Post Tagged with: "2008 NHL Draft"

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Red Wings Draft Recap: 2008

2008 was a great year for the Detroit Red Wings. They won the Presidents’ Trophy as the league’s top team (54 wins and 115 points), and the team seemed to […]

by · June 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Detroit Red Wings
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Paul MacLean Needs to Lengthen the Leash on Patrick Wiercioch

The Early Stages Coming off career highs in points (23) and games played (53), Ottawa Senators defenseman Patrick Wiercioch is ready for more responsibility and needs Head Coach Paul MacLean to lengthen […]


2008 NHL Draft Lookback: The Year of the Franchise Defenseman

The NHL landscape is littered with highly touted defensemen who could never quite fulfill the expectations that come along with the 1st round nametag. In fact, you can go year […]

by · March 13, 2014 · 1 comment · Hockey History
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Sooner Than Later: The State Of The Canucks’ Cupboard

  With the Canucks season on the brinks, is it time to dig deep in the franchise’s pockets for a solution? Has Mike Gillis provided that answer over his tenure? […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 1 comment · AHL, Hockey History, Vancouver Canucks
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2007-2009: The Boston Bruins and the Dark Days of Drafting, Part 2

You can find the rest of the series here: Part 1 Part 3 After having a top ten selection in the 2007 draft, the Boston Bruins headed to the 2008 […]


Washington Capitals’ Tomas Kundratek Gets Chance In NHL

A trade in hockey can certainly rejuvenate a player and get them on the right track following a few stumbling blocks at the beginning of their career. For the Washington […]

by · January 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals

The Ottawa Senators Top 5 First Round Picks

A first round draft choice is a valuable commodity no matter how high or low the pick is. First round draft choices are expected to turn into NHL players but […]

by · November 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Ottawa Senators
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The Six Defensemen Drafted Before Erik Karlsson

The first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft featured no fewer than 11 defensemen, most of whom have achieved some measure of success at the NHL level over the […]

by · October 30, 2012 · 2 comments · Hockey History, Ottawa Senators
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Jacob Markström: The Best Goalie You’ve Never Heard Of

The NHL draft has always been a game of chance. Every selection is made with diligence and yet the majority of the drafted players will never make a meaningful impact […]

by · August 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Florida Panthers, Prospects
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Toronto Maple Leafs Still Feeling Effects of 2008

Despite the fact that it’s now 2012, the Toronto Maple Leafs are still feeling the effects of three major events from 2008…

by · June 7, 2012 · 4 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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The Arrival of the 2008 NHL Draft Class

Every year upon completion of the Stanley Cup playoffs, NHL teams wind down from the intense post-season competition and then immediately start to gear up again for the June NHL […]

by · February 7, 2012 · 3 comments · AHL, Detroit Red Wings, KHL, Prospects, WHL
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Bruins’ GM Peter Chiarelli’s Draft History: An Analysis

With less than a week until the 2011 NHL Draft, I’d like to take a look at the performance of Peter Chiarelli, the General Manager of the Boston Bruins. Chiarelli’s […]

by · June 20, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Prospects