Trevor Linden on draft strategy, floor trades and waiting for 'his guy'
June 21 2018
The Canucks exec joins Andrew Walker and Scott Rintoul table-side in Dallas before the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and says, yes indeed, they "talk ad nauseam" about the many things that could happen before getting to their no. 7 pick. Predicting who an 18-year-old will be at 24 is an inexact science, but the hockey club does try to assess character as well as sheer talent. Ultimately it's still about "who you want... and why." The president says they know who they want at seven. But, of course, change could be foisted upon them.