Prospects

All about the young players preparing to enter the NHL.

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.
10. Timothy Liljegren 9. Casey Mittelstadt 8. Eeli Tolvanen 7. Jesse Puljujarvi 6.
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...
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...
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...
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...
A small extract of the weighted rankings for the 1st round (higher weight put on ISS and McKenzie).
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.
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...
10. Dylan Strome - Arizona, 9. Henrik Borgstrom - Florida, 8. Lias Andersson - New York Rangers, 7. Martin Necas - Carolina, 6. Kirill Kaprizov - Minnesota ...
Scouting evaluation; Skating speed, edge work, shooting, puck control, offensive IQ, competitiveness, physical play, defensive play. (Those evaluations are greatly impacting the statistical evaluation, both sources of data are tested again each other in different ways.)
These are my top 100 rankings. They are my own. I watch a lot of hockey. I read a lot(and I have certain people's opinions that I take into account), but these rankings are from my own observations. This is the order I would draft these guys in(as of the end of February) I just finished putting this together, so I will update at the conclusion of the Memorial Cup. Please feel free to comment....especially if you see a glaring omission(I may not have seen every player - and I also don't get...
Here's my top 100 NHL affiliated prospects. No players aged 24 or above are included, and players that played 25 or more NHL games are not included either. 1. C Elias Pettersson 2. RW Eeli Tolvanen 3. D Miro Heiskanen 4. C Casey Mittelstadt 5. D Cale Makar 6. RW Kirill Kaprizov 7. LW Filip Chytil 8. C Martin Necas 9. C Gabriel Vilardi 10. C Cody Glass 11. C Henrik Borgstrom 12. C Lias Andersson 13. C Dylan Strome 14. RW Jordan Kyrou 15. C Aleksi Heponiemi 16. G Ilya Samsonov 17. C Robert...
3 months away from draft time! This is when it starts to get exciting folks. The next edition should be May, and should also come with a mock draft post lottery! As always, let me know what you think, and who you think should be higher, after all, we’re all different people and therefore see different things. 1. D Rasmus Dahlin 2. LW/RW Andrei Svechnikov 3. LW/RW Filip Zadina 4. RW Oliver Wahlstrom 5. D Adam Boqvist 6. D Quinn Hughes 7. D Noah Dobson 8. D Evan Bouchard 9. LW Brady...
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...
Top 125 prospects for the 2018 NHL draft.
Prospect rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft.
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...
My 2nd draft rankings, and my 3rd and last one will be posted at the beginning of June. For this Ranking, I'm going do a Top 62 (2 Rounds) instead of the Top 50 that I did last time. Find my 1st one here if you wanna see the differences from my December list. 1. Rasmus Dahlin D 2. Andrei Svechikov RW 3. Filip Zadina RW 4. Adam Boqvist D 5. Brady Tkachuk LW/C 6. Evan Bouchard D 7. Quinn Hughes D 8. Noah Dobson D 9. Oliver Wahlstrom RW/C 10. Ty Smith D 11. Joel Farabee LW 12. Joe Veleno C...
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