August 12th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Top Stories 0 comments

Like sands through the hourglass, the summer has sped by and with the onset of the annual Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Europe the 2017 NHL Draft season has begun. This is the first edition of the 2017 NHL Draft Alternate Rankings here at The Hockey Writers. Starting with these preliminary rankings and updating them roughly every other...

July 25th, 2016 In Fantasy, NHL Entry Draft, Prospects, Top Stories 0 comments

Hand-crafted specially for fantasy hockey junkies, although certainly not exclusive to. The following rankings are based on a prospect’s pure offensive potential. Goalies get no love here. Apologies to the vital guardians of the goal, but your potential is just too monumentally difficult to predict from a fantasy armchair GM’s point of...

July 22nd, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Long Read, NHL Entry Draft, Prospects 0 comments

The 2016 NHL Entry Draft was one of the deepest in recent history. Each and every position was flooded with players of incredible talent, skill and potential, with each team eventually landing a number of highly gifted players looking to bring their abilities to the NHL level. While the services of select players are quite obviously more...

July 11th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Prospects 0 comments

Each year at the NHL Draft, there turns out to be a handful of steals and busts. While everyone has a relatively similar list of top prospects heading into the event, a couple of players always surprise the crowd. While it would be extremely difficult to project some potential busts from this year's draft, except for those few reaches like...

July 11th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, NHL Entry Draft, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

We hear the phrases almost every year at the NHL Draft - one player taken has some kind of tie to the NHL already. If it wasn’t a father, it’s an uncle or a grandfather who once suited up for an NHL franchise. Now, the draftees are carrying on the hockey name - the hockey legacy for their family. The 2016 draft was no different. In fact,...

July 5th, 2016 In Long Read, NHL Entry Draft, OHL, Top Stories 0 comments

The 2016-17 OHL season is rapidly approaching, and it will surely be one of the greatest in franchise history for the Mississauga Steelheads, who appear poised for tremendous success. In 2015-16, the Steelheads recorded their first winning season, posting a 33-30-5 record which was good for seventh place in the Eastern Conference and set a...

July 4th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Long Read, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

The 2016 NHL Draft concluded seemingly as quickly as it arrived, with 211 players being drafted by various NHL franchises over the two-day event. This year's Draft was an incredibly interesting, if not entertaining one, with a large number of surprises and trades involved as respective teams attempted to make substantial upgrades to their...

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