Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Eakin Article on

Here's a Cody Eakin feature on as we approach the NHL draft in Montreal at the end of the month.

It's by Adam Schwartz. I was a little miffed about his wording when he referred to Swift Current being in "one of the more remote regions of Canada" and how it's hard to get scouts to games here.

I guess if "remote" is being located along the Transcanada Highway smack in the middle of the Western Hockey League with seven teams within a day-trip then so be it.

And if scouts are having trouble finding Swift Current then why is it that at least one player has been drafted from the Broncos since the team moved back in 1986 and four were selected last year to match Kelowna for the highest amount taken of any WHL club.

I've forwarded an invitation to Schwartz to catch some games in Swift Current this winter. Maybe if there's time we can build an igloo and do some dog-sledding between games.

All joking aside, the article has some good quotes from Eakin and Broncos Head Coach / GM Dean Chynoweth.

The article is still worth a read, even if the opening paragraph turns you off.

It's here...

1 comment:

smackitsakic said...

Remote being no airport? That is what I would presume.

I agree though, Swifty is one of the more central locations in the dub. Canada, no, but the dub, definitely.