#TrackingTheDraft with @CraigJButton

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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.

Show Notes

The Stars of tomorrow are discovered here, 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.

Craig calls Jack Quinn the best goal scorer in the draft but warns not to forget about his creative side when it comes to setting up teammates. His anticipation is off the charts and Button can't find any deficiencies in his game. That can't said the same of Noel Gunler who has been called "polarizing" and "wildly inconsistent" so Craig told us his reasons why. Gunler has a terrific shot, but won't be able to use it in the NHL until he starts putting forward more consistent play. Tyler Kleven on the other hand gives you all he has, which is a lot when it comes to shutting down opponents. He isn't going to provide offence, but will will a back end roll on the blue line and could help out killing penalties. These guys are valuable, especially when they skate as well as Tyler does. He's also off to UND where he will get plenty of time and space to add muscle to his tall frame. In Time Machine Craig compared a current Brandon Wheat King with a one time Leaf and current Avalanche member, and some former Wheat King names came up in conversation as well. For 2021 we looked ahead at Zachary Bolduc who is ranked 14th by Craig right now for 2021 and Craig told a terrific story about how he ended up there and what he will do after Alexis Lafreniere moves to Broadway. Our trivia question involves UND and our poll question @DuckMillard is about the best pure goal scorer in the draft.

Craig joins us each week courtesy of the UFFS Hotline, become a scout and track the same players Craig and other scouts do, join up at www.UFFSports.com and get paid for your eagle eye when it comes to future stars. Catch past episodes and individual players 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.