June 23rd, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Previews and Predictions, Prospects, Top Stories 0 comments

2016 NHL Mock Draft: Round 1 2016 NHL Mock Draft: Round 2 2016 NHL Mock Draft: Round 3 2016 NHL Mock Draft: Rounds 4 to 7 2016 NHL Mock Draft: Team Results A big part of being a good scout is trusting your gut. Sticking with your initial instincts and not getting swayed by the consensus. In saying that, another big part...

June 20th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

There are always more teams wanting to move up than down on draft day. The higher you pick, the better the prospect is the way it’s supposed to work. So most teams will arrive in Buffalo with ambitions of picking the best prospect possible. Yet some will be open to the possibility of dropping down in order to recoup other assets or address...

June 20th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

There are going to be trades during this year’s NHL draft. That is the case every year, but 2016 could produce even more moves than usual. There will be plenty of wheeling and dealing leading up to the draft — that activity has already started — but the real action tends to happen on the draft floor. In terms of swapping picks, trading...

June 16th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

From now until the NHL Entry Draft, we will have a series of articles helping you get ready for both the draft and the combine. Today, we present to you a mock draft. We gathered a group of writers from the Hockey Writers and conducted a two-round mock draft. Were there any major surprises? Here's how the first round went down. Stay tuned for...

June 10th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, NHL Entry Draft, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

The NHL draft rarely plays out as anticipated. The actual order often varies greatly from the so-called consensus rankings. Most of the mock drafts that you’ll see over the next couple weeks will be fairly similar, fairly in line with the consensus. Even my own, as hard as I tried to be different here or there, wound up being a bit lame....

June 8th, 2016 In Previews and Predictions, St Louis Blues 0 comments

Though the St. Louis Blues had the most injuries to key players out of any team in the NHL this season it didn't stop them from having their best year since 2001 (technically since 1993 if you count the number of wins in the Conference Final). Here's a look at what created success for the Blues this season, and how they can build on it moving...

June 2nd, 2016 In Editor's Choice, NHL Entry Draft, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

From now until the NHL Entry Draft, we will have a series of articles helping you get ready for both the draft and the combine. Today, we focus on the NHL Combine. Who has the most to gain this week in Buffalo? I give you three names to consider. It is officially NHL Combine week. Once again, HarborCenter in Buffalo plays host to this...

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