There are better uses for the ol' creative muscles than trying to figure out if it should be the Stink For Scott or Horrible for Harrington. Scott Harrington, a defenceman from K-Town is being touted as a No. 1 overall pick ... and you know the rest of the story.
Ironically, the 15-year-old’s high skill level, not to mention the perpetual ineptitude of the Ontario League's Kingston Frontenacs, means he could be selected by his home team at this year’s Ontario League draft. -- The Hockey NewsIt is good to see that an Internet meme that I can't help but feel partially reponsible for spreading has come into broader use. Only a total smart aleck would say that being drafted by the Frontenacs is a fate that should not be visited upon a 15-year-old.
That being said: Such a fate should not be visited upon a 15-year-old. All kidding aside, this Scott Harrington sounds like a helluva player -- and, talk about confidence, his Greater Kingston minor midget team wears Boston Bruins black and gold and he wears No. 4, just like some guy who played a long time ago.
This is probably not the best time to disclose that back around 1992-93, around the time Scott Harrington was born, someone who writes for this site wrote a full-length manuscript as part of a school project. His protagonist was a hockey phenom, from the Kingston area, who kicked up a major firestorm when he refused to report to the junior hockey team which had drafted him. This was no way a cheap fictionalization of anything that had happened around that time involving a certain future oft-concussed superstar. In the story, which team was it? The Kingston Frontenacs.
Bad team imitates bad art.
Meantime, it is unclear who did the most to kill Tank for Tavares: Ron Wilson for having an actually half-decent Leafs team, the Swedish defenceman Victor Hedman or the NHL for keeping John Tavares in juniors for three seasons and giving the scouts enough time to make a huge deal. Please don't say Tavares. He just turned 17 years old. He has lots of time to fine-tune his game. Then again, so has Jason Spezza.
So which one is it: Stink for Scott or Horrible for Harrington?
Oh, and 15 years later, how is that novel comin' along?
Frontenacs defenceman Taylor Doherty, by the way, is being touted a first-rounder in at least one mock draft.
Meantime, the Frontenacs are home tonight to the Belleville Bulls, 7:30 at the K-Rock Centre. Good sections of seats are still available.
(Update: It was Bryan Cameron 3, Kingston 0 as the Bellevegans collected an easy win. Larry Mavety, meantime, not having a captain to scapegoat, apparently had the alternate captain's "A" taken away from forward Josh Brittain. That will right the HMCS Mavesty.)
Prep Watch: A little help from his friends (Ryan Kennedy, The Hockey News)