Monday, April 11, 2011

Central Scouting Final Rankings

Two Tigers were listed in Central Scoutings Final Report. This is for North American Skaters only. There are separate lists for goalies, Euro skaters, and euro goalies.

101 109 Kessy, Kale Left Wing Medicine Hat WHL
153 194 Busenius, Dylan Defenseman Medicine Hat WHL

Note* Red Deer's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was listed first overall.

I've heard some talk about Kessy's value being a 5th-6th rounder. Busenius might be pegged as a border 7th rounder.

I think a strong playoff performance from Kale Kessy could bump his value up to a mid-to-late 4th round. I've read some scouts have yellow flags about his inconsistent play during the season. However I think that inconsistency was due to him holding back on his physical play to try and improve other areas of his game. Nonetheless his role at the next level will be to bring a physical presence.

Dylan Businius on the other hand holds a good deal of potential, right now he still looks raw at times. If he can develop that consistent first pass out of the zone his stock will rise.

Linden Vey was also named player of the week.
Willie Desjardins
The Dallas stars ended their season 9th overall in the western conference, missing the playoffs by 2 points. Today the Dallas Stars fired their Head Coach Marc Crawford. Willie Desjardins currently remains an associate coach. It will be interesting to see if Desjardins gets promoted.

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