Wednesday, June 20, 2012

OTWT NHL Mock Draft

It's draft time and here is OTWT mock NHL Draft. I think I get a couple right and a bunch wrong. 
1. Edmonton: Nail Yakupov, RW, Sarnia (OHL)
Filip Forsberg
2. Columbus: Filip Forsberg, RW, Sweden
3. Montreal: Alex Galchenyuk, Sarnia (OHL)
4. N.Y. Islanders: Ryan Murray, D, Everett (WHL)
5. Toronto: Mikhail Grigorenko, Quebec (QMJHL)
6. Anaheim: Matt Dumba, D, Red Deer (WHL)
7. Minnesota: Morgan Rielly, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
8. Carolina: Radek Faksa, C, Kitchener (OHL)
9. Winnipeg: Griffin Reinhart, D, Edmonton (WHL)
10. Tampa Bay: Jacob Trouba, D, UNDP
11. Washington (from Colorado): Teuvo Teravainen, LW, Finland
12. Buffalo: Cody Ceci, D, Ottawa (OHL)
13. Dallas: Oli Maatta, D, Finland
14. Calgary: Hampus Lindholm, D, Sweden
15. Ottawa: Zemgus Girgensons, C, USHL
16. Washington: Derrick Pouliot, D, Portland (WHL)
17. San Jose: Sebastian Collberg, RW, Sweden
18. Chicago: Slater Koekkoek, D, Peterborough
Brady Skeji
19. Tampa Bay (from Detroit): Matthew Finn, D, Guelph (OHL)
20. Philadelphia: Brady Skeji, D, UNTDP
21. Buffalo (from Nashville): Malcom Subban, G, Belleville (OHL)
22. Pittsburgh: Thomas Wilson, RW, Guelph (OHL)
23. Florida: Thomas Herti, C, Czech
24. Boston: Brandon Gaunce, C, Belleville (OHL)
25. St. Louis: Stefan Matteau, Center, USHL
26. Vancouver: Michael Matheson, D, USHL
27. Phoenix: Tanner Pearson, LW, Berrie (OHL)
28. N.Y. Rangers: Phillip DiGiuseppe, RW, Michigan
29. New Jersey: Scott Laughton, C, Oshawa
30. Los Angeles (optional to Columbus): Ville Pokka, D, Fineland

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Maybe David Duval has a future in TV

When I first started to get into golf, David Duval was my favorite golfer. After he won the British Open I was so happy for him, then the struggles started for the world number one golfer and you knew it was only a matter of time before he gave it up.

While I was at work last week, I put on ESPN3 so I could keep track of what was going on at the US Open at the Olympic Club and heard Duval working the telecast.Duval worked with ESPN’s Trey Wingo, host of the feature group coverage, with co-analyst Bill Kratzert and on-course reporter Mark Donaldson.

“TV is definitely something that’s interesting and intrigues me,” said Duval in a press release before the tournament started.. “I enjoy the game so much and I enjoy what’s going on in the game right now so much. The opportunity to do this presented itself and it worked out, so I thought this could be pretty fun.”

When I first heard it was him, I was a little surprised. During his time on the tour he was not the most quotable, but last week he seemed to be in his element. Duval gave some good insider type of points and was not sugar coating things at all, which was good to see. At one point, the crew was talking about Phil Mickelson's short game and someone said that he had the best short game on tour. Duval shot back saying that Tiger had the best short game because he was more consistent with those type of shots.

Its interesting to see Duval in the booth, but with a little work he could be a good one. He will never be Johnny Miller when it comes to be outspoken but he could be a really commentator Its just going to take some work.

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Cover Story: The Group of Death

Yesterday the Group of Death of Euro 2012 wrapped up and it was full of drama. Ronaldo, answered his detractors, and shot Portugal into the knockout stages while the Dutch flamed out. The German cruised and won the group, while former European Champion Denmark was sent home. Here is how newspapers in each country covered the events