SI.com’s Allan Muir has “the Rangers picking Indiana Ice defenseman John Carlson”:http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/allan_muir/06/18/mock.draft/1.html with their 20th pick in his mock draft.
I didn’t know much about John Carlson before a few minutes ago — Muir says he’s a player in the Bryan McCabe mold — but I’m in favor of this move for one reason. When I was freshman member of the Indiana University club hockey team — I was there for only one year; it’s a long story — a bunch of my teammates had played for the Ice, so I’ve always had a soft spot for them.
And by “soft spot” I mean I can name drop like I just did. It makes me feel better about myself.
More on the draft later….