Thursday, December 22, 2011

Kyle Woodlief Talks WJC, Canadian Goaltending, Risers and Fallers for 2012 And More

Red Line Report guru Kyle Woodlief writes in USA today about Canadian Goaltending and Team Canada at the World Junior Championships.

He also talks about risers and fallers for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft including guys like Matt Finn and Nick Ebert from the OHL as well as ranking RLR's top 10

Woodlief writes :

•Red Line had several good chances to see Guelph during the past month and came away mightily impressed with Matt Finn, which frankly was a big surprise to us. Back in August we watched him all week at Team Canada's under-18 evaluation camp in Calgary and came away thinking he was a cookie-cutter, ho-hum defenseman who showed nothing to get us excited.
Now, three months later, Finn is as dynamic (if not more so) as all the other Ontario Hockey League blue-liners we had rated way ahead of him coming into the season. In fact, he's right in the middle of the mix with Olli Maatta, Slater Koekkoek, Cody Ceci, Gianluca Curcuruto, and the thoroughly disappointing Nick Ebert. And if he continues on his current development arc, it's not much of a stretch to think we could have him passing all five of those OHL defenders in our rankings over the course of the season's second half.
Read the full article here

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