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Here is a pretty good overview of the NHL Combine; which includes descriptions of the things athletes are expected to do. I like that it even shows diagrams to explain what they're talking about. Jack Gorniak; a High School kid from my neck of the woods had a heckuva Combine; earning Top 10 in a number of categories. K'Andre Miller also was imp
I think there is a reasonable amount consideration for the combine results and process. GM's get a chance to talk to the kids one on one which can weed out some that are less motivated vs those that are committed to the process of improving to become a NHLer. There is also a fair amount of focus on core strength, explosive speed etc too.
Last year Casey Mittelstadt dropped to 8th after a poor showing in the Combine, he was ranked as high as #3 prior to the combine.
First of all ... thanks for sharing. Great article. My take on these combine results is this .... it is but a snapshot of how athletically fit a particular player is. I don't see any particular use in some of the skills as a correlation to how well they will perform on the ice. Ok the stamina one could be useful but you get my drift.
It would be nice to see them do some skills on the ice like the NFL does with the college players. Some general skating skills such as general ska