"To me, this is just a piece of the puzzle. Psych test, scouting players, watching them skating -- this is just another evaluation tool." -- Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney
"You can talk to 30 teams and they may give you many different answers in how they rank 1-5 in this year's draft, and they're all really good players. There's a lot of good depth, especially at the top. That's what's different about this draft."
-- Oilers GM Steve Tambellini
"I'm sure a team will probably have a strong idea already on which one they like before the Combine. If it's close between the two, then I feel the Combine could definitely make a difference. I know the interviews come into play a lot and I'm sure they'll be able to tell how a goalie presents himself during the course of the testing."
-- NHL Central Scouting's head goalie scout, Al Jensen
"E.J. was the face of the Scouting Combine. … He was the one in the lobby … the first person a general manager, scout or player would see when they walked through the revolving doors of the hotel. He'd introduce himself to a prospect and talk to them and provide advice on what to expect at the Draft. He was always so personable to them and made them feel welcome."
-- Nathan Ogilvie-Harris
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