Jonathan Huberdeau is one of several standout players performing well in the Memorial Cup, Gare Joyce writes. His stock is on the rise, and could push into the elite ranks of prospects in the upcoming NHL draft.
While scouts may be denied their dream matchup in the Memorial Cup, they like what they're seeing from several top prospects in Saint John and Portland, with Jonathan Huberdeau making a serious push for the top of the draft.
Gabriel Landeskog has often drawn the comparison with Detroit Red Wings power forward/goal factory Johan Franzen. But Gare Joyce says the 2011 draft prospect fare exceeds The Mule at the same age and has "franchise player" written all over him.
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.