Ian Clark’s Scouting Influence, Danila Klimovich’s Upside Down and Swedish Fishing Hole – The Athletic

It was a brutally long day. The lively, “do it and get out of here” vibe that typically permeates the drafty floor was absent.

Day two of the 2021 NHL Draft was a tough one.

It actually suited a hockey season that challenged everyone. It was a year of scouting shaped for amateur league staff by job uncertainty, limited viewings, shrunken jobs and budgets, shortened – if not canceled – seasons and, yes, in some cases, losses. straightforward COVID-19 infections.

Vancouver traded the No.9 pick before day one of the draft Friday, the prize for the addition of Conor Garland and Oliver Ekman-Larsson. On Saturday, with just one selection before the fifth round, the Canucks’ amateur scouting service struggled to replenish an atrophied pool of prospects with talent.

Join us as the Vancouver office of the Athletic reveals what we saw from the Canucks in the draft and delves deep into some of the organizational trends that guided their selections on Saturday.

A nice touch

Friday gave us a lot of reason to be cynical about the NHL and the Draft.

Saturday, however, gave us a really lovely time when Canucks chief amateur scout Ron Delorme announced the club’s second-round pick and dedicated it to his mother, Gertrude, who is a residential school survivor.

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