27 June 2004

You've got to believe in what your scouts present to you

Phoenix Coyotes stun the crowd and floor the scouts of other NHL squads with their first round selection of Blake Wheeler.
The Hockey News, for instance, didn't even include him among its top 71 prospects, and the NHL's Central Scouting Service ranked 16 North American skaters ahead of him.

In addition, scouts at the draft reportedly used the words "amazed" and "floored" to describe their reactions to the pick.

I reckon the Coyote brass figures there isn't going to be a season this season, so why not nab a younger prospect. And what a thrill for a 17 year old entering his senior year in high school but he's still planning on attending the University of Minnesota.


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