Pereira: Hidden Gem of the Draft?

The New England Hockey Journal, which somewhere along the way went all Radio Shack and got themselves rebranded to just plain Hockey Journal, has an interesting article on potential hidden gems that could wind up on the Bruins’ draft list.  Included on that list is Mike Pereira.  The story itself has a decent scouting report on Pereira, emphasising his speed and skating while listing strength and defense as areas he’ll have to work on at UMass.  As a Bruins fan, seeing Pereira go to the hometown team would be a huge thrill, though I’m not sure if the southern Connecticut native feels the same.  For all I know he could be an Islanders fan, or God forbid, a Rangers fan.  We’ll welcome him into the UMass hockey family in spite of such things of course.

Speaking of the Rangers, INCH has an interesting article stating that if you’re a college player with NHL hopes pray that the Blueshirts don’t call your name on draft day.  Sorry, Danny Hobbs.  They also break down the best and worst college picks by NHL team, highlighting the selection of Jon Quick for the L.A. Kings.