Truth be told, I think a lot of what the Hockey’s Future site writes is rubbish.
That said, I was pleasantly surprised by their preview of the 2011-12 Admirals that was published yesterday.
In previous years, I could go paragraph by paragraph and find something that was worth mocking. For the most part this year, they did a nice job summarizing the off-season, and adequately scouting most of the players on the roster.
There are two things that jumped out at me though.
The Admirals will be looking to Tyler Sloan, Scott Foss, and Scott Ford for veteran leadership on the blue line while the AHL rookies get their bearings at the professional level.
That Scott Foss…. Maybe that’s what his friends call him….but we call him Jeff Foss. And I’m not sure that his 6 games of pro experience really make him look like the go-to-guy for leadership on the blue line.
“With “Captain Kirk” at the helm of Milwaukee’s ship, the Admirals will make their tenth consecutive AHL Calder Cup playoffs appearance this season.”
That’s not even a prediction. That’s a grand declaration. I try to stay away from those kinds of things this time of year. But it’s nice to know they have a little more faith in the team than The Hockey News did.