Canes Country Provides Scattered Thoughts, Photos On Draft Eve

Bob Wage at SBN's Carolina Hurricanes blog, Canes Country, checks in with a few scattered thoughts from Los Angeles tonight.

On Taylor Hall:

Of course Taylor Hall was the busiest of all the prospects who attended.  When asked by an Edmonton reporter, he said that living in Edmonton would not be a problem at all for him.  He's not really focused on being the number one pick, he'll be happy wherever he goes. 

Obviously, the Hurricanes will not have the opportunity to draft him.

On Brandon Gormley:

Brandon Gormley is one of the few players to meet with the Hurricanes since he arrived in Los Angeles.  If he is not selected by another team by time the Hurricanes come to number 7, he could be the one.  Gormley is a solid defender who also has good offensive numbers.  He has a hard, low shot from the point but is more noted for his playmaking abilities.

On Cam Fowler:

Cam Fowler is the top-rated offensive defender on the board, but feels he has a very good all around game.  He said he was not sure if Florida was going to draft him at number 3 or not, he does not have a feeling of where he might go tomorrow night.

On Brett Connolly:

Brett Connolly, who missed several games this year because of an injury, said that he was feeling fine.  When asked if he came back from his injury too soon earlier this past season, he replied that he felt good when he made that decision, but was not 100%.  He also said that he was not rushed at all by anyone and felt he was ready to play, but in hindsight maybe it was too soon.

Connolly was not interviewed by the Hurricanes today.

Click over to Canes Country for more, including some excellent photos from sunny Los Angeles.

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