Kane versus Turris is a 2010 guide
June, 18, 2010
By Gare Joyce | ESPN.com
Getty ImagesPatrick Kane has hoisted Lord Stanley, yet he was No. 2 in the 2007 CSS rankings.The Taylor Hall versus Tyler Seguin question -- namely, whom the Edmonton Oilers should take at No. 1 -- is still out there.
The NHL's Central Scouting Service (CSS) has weighed in with its opinion and found in favor of Seguin. I started wondering what predictive value CSS has in broad strokes and, in particular, with close calls on the highest-ranked players. To look at this, I'm going to use a sample from the 2005 through 2008 drafts; CSS changed management and personnel this past decade, so the lockout seemed like a fair place to start.