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The 2018 NHL Draft Synopsis

The 2018 Draft will provide a chance for almost each and every NHL team to re-stock their prospect cupboards. There is clear number #1 this year, Rasmus Dahlin, and then the next two slots are likely ...


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Will Las Vegas talk trade to build an even bigger starting player system?

Protected & Available Lists for the Expansion Draft submitted on June 17th will be made public simultaneously with their distribution to the NHL clubs June 18th, prior to the expansion draft, June 20t...


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Does the Jimmy Vesey decison change the way NHL teams draft?

When Jimmy Vesey decided not to sign with Nashville after his junior year at Harvard making him a free agency after he graduates, the decision might have changed the future of the NHL Draft. Former...


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2015 NHL Draft Thoughts

Now that the 2015 NHL Draft is over it's time for some quick analysis.   If you discount Edmonton and Buffalo, by virtue of getting the benefit of picking the two generational play...


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2014 NHL Draft Quick Preview

Each NHL Entry draft has a different numbers of players in each successive Draft Tier. Some years there are one or two special franchise players and a half-dozen or so can’t-miss cornerstone ...


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Blame the Draft For Present State of Calgary

This week, Brian Burke’s Organizational Report Card for the last couple Calgary Flame seasons resulted in Jay Feaster’s dismissal and many want to understand the reason for the departur...


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NHL 2013 Draft: Grades (Teams P-Z)

...(Draft Grades continued from Part 1 for teams P-Z) Phoenix Coyotes: Grade  A 1 12 Max Domi ...


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NHL 2013 Draft: Grades (Teams A-O)

Before you e-mail or PM me angered by my disrespect and misjudgment of your favorite team's choice, let me make it clear concerning this specific draft: All GM's and fans could claim their ...


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How the 2012-13 Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks Were Built

Working from the final goal backward:   The Blackhawks retain Bolland over Ladd Byfuglien or Versteeg.   The scouting staff finds and selects Marcus Kruger in the 5th roun...


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NHL Draft: What are Tier rankings?

  By ranking groups of players in tiers based on overall ability, readiness, and/or upside, each NHL team can get a road map as to who may be on the board at various slotting points. If a ...


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Does Patrick Roy Decide the Avs the First Pick

Patrick Roy you all remember was a great goaltender. Since then he has reinvented himself as a Quebec junior league coach. The deal Roy is brokering with the Avs and Sherman is one where he gets final...


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Hockey's Back, With a Draft Tweak

The January 6th collective bargaining agreement will change the way the non-playoff teams draft. The draft lottery selection process will change with all 14 teams fully eligible for the first ...


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Suggestion For a Fair NHL Entry Draft

None of us want to face the possibility of there not being a 2012-13 hockey season, but that may be where we are headed. So I have spent some time thinking about how this 2013 NHL Draft could be se...


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Lots of Prospects, But With No NHL Season, What Kind of Draft Will We See

Teams picking in the top twenty in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft are about to get great additions…and the rest of the first round also provides great potential. This draft keeps on blossomin...


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2012 NHL Draft Grades

All team GM's and fans could say how great or poorly they did, but it won't matter, because this draft class as a whole will take longer than most others. From Pick 1 to Pick 211 there are ...


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2012 NHL Entry Draftee Results Will Be A Waiting Game

Two players, Nail Yakupov and Ryan Murray, will be given a chance to play from the get-go. Regardless of how physically ready their bodies are, Mikhail Grigorenko, Radek Faksa, and the rest pro...


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Chicago Blackhawks Special-Post Draft Scouting Analysis

Chicago Blackhawks 2012 Draftees Special: Bonus Post-Draft Scouting Reports   Teuvo Teräväinen  C-LW-RW   (18)  Prospect analysis: As this draft approa...


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When Does the Goalie Run Begin

Certainly every team goes into the draft looking for quality prospects that can grow into NHL goaltenders. This year is no different. It doesn't matter if the NHL team already has a reliabl...


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U-18 World Tourney

On Sunday, the World U-18 Junior Championship begins for a week, and is the last International Tournament prior to the NHL Draft. This tourney affords talent evaluators a chance to see many un...


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2012 NHL Draft Short on Superstars but Thick with Promise

Since the lockout in 2004-05, hockey has returned with a more exciting product that accentuates the speed and skill of the game. The new rules to prevent holding and slowing by way of obstruction, ...


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Grading the NHL Teams Draft Results

Draft grades. It sounds silly, doesn't it? To try to determine letter grades about players that in general are three to five years away from making any sort of an impact. While there will be so...


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What's Left for the 2nd round-NHL Draft

As with any draft, there were a few surprises, but with 26 out of our 30 first rounders correctly picked in the first round, it was nothing too crazy. With day two beginning in an hour, it is a...


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NHL Mock Draft Pick by Pick Analysis-1st Round

1 Edmonton Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C Red Deer (WHL) 5' 11" 156 Commentary: Edmonton'...


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Slim pickings in the 2011 NHL Draft

This is the first time in the era of advanced scouting where almost thirty different players could be picked at one spot late in the first round. The thin 2011 NHL Draft has few marquee players and...


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