June 09 2015 02:05PM
Yesterday we took a look at some of the CHL forwards that might be overlooked leading up to the draft based on the numbers given to us by the very handy PCS% tool and Projection Project. Today we're gonna do the same thing, only this time we're looking at the blueliners. Here are 10 CHL defensemen that the projection tools feel might be overlooked:
June 09 2015 01:21PM
Ben Bishop in the third period pic.twitter.com/UMzED5TpeU— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 9, 2015
On today's show, the Curious Case of Benjamin Bishop, the Final, Sheldon Keefe, and Leafs notes. Also a history lesson.
June 09 2015 12:00PM
June 09 2015 10:20AM
Two years ago, Mark Hunter took a gamble in the Ontario Hockey League draft by selecting an undersized Mitchell Marner in the opening round.
Marner was five-foot-six and 125 pounds soaking wet. Hunter, however, saw something in Marner, who finished second in OHL scoring this season with 44 goals and 126 points with the London Knights.
Fast-forward two years later, Marner is now hoping the Toronto Maple Leafs interim co-GM will take the same chance on him when the NHL Draft rolls around on June 26.
June 09 2015 07:55AM
At this point it would be sort of shocking if the Leafs were able to hire a general manager prior to the upcoming draft. Instead they'll move along with Mark Hunter and Kyle Dubas leading the way, two who appear more than capable of raiding talent from the junior ranks.
However, there are still major trades to be made and free agents to be signed at some point, so maybe another voice in the room is preferred, but it's tough to nail down a timeline according to Shanahan.