First great debate of 2012 draft
July, 1, 2011
By Gare Joyce | ESPN Insider
Here are some notes adding to our preliminary list for the NHL's 2012 entry draft, and other prospect news:
• We've seen positional bias play out in the draft order the last few years, with lottery teams more inclined to draft centers than wingers, and forwards than defensemen, all things being equal. One of the more interesting calls will feature Sarnia teammates Nail Yakupov and Alexander Galchenyuk. Yakupov, a right winger, was the CHL rookie of the year, and Galchenyuk, a center, had 31 goals, an impressive number for a 16-year-old but 18 fewer than Yakupov.