Monday, June 18, 2007

A Scout's Thoughts on Several Badgers and Wisconsin Natives

Max Giese is a former goaltender for Janesville high school and is currently a Scout for McKeen's. Here are his thoughts on the NHL Draft including some very interesting insights on many future Badgers and several Wisconsin natives.

Giese has these future Badgers and Wisconsin natives ranked in the top 100 draft eligible players:

#1 Kyle Turris
#4 Ryan McDonagh
#43 Brendan Smith
#51 Blake Kessel
#82 Craig Smith
#85 Josh Turnbull
#92 Travis Erstad

Max also has some categories that lead off the article such as "Diamonds in the Rough" and "Softest" in which several Wisconsin players are listed.

It's interesting that Max thinks Travis Erstad is not as good as Derrick LaPoint at the same point in their careers, but that he is better than Brent Gwidt at the same point in their careers.