Faceoff-Factor Draft Preview
Thanks once again to the tPB team for letting us stop by and be draft nerds for the third consecutive
year. Many people have said that the depth of this draft wasn’t that great, and while that may be true
after the first two rounds, that doesn’t mean the first round festivities will be any less exciting. This
first round is going to be like watching Vancouver riot after losing its third straight cup final. We aren’t
even doing a mock draft this year. I got about 10 picks through one and had a series of violent seizures.
Basically, it’s wide open and it’s next to impossible to even get a real gauge of where anyone is going
outside the first pick.
So what we do here is give c-blog a look at a few guys who we particularly like for that 23rd overall pick.
We actually got it right with Beau Bennett last year, but I’m pretty sure that only means we’ll be wrong
for the next 30 years.
Shameless plug, we have a little more detail on the below players posted on our site, as well as our top
30 available players with 20 more to come before Friday.
Let’s start at the bottom and work our way up.
Tyler Biggs – RW – USNTDP – 6’2 – 210lbs – Shoots R – April 30, 1993
Like the case of Senator Anthony Weiner, it’s pretty awesome when a person’s last name is completely
descriptive of them. Tyler Biggs is, well, pretty big. He’s a nasty kid that is the type of you player you
hate playing against. While the offensive upside on Biggs is more limited than some of the other players
we’ll examine here, his size is already NHL-caliber and his board work and net front presence is top
of the line. Don’t think Biggs is devoid of offensive talent, though. He is a solid skater and surprises
opponents with the occasional dangle. We know Ray Shero likes big, North American skaters, and
you’ve basically got a picture perfect portrait right here.
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