Friday, June 26, 2009

Ramage ready for the Draft

The Draft is underway in Montreal. John Tavares went #1 to the Islanders.

Tomorrow, likely the highest Badger to be drafted will be John Ramage and a St Louis paper caught up w/ him (thanks to Dplaya for the link). John is a talented stay at home defenseman w/ a booming slap shot, who has a lot of room to grow under coach Oz.

My favorite part of the article: The physical defenseman said he'll be watching the draft at his new home in Madison, Wisc., and would be honored to be selected by any of the league's 30 franchises. But for now, he plans on staying at Wisconsin for four years, and taking it "step-by-step".

Always nice to see that. John should be a nice compliment to the corp of offensive dmen on the blue line this coming season. It will be interesting to see how much PT he gets as competition should be stiff at all positions this coming season. I think the blue line will only have one spot open, w/ four young men looking to fill that role.