The Draft

As we count down the days until the 2009 NHL entry draft, I have been searching the Interwebs far and wide for some sort of Bolts news. I found this little gem here  ..

John Tavares might be coming to the Avalanche after all. At least if the Red Line Report is doing the selections for the NHL draft. The well-respected independent scouting service now ranks Tavares as the third-best prospect in the upcoming draft – this, after months of scouts ranking him a consensus No. 1. The Avs own the third pick in the first round, scheduled for June 26 in Montreal. According to RLR’s latest rankings, Swedish defenseman Victor Hedman is the top-rated prospect and Ontario Hockey League center Matt Duchene is No. 2. Previously, the scouting service had listed Tavares, Hedman and Duchene – in that order – as the top prospects. Every NHL team subscribes to the Red Line Report, and it is an influential guide. Tavares, the London Knights (OHL) forward, apparently dropped down because of a mediocre playoff showing and questions about his overall game.

I’m just warning you now that I may fly off the handle if this is the case. I understand that Possibly having 3 All-Star centers on your team could be a good thing, except when you have gaping holes in your blue line like the Tampa Bay Lightning.

I guess all we can do is wait and see here.

Oh and this video has nothing to do with anything I have just said, I just love Milan Lucic!!

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