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Speculation increases as draft day nears

Updated: June 17, 2004, 4:20 PM ET
By Mike Eidelbes | Special to ESPN.com

Even though the draft is little more than a week away, Michigan goaltender Al Montoya had a few leftover thoughts from last month's trip to Tampa when he attended Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals with four other top prospects -- two from the major junior ranks and two from Russia, which made for a unique social dynamic.

Prior to departing for Raleigh, N.C., Montoya will immerse himself in a more familiar group setting. He's leaving Ann Arbor for his home in Glenview, Ill., where he'll catch ...

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