Afternoon Quick hits
-- With NHL GM's and agents together this week, as expected, there's a ton of rumblings going around. Here's a rundown in our NHL Rumor Mill section
-- The Penguins are really guarded regarding their draft board but some leaks coming out has wingers Tyler Biggs and Nicklas Jensen at the top of their radar. Those are two prominent targets who fit into the type of player the Penguins look for.
-- Some very intriguing skilled players that come with risk are Matthew Puempel, Tomas Jurco and Ty Rattie
Puempel is regarded as one of the drafts best pure goal scorers. Jurco meanwhile has an "amazing skill set, " Saint John Sea Dogs assistant coach Marc Hussey told me this week.
Ty Rattie has drawn comparisons to Beau Bennett with his vision and creativity in the playmaking department.
-- Pittsburgh's J.T. Miller and Brandon Saad are said to be very much on the Penguins radar, sources say. Despite the questionable drive and worth ethic, I like Saad's upside over Miller's. Miller though is a safer pick and whispers are the Penguins like him a little bit more than Saad.