Don’t be surprised by a question.
For 100 of the best 18-year-old hockey players at the NHL Scouting Combine, the goals are pretty straightforward.
The three-day-event kicked off Thursday at a Toronto airport hotel. The Leafs will bring the fifth overall selection to the entry draft in Pittsburgh, June 22-23.
For the players, the combine can be numbingly repetitive. They are introduced to team officials who pepper them with questions. It’s not unlike a job interview.
“Actually, the questions ...