It's not how you start, but how you finish when it comes to NHL draft stock. And while Mark Scheifele made his mark at the right time, Victor Rask and David Musil have trailed off as the season's progressed.
Gare Joyce checks in with NHL talent evaluators on Victoriaville's Phillip Danault. While Central Scouting ranks him as the 27th best skater in North America, team scouts seem to think much more highly of him. Plus, notes from Mock Draft 2.0.
Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin might someday be stars, but on Friday night in Los Angeles, Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon stole the show. Plus, the four other biggest stories from Day 1 of the NHL draft.
Gare Joyce, who has been covering junior hockey and NHL drafts for decades, looks at the biggest busts from 1994 to 2004. The discussion begins with Alexandre Daigle, and the list includes legendary flops in the elite 2003 draft.
Gare Joyce wraps up the scouting combine with a look at some familiar names: Taylor Hall, who didn't work out much, and Tyler Seguin, who looked bigger (which is good), and some names climbing up the boards, notably John McFarland.