Patrick Kane: Character vs. Ability

Jonathan Willis
May 14 2012 05:43PM

Patrick Kane is a pretty good hockey player. Very few people deny this.

Kane does have a penchant for getting into trouble – he got arrested in Buffalo after an incident with a cab driver, and the last week has featured a lot of fun pictures from a drunken weekend in Madison, Wisconsin.

What do the Blackhawks do about this combination?

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Jason Gregor
May 14 2012 01:33PM

I'm not sure I agree with that, but I'm guessing many scouts and GMs have felt like that years after a draft. "Why didn't I take that guy instead," would be a common thought, but you don't want to think that when you have the 1st overall pick. Not every first overall pick is going to be the best in his draft class, but recently many of the first choices were the best ones.

The Oilers need to ensure that in 2017, they were happy with their first round pick in 2012.

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Robin Brownlee
May 14 2012 12:15PM

Will the Edmonton Oilers select dynamic Sarnia Sting forward Nail Yakupov with the first pick in at the NHL Entry Draft in June or will they lean toward addressing organizational need by opting for Everett Silvertips defenseman Ryan Murray, ranked No. 2 by Central Scouting?

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The Jordan Eberle Selection

Jonathan Willis
May 14 2012 11:09AM

There was never anything obvious about the Jordan Eberle selection.

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Playoff Picks, Round 3

Jonathan Willis
May 13 2012 05:47PM

It's been an unpredictable playoffs.  As it stands, 12 series have been concluded.  None of our entrants to date have pegged more than seven correctly, and our average is sitting between four and five.

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