Prospects

All about the young players preparing to enter the NHL.

Nowadays we often hear people say they dont want to see their team draft a goalie high in the first round (or even in the first round, period). Because they are so hard to project, it's basically a wasted pick. Many goalies drafted in the first round end up busting hard, while a lot of goalies drafted later end up having NHL success (Rinne, Halak, Lundqvist, etc). I find it weird because the only thing that matters for a goalie is: can he stop the puck? So all the scouts have to do is find...
This year is a strong year for the Americans overall. I can see anywhere from 6-8 players taken in the first round (4 possibly top 10-12) and a strong second round as well that should add another 8-10 names possibly getting their names called in June.
A small extract of the weighted rankings for the 1st round (higher weight put on ISS and McKenzie).
In my day job we have a tool called a pre-mortem. We discuss what could go wrong before making a significant change to a strategy or process. I am using a similar idea here. Basically, this is a prediction of what a "re-draft" in 2023 might say. The list is of players outside the consensus top 15--because it is hard to define a sleeper that everyone thinks is among the elite. 1. Martin Kaut. He is just now making a few lists as a late first-rounder. Given his size, success in international...
Here are the top ten drafted prospects as voted on by members. 1. Elias Pettersson - Vancouver Canucks He's just a natural. Great smarts on both ends, awesome hand-eye and passing ability, controls the puck so well. No real electrifying weapons, just so very smart and so gifted, just natural instincts and knack for reading the game and creating chances. I dunno if John Tavares is a reasonable style comparison, but someone like that who hasn't got elite skating or a rocket of a shot but...
1. Rasmus Dahlin 2. Andrei Svechnikov 3. Filip Zadina 4. Noah Dobson 5. Brady Tkachuk 6. Dominik Bokk 7. Adam Boqvist 8. Oliver Wahlstrom 9. Joe Veleno 10. Jacob Olofsson 11. Quinn Hughes 12. Joel Farabee 13. Evan Bouchard 14. Ryan Merkley 15. Jonny Tychonick 16. Vitali Kravtsov 17. Cam Hillis 18. Rasmus Kupari 19. Akil Thomas 20. Barrett Hayton 21. Calan Addison 22. Ruslan Iskhakov 23. Jesperi Kotkaniemi 24. Martin Kaut 25. Grigori Denisenko 26. Rasmus Sandin 27. Mathias Samuelson 28. Bode...
10. Dylan Strome - Arizona, 9. Henrik Borgstrom - Florida, 8. Lias Andersson - New York Rangers, 7. Martin Necas - Carolina, 6. Kirill Kaprizov - Minnesota ...
I’ve decided to go for a different “theme” each month, and this month is gonna be the big one, my top 200 prospects eligible for the 2018 draft. There are some overagers and unheard of prospects to most included, but that’s what you get when making a list of 200. I’ve seen ALMOST every single player on this list at least once, with some just a highlight or good word put in. Thanks for the continued support on my monthly endeavour. If you have any ideas on what type of ranking I should do...
10. Timothy Liljegren 9. Casey Mittelstadt 8. Eeli Tolvanen 7. Jesse Puljujarvi 6.
This is really a strong strong draft, each team will have a very different list from the next, from pick 6 on is pretty much going to be totally different for every team with guys in the 2nd round being able to fill in for 1st round.
Top 125 prospects for the 2018 NHL draft.
2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Rosters – Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game 16 from the OHL, 15 from the QMJHL and 9 from the WHL Team 1: Goaltenders: Alexis Gravel (Halifax Moosheads) Kevin Mandolese (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles) Defencemen: Calen Addison (Lethbridge Hurricanes) Kevin Bahl (Ottawa 67’s) Noah Dobson (Acadie-Bathurst Titan) Jared McIsaac (Halifax Mooseheads) Ty Smith (Spokane Chiefs) Jett Woo (Moose Jaw Warriors) Forwards: Luka Burzan (Moose Jaw...
I've decided on making a rankings list rather than a Mock Draft this time :O. This will be where I feel players should be ranked, and yes there will be some crazy choices. I can't say I'm an expert, but... yeah I'm no expert. 1. Rasmus Dahlin D 2. Andrei Svechikov RW 3. Adam Boqvist D 4. Filip Zadina RW 5. Quinn Hughes D 6. Oliver Wahlstrom RW 7. Ty Smith D 8. Joel Farabee LW 9. Jett Woo D 10. Bode Wilde D 11. Evan Bouchard D 12. Akil Thomas C 13. Rasmus Kupari C 14. Noah Dobson D 15. Ryan...
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