BURKE: Winners and Losers from Day Two of the NHL Entry Draft
VANCOUVER — The biggest weekend of the NHL year has come and gone, and 220-plus hockey players were able to realize their lifelong dreams for the trouble — the vast majority of which heard their names ring throughout Rogers Arena on Day Two of the NHL Entry Draft.
An average NHL scouting department should leave the NHL Draft with two players for every seven picks — that’s the bar. With the immense pressure of landing an impact player on Day One, you’re looking at teams aiming for a 16 percent success rate.
Take your favourite team’s scouts seriously when they say it’s the most difficult and thankless job in the NHL. The house almost always wins.
That said, some bets are better than others, even if it’s going to take upwards of three, four, five, or even six years to find out which ones rea
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