I know the NHL holds a combine before the draft where potential draftees undergo physical and psychological tests and such. But does the combine really affect a player's stock before the draft? I know that in the NFL, a good combine can make a player way more appealing before the draft. A lot of people are really into the NFL combines, comparing times on how fast a player runs a 40 yd. dash; something that teams use to determine whether to select player A over player B. I know for the NBA draft, teams hold workouts to get a good look at a player. But does this happen a lot with respect to the NHL draft? I ask this because a lot of discussion for a draft focuses on how they do in games, tournaments, which is all obviously very important; but combine results seems to missing? Is it just because it's not important? Is it because the results aren't open to the public and we just don't know?