April 1, 2017
By Grant McCagg
Tri-Cities season is over and it was mostly disappointing for draft-eligible prospects. Kyle Olson got his first and only point tonight on a goal, Rasmussen missed the playoffs with a broken scaphoid bone, Juuso Valimaki had just one one assist and struggled defensively at times. After a 90-point regular season..once the checking got tighter Morgan Geekie was essentially a non-factor in the playoffs scoring one goal in the four-game sweep. A team that won 41 regular season games facing a Seattle team without Barzal should not have been swept, and a grand total of three points from three DE’s that had 208 between them in the regular season didn’t help matters. If Geekie hoped to be drafted in the top-four rounds…these playoffs struck a blow to that dream, and that’s also the case with Valimaki going top 12 and Olson in the top 70. None of those things are as likely to happen.