Sam Bennett, the top-rated NHL draft prospect who failed to complete even one pull-up at the scouting combine, has faced enough criticism over the past 10 days or so, so I’m not going to pile on here. In one sense, I was genuinely surprised, even shocked, a top NHL draft prospect who’s supposed to be in great physical condition couldn’t complete one. In another sense, if an obviously incredibly talented young hockey player performs so poorly in a physical test at the combine, why the heck does this stupid combine thing exist anyway?
The other thing that surprised me about all this is that Sam Bennett isn’t a shrimp by any means. The OHL’s website lists his height and weight at 6-feet and 181 pounds. This got me thinking about the size of prospects and how that impacts where they are picked in the draft. So here’s this week’s question:
Sure, this question is kind of weird and pointless, but isn’t that what the word “trivia” means anyway? (Synonyms include “froth”, “nonsense” and “small beer” so I’ll take that as a yes, I guess.) I still found the answer somewhat interesting because I’m a Toronto Maple Leafs fan and like to look up dumb things on The Internet.
Here was last week’s question:
Q: Who was the Toronto Marlies’ leading point-getter in the playoffs the last time they made it to the Calder Cup Final?
The race for first place and an opportunity to have me write about whatever you want on your blog is heating up. Two more readers, Carlo Lopapa and Rob Rebelo, joined a rather crowded top of the leaderboard by answering the question correctly:
Bob Boardway: 1
Eth Patterson: 1
Warren George: 1
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Rob Rebelo: 1
Everyone else: 0
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