We’ve talked about it and talked about it,” Waddell said. We talked about it this morning with our scouts. We’ve got three or four guys in that range.
It’s OK to be happy for Mike Maniscalco, whose solid work in the playoffs on Fox Sports Carolinas earned him the full-time job. It’s also OK to be furious about how summarily John Forslund was disposed of, a master of the art at the top of his game and one of the Carolina Hurricanes’ longest-serving employees, currently enbubbled in Edmonton where he’s working for NBC Sports.
The New York Rangers will have the first overall selection after winning the draft lottery. The Los Angeles Kings and Ottawa Senators round out the top three spots. This year's top three prospects, according to NHL draft analyst Chris Peters, are Alexis Lafreniere, Quinton Byfield and Tim Stutzle.