Tell Us Your Dreams
Each year before the draft, the Central Scouting Service provides NHL teams with the responses from hundreds of potential draft picks to a set of non-hockey-related questions. The responses give teams a small measure of insight into the prospects, at least in theory. SI obtained copies of this year's completed questionnaires, which revealed—don't be shocked now—that many of the draftees are single-minded about hockey. For instance, when asked what ambitions he had outside the game, defenseman Jeff Finger, who was drafted in the eighth round by the Avalanche last Saturday, wrote, "None, really."
Other players aimed a little higher. Undrafted defenseman Josh Legge said that he aspires to "own a Dodge/Chrysler dealership," and forward Kyle Anderson, who also was not selected, wrote that the person he would most like to meet is " Wayne Gretzky or God, because there are a lot of questions to ask them both."
Then there was undrafted forward Andrew Bogle, who wants to be introduced to "the inventor of the Porsche 959," and defenseman Eric Braff, also not picked, who would like to talk with Nostradamus so he could "see what the future held." That's a sentiment many teams might share, particularly before draft day.
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