Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/02/06 at 02:14 PM ET
Fittingly, the physical testing portion of the NHL Draft Combine is located in a basement ballroom of the Park Plaza Hotel. The entire program is a more condensed version than the more famous NFL combine, but according to E.J. Maguire, the Central Scouting Service's chief scout and host for this weeks combine, it provides an ideal measure of a player's physical ability to handle the athletic demands of playing the sport of hockey at an elite level. "We're here to give you the info you want," Maguire told the coaches. "Are we trying to mimic the NFL Combine? No. We're trying to design one to serve our own purposes and we believe this it." And what did the first victims think Friday morning when they finally came face-to-face with the beast from below? Who knows? Few had the lung power to issue even the most generic of judgments.read on...I wonder if these guys take the Wonderlic Test...
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