NHL / Sports

Defensive Questions

From Kuklas Korner
May 17, 2017 - 2:39pm
Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press answered a few quesitons today. One question was on drafting Cal Foote... HSJ: My guess is the Wings take a defenseman in the first round, just as they did last year with Dennis Cholowski. Callan Foote, son former NHLer Adam Foote, has the appeal of size – at 18, he’s already 6-foot-4 and tops 210 pounds, and he shoots right. He had a stand-out 2016-17 with the Kelowna Rockets, with 57 points (51 assists) in 71 games, and can play in all situations. But Juuso Valimaki also has good size at 6-foot-2, 204 pounds, and he’s another guy who is skilled with the puck.  Then there’s Swedish defenseman Timothy Liljegren (6-foot, 190 pounds), also a right-handed shot. He’s an offensive defenseman who likes to have the puck, sees the ice well, and is a fluid skater – something that certainly will appeal to the Wings, probably more so than Foote. 2 more questions, one on Cam Fowler and the other on Joe Hickets...


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