Jeff Marek joins the show to discuss his takeaways from the recent Draft Combine, and whether the NHL robot factory will eventually get its hands on Patrik Laine. We also get into some draft theory with regards to taking chances on higher upside players, and why the Sharks haven’t been able to keep up with the Penguins.
Here’s a quick rundown of the topics covered:
0:25 Prep work for a typical podcast
3:55 The Theo Peckham Story
7:12 Not putting too much stock into the Combine
13:15 Patrik Laine not being turned into an NHL robot
21:30 Drafting smaller, higher skill players
26:00 NHL teams hiring their AHL coaches
30:28 San Jose’s inability to adapt to Pittsburgh’s speed
35:32 The poor ice surface in June
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