Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sonny Milano: NHL Draft Prospect Profile: "Magic Hands" Displays Brilliant Stick Tricks

From the THW War Room Eldon MacDonald, THW: A few words on Sonny Milano:

  • Magic hands – Give him the puck and you will see magic at top speed that will make a magician green with envy. 
  • Skills – His acceleration and agility are money. Combine them with a good high gear, a great shot with a quick release and outstanding vision and you get the leading scorer on Team USA – U18 NTDP. 
  • Intangibles – He has that will to be better that coaches love. 
  • Defense – Could be better but he plays with enough grit and shows enough determination that he will eventually overcome any lingering deficiencies. Draft position – 15-20 on most lists, Sonny could go higher with a break out U18 WJC performance.


Monday, February 17, 2014

THW: 2014 NHL Mock Draft: Olympic Hockey Edition

The Hockey Writers2014 NHL Mock Draft: Olympic Hockey Edition:

"Whether it be the Phoenix Coyotes going off the board to take a Blake Wheeler or the Los Angeles Kings selecting Thomas Hickey seemingly out of nowhere, one’s mock draft can be wrecked quicker than Jake Virtanen can do a lap around the rink.

Still, inevitably it is difficult to hold back and not go through the futile process of creating a NHL mock draft. My 2013 NHL Mock Draft Final Edition turned out to be one of my most accurate efforts to date, but even then NHL GMs thwarted hockey draft prognostications planet wide with events like:"

Read full article at #THW (click here)
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