Thursday, June 7, 2007

The NHL Draft Keg Party: Kyle Turris

Here at BMR we try to provide you, the reader, with as educational and entertaining a look at the NHL as possible. In preparation for the NHL Draft, allow me to present to you a new feature entitled 'The NHL Draft Keg Party'. The goal of this feature is to provide you with information about the prospects that you haven't heard already. Hopefully, this will be a fun and entertaining endeavor.

Before the floor is opened for criticism, let me say a few things. We're not out to try and slander these kids or 'dig up dirt' on them. We're just interested in the simple things, such as what their favorite movies are. You know, the stuff you actually want to know about the players that your team will be drafting. Sports are now big business and sometimes we have to be reminded of the fact that these 18-year old kids are, in fact, 18-year old kids. They're not any different than the kid who sells you popcorn at a movie theater or the one that babysits your children, except that, well, they're really, really good at hockey. Hopefully everyone out there can remember what they were like at age 18.

Can this man save an NHL franchise?

Prospect Profile: Kyle Turris

Birthdate: August 14, 1989

Position: Center

Height/Weight: 6'0" / 165lb

Shoots: Right

Current Team: Burnaby Express (BCHL)

ISS Ranking: #3 overall

CSB Ranking: #1 North America

[NHL Connect Profile] [McKeen's Feature Article]

Favorite movies: Lucky Number Slevin, The Departed, Night at the Roxbury

Favorite music: Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Rascall Flatts, Keith Urban, Nickelback

Favorite TV shows: Seinfeld, The Simpsons

Quote: "Don't pick a fight with an ugly guy, he's got nothin' to lose."

Did you know? Turris had a lacrosse stick in his hand before he was on skates, starting at age four and five, respectively.

BMR Scouting Report

This one is for all the ladies out there who are looking for a hockey hunk. Get your game faces on girls, cause Mr. Turris is single. A little patience could help, though. He won't be 18 until August... He earns some cred with the guys, too. One of his favorite movies is The Departed, and that's good enough for me. How can you possibly lead a team if you don't like that movie... John Mayer and Jack Johnson are questionable, but it's hard to knock a person's taste in music... Gotta feel the love for Will Ferrell too, with Night at the Roxbury...

Be sure to check back for more prospect profiles in the coming days.

Sources: Facebook, McKeen's Hockey, TSN

1 comment:

  1. I think I'm going to enjoy this feature of yours although it does seem a bit stalker-like to know their favorite music, movies, and TV shows. But obviously, these are the things fans care about. Can he play good hockey? Yes. Okay, pick the one that shares my favorite movie. Isn't that how all GMs make their decisions?