Most Intriguing Landing Spots for Eichel & McDavid

Most Intriguing Landing Spots for Eichel & McDavid

As we inch closer to the end of the season, and the “McEichel” race heats up, now is a great time to have some fun and project where the dynamic […]

(Claire Ratté - Olympiques de Gatineau)

Yakov Trenin The Next Ones 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Yakov Trenin THW Close-Up: Team: #32, Gatineau Olympiques Date of Birth: 01/13/1997 Place of Birth: Chelyabinsk, Russia Ht: 6’ 2″     Wt:  179 lbs Shoots: Left Position: LW NHL Draft Eligibility: 2015 THW Ranking (The Next Ones; Chris’s List): 66 Mid-term […]

by · February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
2014 NHL Entry Draft Floor [photo: Amy Irvin]

Is Tanking Dead? The Story of the NHL Draft Lottery

Whether it’s the right thing to do, or if you think it’s despicable, or (my favourite) it ruins the integrity of the game, tanking as an artform may be all […]

by · February 26, 2015 · 1 comment · Edmonton Oilers, NHL Entry Draft
(Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Picking the 2010 NHL Draft Over Again

Nearly five years ago, 210 young men had their dreams come true as they heard an NHL team call their name. All the early morning practices, long road trips, and […]

by · February 24, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Top 10 Lists
Jack Eichel: destined to be the number two selection in the 2015 NHL Draft; American superstar potential (Photo: Dan and Margaret Hickling )

Jack Eichel: Hockey’s Ultimate Consolation Prize

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) NHL Draft War Room: Jack Eichel THW’s NHL Draft War Room Rankings – Jan-14: #2 Hashtag: #TheNextGreatAmericanHockeyPlayer Team: #9, Boston University, Hockey East Position: Centre […]

by · February 22, 2015 · 8 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
Connor McDavid: the inevitable first overall pick for the 2015 NHL Draft is worthy of "The Next Ones" anointment.  (Photo: OHL Images)

Connor McDavid Worthy of “The Next One” Moniker

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) NHL Draft War Room: Connor McDavid THW’s NHL Draft War Room Rankings – Jan-14: #1 Hashtag: #TheNextOne Team: #97, Erie, OHL Position: Centre Shoots: […]

by · February 15, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
Jack Eichel (Maya Devereaux, Flickr)

2015 NHL Draft Alternate Rankings – February Edition

Winter is almost over. Spring is looming. The World Juniors and the Top Prospects Game are firmly in our rear-view mirror, and both collegiate and major-junior clubs are preparing for […]

by · February 12, 2015 · 4 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
Mitch Marner is a magician with the puck and smart without it.  (Photo: OHL Images)

2015 NHL Draft: Who Goes After The Big 3?

With the 2015 NHL Entry Draft getting closer and closer, there are a few things we know. Barring the miraculous, Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters will go first overall […]

by · February 11, 2015 · 4 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
Mitch Marner is a magician with the puck and smart without it.  (Photo: OHL Images)

The Next Ones Midterm NHL Draft Rankings

The 2015 NHL Draft to be held on June 26–27, 2015 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida promises to be a talent-laden draft with some potentially franchise-altering players available, even beyond the McDavid-Eichel […]

by · February 2, 2015 · 4 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Timo Meier: The most underrated prospect in the 2015 NHL Draft class? (David Chan Photography)

NHL Draft Stock Watch: CHL Top Prospects Game

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) BMO CHL Top Prospects Game The single game events (e.g. BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game) or short series events (e.g. U18s) should not affect a […]

by · January 29, 2015 · 1 comment · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
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 · 2 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 […]