I had an issue with the blog this evening, so the 5pm post is gone and lots of comments, with only my sincere apologies to show for it. The original blog talked about two college free agents:
Sources say it's down to a shortlist including the #Canucks and Oilers for Richmond B.C native and North Dakota defenseman Troy Stecher.
— NEWS 1130 Sports (@NEWS1130Sports) April 11, 2016
- Ryan Lambert: Troy Stecher, a 21-year-old junior D, is likewise an interesting prospect. He’s undersized as well, just 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, but the points are there, and McKenzie says he’s drawn comparisons to Jared Spurgeon, who’s a good guy to whom one could be compared. Source
A pretty nice get if they can get him and it seems Edmonton does have some insiders. Stecher played on the 2010-11 Penticton Vees, along with Joey Laleggia and Joey Benik.
Sounds like front runners for Frozen Four MOP Drake Caggiula are (in no order): CHI, EDM, PHI, VAN and OTT. I think BUF is in the mix, too.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) April 12, 2016
A bit of a surprise here, hadn’t heard about this young man being a target for the Oilers. The importance of signing these players comes from the wasteland 2014 draft for Edmonton and there is an enormous opportunity.
I also had an update on the Central Scouting List, the craziness in Ottawa and an item on Dennis Wideman that Elliotte Friedman posted in his 30 Thoughts. That and more tomorrow, again apologies for the inconvenience.
AHL action tonight, the Condors were up 2-0 and 3-1, it is now tied 3-3. Le sigh.