According To Murray, Size Does Matter.
With the 21st over-all pick the Senators select Stefan Noesen. Another big forward known for his competitive nature and physicality, but unlike #6 pick Z-Bad, not nearly as NHL ready.
Honestly, what does Murray have against the board? Either he knows better, or he’s setting himself up for some serious criticism for charting his own course.
That being said, I do believe in the Sens scouting group, and find some solace in knowing that, by going off the board, they truly believe in their selections and openly risk future criticism.
What use is a scouting group if you don’t use them, right?
And now they trade up to the 24th selection and grab elite level sniper Matt Puempel…nice, I really like this kids stellar offensive skills and the Sens have been desperate for a legit sniper since losing DumbAss15.
Potential top tier power forward, potential secondary tier power forward, and potential top tier sniper.
Not bad for a days work I’d say.
Nice to see Burke forego a skill guy (Puempel) for a bottom 9 bruiser (Biggs)…some things never change.
6 more rounds, 8 more picks, see you tomorrow.