It’s sunny and warm today – just the type of weather that gets one thinking about hockey! This weekend marks the NHL 2010 Entry Draft, being held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. And, as has become my custom, I’ve done a thorough analysis of the draft picks.
First, what’s up with the names of these kids? Picks #1 and 2 are Taylor and Tyler? Perhaps this makes me officially old, but when I was a kid, boys had names like John and Scott and Bryan.
Tyler and Taylor.
Now, on to the more important things. Taylor Hall, a left wing drafted by the Edmonton Oilers, and Tyler Seguin, a centreman heading to Boston, both =”hotties.” Also, I’m pretty sure Taylor is Val Kilmer’s illegitimate love child.
Taylor Hall (top), Val Kilmer (bottom)
The next picks six picks – Erik Gudbranson, Ryan Johansen, Brett Connelly, Jeff Skinner, and Alexander Burmistrov – all belong in the “not” category.
But then comes draft pick #9. Hello Mikael Granlund, the 5’10” centreman from Finland, drafted by Minnesota:
Rounding out the top 10 is Dylan McIlrath, who doesn’t look half bad in the photo on the NHL draft’s webpage:
but looks extremely not hot in every other photo of him on the interwebs:
So that’s three hotties out of the top 10 drafts picks. Not great, but it could have been worse.