Originally Posted by Major
Well I would hope Doughty doesn't make the Kings this year. They should keep him in the minors for one year so at least he'll be ready. No way he'll adjust that easily to go from OHL to NHL. Leafs are doing the same for Schenn and STL is doing the same for Alex.
It was actually said that of all 4 defensemen chosen 2-5, Schenn is the most NHL-ready. So if he's not playing with the Leafs this year, neither are Doughty, Bogosian and Pietrangelo.
The NHL's director of Central Scouting would disagree
“He’s a defenceman around which a team is going to build the next 10 years,’’ said E.J. McGuire, the NHL’s director of Central Scouting. “A lot of his hockey experience translates into on-ice intelligence. It’s hard to find that in a young defenceman. Drew probably is one of the guys most able to step into the NHL next year.’’
He was drafted 2nd overall for a reason. The guy is phenomenal, and of all these guys has the most NHL ready game without a doubt. Why? Skating and intelligence.
If you watched last years WJC, you can't possibly believe Schenn is a better player than Doughty.