Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Steal of the 2008 NHL Draft

During the 2008 NHL Draft, Kelowna Rockets defenseman Tyler Myers had to wait till the 12th picks for his name to be called, but during the last years he might be developing into the steal of the draft for the Buffalo Sabres.

The six foot six inches defenseman is a tower of strength in his own end, but what surprises you is that he skates so well for a big man. During the World Junior Championships this year, we was a tower of strength on Canada's drive for their five straight title in the end. Then after he returned to the Rockets he was one of the driving force behind them making to the 2009 MasterCard Memorial Cup.

Myers showed his true class for the Rockets during their opening game 4-1 win over host Rimouski in the Memorial Cup last night. He scored a fantastic goal, and was a tower of power in the Rockets back line.

Every time a defense man stands that tall the comparisons to Chris Pronger start rolling in, but this might not be that far from the truth. Traditionally a man that stands that tall does not move this well, but that is one of Myers best skills.

Before the Memorial Cup started he signed the Sabres and come next year he might be showing people that he might be the best player to come out of last years draft class.

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