Friday, July 23, 2021

The explanation for why the Arizona Coyotes forfeited their number one draft pick is very funny

Sporting News:

[The Coyotes conducted] predraft physical fitness testing of more than 20 prospects prior to the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.


This testing is illegal when it's conducted outside the NHL's scouting combine window


Arizona reportedly didn't think it broke any rules when it asked prospects during pre-combine interviews about their eating habits, supplement use and workout regimens. The NHL, however, was concerned that a strength and conditioning consultant, Tommy Powers, was involved. The Coyotes also reportedly requested that draft prospects attend interviews wearing T-shirts and shorts so team staff could "eyeball" their bodies.