Future Considerations

FC at the Draft: Tyler Biggs – Toronto Maple Leafs
July 6, 2011, 11:57 am
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Maple Leafs take Biggs 22nd in 2011 NHL Entry Draft
June 24, 2011, 10:05 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

After trading picks 30 and 39 to the Phoenix Coyotes, the Toronto Maple Leafs have picked Tyler Biggs with their newly acquired 22nd overall selection.

Perhaps one of the more enigmatic players available in the draft, Biggs possesses all the physical tools to be a dominating power forward at the professional level.

He stands at six-foot-two, 210-pounds. He’s got an aggressive mean streak. Isn’t shy to drop the gloves. Biggs skates well and has a powerful stride that compliments a shot that can dent the twine. He’ll bulldoze to the net with the puck without any shyness. Continue reading

Over/Under: Crowd split on Biggs
June 16, 2011, 1:16 am
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From Aaron Vickers:

Over/Under is a daily feature on Future Considerations leading up to the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Managing editor Aaron Vickers polls his Twitter followers on if a prospect will go before or after a particular pick. Follow Aaron at @VickersFC to participate!”:

Much like the scouting community, Twitter can’t get a handle on Tyler Biggs.

The social media outlet was decidedly split on the decision to take the Cincinnati, OH native before or after 22nd overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, where Future Considerations has him ranked. Continue reading

Biggs on right track to pro future
June 13, 2011, 11:16 pm
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From Andrew Weiss:

Having all the right resources as a young player can make all difference in the world between achieving success and living up to one’s potential.

Tyler Biggs has been surrounded by important hockey resources his entire hockey career having played the last two seasons in the US National Development Program as well as having a former professional hockey player coach him throughout his minor hockey career. Don Biggs, a minor league hockey legend in Tyler’s hometown of Cincinnati, has been crucial to his son’s success and continues to be as the 2011 NHL Entry Draft nears.

The six-foot-two forward will continue to be surrounded by tremendous hockey resources as he begins his freshman year for the Miami University RedHawks (Ohio), a program that has produced the likes of this year’s Hobey Baker Award winner Andy Miele and Stanley Cup winners Dan Boyle and Kevyn Adams. Continue reading

Surprises in St. Paul
June 6, 2011, 10:53 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

Kirill Kabanov falling to late in the third round.

The Carolina Hurricanes selected Jeff Skinner seventh overall.

Cam Fowler and Brandon Gormley falling to 12th and 13th respectively.

These were just four of many examples of surprises at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles. With the unpredictable nature of the event, we’re sure to see many more in Minnesota later this June.

So what can hockey fans expect at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft?

The unexpected. With a wide open field and a class that boasts prospects ranked so close in nature, anything can and presumably will happen. Continue reading

Biggs shows little at U18
April 25, 2011, 9:51 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

For as large a tournament as some of his teammates had, one would figure his name alone would put him in the category of having a successful event.

But Tyler Biggs was anything but at the World Under-18 Championship in Germany.

And while Biggs did score an important overtime goal against Canada in the semifinal, it was a case of too-little, too-late by the time the gold medal was hanging from his neck. Continue reading

Biggs, Grimaldi lead USA into U18
April 2, 2011, 9:05 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

2011 NHL Entry Draft prospects Rocco Grimaldi and Tyler Biggs are set to lead Team USA at the World Under-18 Championship in Germany.

Biggs, ranked 16th overall for the draft, and Grimaldi, slotted 18th, were named to the 22-man roster Wednesday. The duo are the only two returnees from last year’s gold medal winning squad. Biggs, a native of Cincinnati, OH, was held pointless in Belarus a year ago while Grimaldi’s eight assists were first on the team. In total, Grimaldi shared the point total lead with Adam Clendening and Nick Shore at 10.

The pair of forwards will be backstopped by Pittsburgh, PA native John Gibson. The United States National Team Development Program goalie is the top ranked netminder for the draft. Continue reading