sold because of how inconsistent he has been. Tyler Kleven meanwhile is a big, mobile shut down defenceman, something every team wants. He's not going to be a big point producer or a top pairing guy, but skates well and could be a penalty killer at the NHL level. He's also going to the University of North Dakota where he's have plenty of time and access to the latest technology to put muscle on his frame.
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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.