Originally Posted by VICE™
First of all, I'm aware I'm quoting myself here.
Bell was involved in a car accident this weekend and is in the hospital, so who knows how that's going to affect his draft stock and potential. A lot of people said things about Regehr not being a NHL talent after his accident in 1999, and we know how that turned out, so it could be another case where he can overcome it. On the other hand, it could be similar to Petr Buzek, who was a top prospect in his draft year, and then had a car accident and wound up not even playing 200 games in the NHL.
We'll have to wait and see.