Lots of draft coverage this morning in the Dispatch:
- Arace on whether this draft makes the case for an All-Star Game in Columbus
- Profiles of the Jackets’ picks in Rounds 2-7. Interesting to note that the Jackets picked two future Miami Redhawks.
- Portzline profiles second-round pick Stefan Legein. Sounds like he’s an agitator in the Tyler Wright mode, which is a good thing to have when the team starts, oh, making the playoffs.
- Portzline on Mayorov, who could turn out to be one of the steals of this draft. The fact that he has the same agent as Zherdev strikes a bit of a sour note, as does the lack of a transfer agreement with Russia, but getting the #4 ranked European at #94 is worth the risk of all those potential headaches.
- Bob Hunter profiles the last player picked in the draft, Trent Vogelhuber. He’s the first Central Ohioan ever picked in the NHL draft, and while he’s probably a long shot to ever play in the league, it’s an important step in the development of youth hockey in this area.
One last note:
That’s some fine parking there…Ah Comfest, what would the neighborhood be without you?