Tuesday, April 10, 2012


So as the 2012 NHL Draft Lottery concluded last night two things were certain: 1. The Edmonton Oilers would be picking first AGAIN!! 2. The Maple Leafs will have a chance to draft an excellent player in the first 5 picks for only the second time in the last five seasons. Now why does the later mean so much? For the amount of sucking this team has done over the last half decade its astounding how few top 5 picks they have acquired. The Oilers are a clear example of a team that decided to pull up their socks and start a legit rebuild. The Maple Leafs have never made any such came since Brian Burke took the helm just three seasons ago. The fact of the matter is that the Leafs will have a chance to draft an elite forward or defencman in the first 5 picks this June in Pittsburgh. I will have my eye on the likes of Radek Faksa of the Kitchener Rangers and also Cody Ceci of the Ottawa 67's as they are both in the range of Toronto's pick and still seem legitimate NHL prospects to boot. This video is a collection of highlights from Faksa's Juniour career thus far. Looks solid as a two-way centre that can put on some points. Ceci on the other hand has almost as many points as some of the forwards in the top ten of the draft class this year and is a defence man....any team would love to have an offensive talent like him patrolling the blue-line.