With the 2011 NHL Entry Draft going on tonight, Sens management gave their thoughts on the draft and what they expect to get in the first round. Here’s GM Byran Murray speaking about the draft. Murray touches on the upcoming draft, the hiring of assistant coaches Dave Cameron and Mark Reeds, the 2011-2012 schedule and if there are any trades on the horizon. Video courtesy of SensTV.
Very interesting as it seems the Sens will not be able to swing a deal and will most likely pick at their sixth position. Here’s Assistant GM Tim Murray giving his thoughts on the draft.
Lil’ Murray seems confident that Ottawa will get a good player at sixth overall and is not afraid to picked a defenceman if he is the best prospect on the board. Here’s Director of player personnel Pierre Dorion speaking about the upcoming draft.
Dorion tows the company line as they will draft the best player available, even if he is a defenceman. He believes that having too many d-men is an asset that can help Ottawa in many ways in the future, so drafting a d-man is not an issue. Dorion also believes the depth of the draft in the first two-to-three rounds, and the six picks Ottawa holds in the first 66 picks of the draft will help set-up Ottawa for many years. Dorion also touches on the development of Sens prospect Mark Stone and the big year he had in Brandon.
The 2011 NHL Entry Draft goes Friday and Saturday in Minnesota. Stay tuned to SenShot as we will provide complete coverage of the draft and of all the prospects selected.
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