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EJ McGuire or Mark McGwire ?

Fred

By Fred Wallace

 

Should we talk about Mark McGwire or E.J. McGuire today ?

I like E.J. a lot better, everybody does, so let's do that topic today.

E.J. McGuire is the Director of the National Hockey League's Central Scouting Bureau.

The NHL-CSB released their mid-term ranking of draft eligible players from North America which has Windsor Spitfires star Taylor Hall rated as # 1, just in front of Tyler Sequin of the Plymouth Whalers.

Here's the interesting part of our conversation.

Without any prompting on my part, McGuire related that the second the list gets released, he gets bombarded by calls from a variety of people, especially agents, who assure him that the list is all wrong and that " so & so " should be rated much higher.

Based on the fact, E.J. McGuire has heard it all already this week, I didn't have the heart to tell him that I thought Devante Smith-Pelly at St Mike's, Jeff Skinner of the Rangers and Brampton's Philip Lane deserved to be rated higher.

I like E.J. McGuire too much. Everybody does.

I'm Fred Wallace


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