Power forward Lawson Crouse is regarded very highly as his place in NHL Central Scouting's Midterm rankings depitcts. (OHL Images)

2015 NHL Draft War Room: NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings Combined

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) Rationale Behind the Combined Rankings As you are aware, NHL Central Scouting produces a segregated set of rankings. That is, they are separated based on North […]

by · January 25, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Jakub Zboril (David Connell/Saint John Sea Dogs)

NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings: Top 10 Surprises

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The Top 10 Surprises Like all lists, NHL Central Scouting’s rankings contain a few surprises – players ranked higher or lower than you would have […]

(Claire Ratté - Olympiques de Gatineau)

Interview With 2015 Eligible Prospect Yakov Trenin

Russian winger Yakov Trenin is one of the top European candidates for the 2015 NHL Draft. In this translated interview, originally appearing in Russian language on allhockey.ru, Yakov Trenin talks about […]

2014 NHL Entry Draft Floor [photo: Amy Irvin]

10 Overage Steals in the 2015 Draft

210 players were lucky enough to have their named called at the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia. A few more, like Red Wings defenseman Joe Hicketts, were able to sign […]

by · January 22, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Daniel Sprong: The FLying Dutchman from the Q eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft. (Darrell Theriault/Charlottetown Islanders)

NHL Draft War Room: Year of the Q Part Deux

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)   Another “Year of the Q” 2014 was a rough year for NHL draft prospects from the QMJHL (Q) as only one prospect (Nikolaj Ehlers […]

by · January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Reid Gardiner (Thomas Porter/WHL)

Recent NHL Drafts Give Over-Agers Hope

Heading into the weekend of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in Philadelphia, Reid Gardiner probably felt pretty confident. The Prince Albert Raiders, his team, made it into the WHL’s playoffs […]

by · January 14, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
(Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE)

Late Birthday Prospects: The Biggest Risks Of The NHL Draft?

On June 22nd, 2007 the Boston Bruins selected forward Zach Hamill 8th overall in that year’s NHL Entry Draft. At first glance, the pick didn’t look so bad. Hamill was […]

by · January 12, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Will be tough to find a 2015 NHL Mock Draft without Connor McDavid going first overall. (Photo: OHL Images)

2015 NHL Mock Draft: New Year’s Edition

Whether it be the Philadelphia Flyers going off the board to take Samuel Morin, the rapid rise of a Swedish blueliner’s stock, or Anthony Duclair slip sliding to the third round, […]

by · January 11, 2015 · 10 comments · NHL Entry Draft
New Year’s Eve Showdown More Than Just McDavid vs Eichel

New Year’s Eve Showdown More Than Just McDavid vs Eichel

In what has become somewhat of a tradition at the World Junior Championships, there will be a New Years Eve showdown between Canada and the USA to decide first place […]

Nick Merkley: one of the top forwards available for the 2015 NHL Draft. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

2015 NHL Draft War Room: Top 5 Undersized Forwards

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) Usually I am the one ranking the smaller forwards lower than others. Not this year; the top ranked smaller forwards have exceeded expectations as a […]

by · December 30, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Mathew Barzal: one of the top average-sized forwards available for the 2015 NHL Draft. (Photo: Christopher Mast)

NHL Draft: Top 5 Average-Sized Forwards Not Named McDavid or Eichel

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The mid-sized forwards (6’0 to 6’2) have been okay as a group but most have issues of some sort – injury, offensive game or defensive […]

by · December 29, 2014 · 1 comment · NHL Entry Draft
2015 NHL Draft War Room: Top Five Forwards Over 6’2

2015 NHL Draft War Room: Top Five Forwards Over 6’2

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) Let’s face it, most of the big-name big forwards over 6’2 not named Dylan Strome are having a hard time living up to lofty preseason […]

by · December 28, 2014 · 1 comment · NHL Entry Draft