TSN’s Craig Button, McKeen’s lean toward Drysdale in mock drafts, plus videos of note

Two more mock drafts of note have hit the wires this afternoon:

  1. TSN’s Craig Button happens to have the Red Wings picking Erie Otters defenseman Jamie Drysdale with their 4th overall pick in next Tuesday’s NHL draft:

2. And McKeen’s Hockey also has the Wings picking Drysdale:

4. Detroit Red Wings – Jamie Drysdale, D, Erie Otters (OHL)

The Red Wings take the first defenseman off the board and the blueliner with the most superstar potential. His skating and his hockey IQ allow for the Red Wings to play fast and smart with the puck on his stick. With still some growth and maturity, his offensive instincts from the back end remind some of Cale Makar or Quinn Hughes. While he may not be as dynamic offensively as those two, he certainly can put points on the board and play smart without the puck, too. Drysdale separates himself from Sanderson for his potential as a point producer, and the Wings will take the superstar potential over the reliable blueliner here. (Mike Sanderson)

If you’re interested, TSN posted a YouTube video in which Craig Button also named his top 3 defensemen available in the draft…

And Sportsnet posted a video highlighting their top 5 Ontario Hockey League-playing prospects:

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One thought on “TSN’s Craig Button, McKeen’s lean toward Drysdale in mock drafts, plus videos of note”

  1. I don’t think it is not fair to expect a 4th pick to make the jump to the NHL. All the previous excuses are gone. There are plenty of openings with the Wings. I doubt if losing a lot will be a bad thing in a prospects mind. The sooner the better. I know Jon Cooper and Blashill are good friends but there are no Hockey Skills and Knowledge to compare with them. Cooper is light years ahead of Blashill. Watching Cooper behind the bench was good to watch. Cooper got a lot out of many players. One I saw was Kucherov a tremendous talent but doesn’t really have an idea what defense is, but he was a big part of the team winning. Have Teams ever traded Coaches?

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