Thursday, May 01, 2003


By the way, Colorado has the first pick in the expansion draft, which means either they go first and Rio Grande goes second and third, or vice-versa.

But boy, I would at least consider drafting Luch Nasato if I were starting up a new franchise in a non-traditional hockey market. When he's on your team, the fans just love those antics, and as Chris Perry points out, he could dye his hair in yellow and black stripes. Plus, let's not forget, the guy can play. He and Landmesser anchored an otherwise youthful Memphis defensive corps throughout the playoffs, and his playoff numbers speak for themselves.

Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean he's good enough to play in the AHL. It's often said that the difference between an AHL player and a "AA" player is not their skill and make-up, but who you know, how you were scouted/drafted and where you fit in with an organization. If Shedden does indeed get a job at the next level it will be an interseting test case to see if he really can fit in some of "his guys," and more importantly, if they can stick. Bill McDonald brought a couple of players to Michigan. Mel Angelstad had already proved himself in the IHL the year before, but Chris Albert probably has Macker to thank for putting him in the mix.

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