The NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis has blossomed into a major event with all the major media outlets, teams executives, scouts and player agents in attendance.
The NHL Scouting Combine in Toronto? Not as much.
Its become bigger up in Canada with TSN and NHL Network here, and of course all the teams and their scouts and agents are here, Coyotes assistant general manager Brad Treliving said. But this is nowhere near as big in Canada as the NFL Combine is in the states.
Nor is the weeklong combine, which runs through Sunday, as helpful a measuring stick as the NFL Combine. For one, all of the testing comes off the ice, leaving execs and scouts with the difficult task of gauging whether what they see will apply on the ice.
I always say with the combine that you have to be a little careful, said Treliving, who has been in Toronto since the event began and was joined by GM Don Maloney on Wednesday. In the NFL, guys are drafted based off their 40 times and their performance at the co...