Vancouver, British Columbia (WGR 550) – Just as the NFL project fell perfectly for the bills to make Ed Oliver, the NHL project almost fell for the slaves to take Dylan Kuzens. 1 to New Jersey and then the Rangers caught Capo Caco. Chicago did not take Alex Turko and instead went to Kirby Dah. Buffalo would love Turcotte to descend to them, but the kings took it with the fifth pickup. Detroit went completely from the wall just as the reefer had done for the bills. The red wings chose defender Moritz Sider, who left Buffalo with three big selections.
Cole Cowfield would be a great choice and he fell to 15 and Montreal. Trevor Zigras would have been another great choice, and he went to Anaheim's ninth place, but Kozens was still there, and the swords were stupid to hand it over.
Cozens had 34 goals and 50 assists for 84 points in 68 games. with Lethbridge on WHL. The biggest thing I hear about it is his job. Almost everyone with whom I talked about him raised it.
He is not afraid to go to the dirty areas around the net and he will become stronger as he grows in his body. The fact that he can play a center or a wing at least gives him a chance to make "Saber" this year, though Jason Botterle seems to discourage him: "You always want players to come and have that faith, and we are sure I will give him this opportunity, but I have recorded that there are probably one or two maybe three players who will enter and play in the National Hockey League this year.
"Perhaps the best for every player is likely to return to junior and have another year of development but we'll see how summer passes It has a great size and a great framework but it certainly has to be better, strong and certainly a big leap to the National Hockey League by Juniors. "
I was shocked that Kozens is still there for Buffalo at 7. Ralph Kruger told me it was too much, but Bottler, not so much:" We were excited and we were happy, but I would not say surprise. It was an excellent project and that's why you did not see many deals today because people were excited about what they chose and knew they would get a good player. "
There are a lot of things that the Cobwebs of the Sabers like Cozens said:" Size, speed and not just speed, the way he plays, he pushes quite a bit there.
"It's a multifunctional center, plays a wing, its ability to play the two-way game, and if you look at our trail with him throughout the year, that was a hell in August, year-round, teenagers at the end of the year, he was very consistent this point of view. "
As Caufield fell, I wondered if Bottlele was trying to move upward." He said, "Not much since 31
" I think it was just a coincidence and I'll admit it later photos I have bias, I think they take more time and will probably focus more on kids from college and European children for these mid-late round spades.
"For early circles, there are so many talented Canadian children, especially in KHL, so I will just say no bias, my head is an amateur scout from Hockey Canada, and we believe in the KHL model, and we think this is a great model for development, and the fact that two of our selections, Pekar and Luukkanen, worked to bring them to CHL after we prepared them. "
I do not know much about their other first round at Ryan Johnson. I made some calls to some scouts I know and the consensus was that he is good at the transition game, which means he will pull the puck with ease but he will not score points. He is also an excellent skater and protects well. Botterill said: "He is a very good athlete, a very good skater, has the ability to play well in his defense zone and to play against the top players of other teams but also makes sense of the ability to move with a puck."
Craig played 557 NHL with Washington, Toronto, Anaheim, Los Angeles and St. Louis. He was the second round bluff in 1990 and was taken two spikes later than his son at 33. On Saturday, Buffalo has no choice in the second round. It happened to Carolina in Jeff Skinner's deal. Sharks have not made this choice yet. Buffalo's fourth round went to Pittsburgh for Connor Sheri. to Detroit for Scott Wilson. Buffalo received another sixth from Winnipeg for Nate Bole. Toronto's blue and goldest choice for the sixth round to mark the sixth round of last year's project.
Day 2 of the NHL project begins at 1:00