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 we discussed what might be coming from the Oilers system that could help add depth. The three prospects/NFTs we explore are Jesper Wallstedt, Chaz Lucius and Anton Olsson. Wallstedt is the top rated goalie for the draft and I asked Craig when he might be ready. Lucius is a pure goal scorer who is going to the University of Minnesota to develop after an injury plagued season. Olsson is a Swedish defensemen who might have a chance to outplay his expectations, but could settle nicely as a #3 blue liner.
I also asked Craig about the 'BPA Vs drafting for need' debate.
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.