Apparently the interview process is important to a GM looking at prospects. Without a solid interview, Mike Weber wouldn’t be a Sabre.
Now that’s all well and good, but that is all about the past. Let’s talk about the future. Namely, this guy.
This is Mattias Tedenby, and he sure knows how to make an impression.
For the most part, however, Devine says the on-ice personality tends to translate in the meeting- with some personas more evident than others.
“Surprisingly the interviews are a lot like the way they play on the ice,” Devine said. “There is a kid in Sweden, named Mattias Tedenby. He is just a little guy that can fly around the room. When he came into the interview that’s exactly what he did. He grabbed a handful of candy, ate all our candy and left. That’s the same type of player he is on the ice.”
Awesome. I don’t have many personal expectations for my prospects, but I think a candy gobbling Swede is pretty high up on my list.
Tedenby is listed as the third best European skater in the draft, so unless Darcy makes some magic happen he won’t be wearing a “Sabres 08” uniform tonight. However, when he does get picked, imagine what his first purchase will be after signing his rookie contract.