3:30 pm -- The most robust debate of opening day of the Central Scouting final meetings was the discussion of the prospects in the Ontario Hockey League. The scouts had high praise for several players listed high on the midterm ranking, including Sean Monahan, Darnell Nurse, Bo Horvat, Kerby Rychel, Chris Bigras, Ryan Hartman and Nikita Zadorov.
The scouts have been going at it pretty good today. It's amazing how much each scout can remember on each player, even during their cross-over viewings.
On Monahan: "Never quits; gave it 110 percent and played as well as he could on a bad Ottawa team. Eric Staal-like."
On Nurse: "What a season he had. Can play strong at both ends and plays with a great edge. Is also a great guy off the ice."