From the June 28th issue of ESPN The Magazine: NHL scouts often overlook proven performance when they draft goalies, opting instead for guys who are, quite frankly, just big. But so far, Davids are outperforming Goliaths.
Alvin Chang, a week after looking at top value picks among forwards in the last 20 drafts, turns his attention to defense. Sergei Zubov heads this list (from the 1990 draft), but the Caps' Mike Green isn't far off (and the only North American skater).
Alvin Chang looks at the value of character in drafting future NHL stars, including the simple fact that both Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin will be asked in the coming weeks: "Why is it important to be an Oiler?"
As the NHL playoffs rage on, Insider looks ahead a little bit: Gare Joyce's 2010 NHL mock draft (version 3), which still sees Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin and Eric Gudbranson as the first three skaters off the board on June 25.