Post Tagged with: "NHL Draft"

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Unearthing Talent the Key to the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Success

Many pundits have offered their opinions as to why the Edmonton Oilers’ seeming never-ending rebuild has been so fruitless. A quite popular and poignant reason is the fact Edmonton has […]

by · October 24, 2014 · 1 comment · Tampa Bay Lightning
Connor McDavid: 2015 NHL Draft Eligible forward will be relied upon for offense for Team Canada at the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship. (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Understanding the Hype: One Player Can Change a Franchise

Only a week into the season the hype in the race for McDavid and Eichel is already in full throat. Some fans in cities like Calgary, Buffalo, Carolina, and Florida to […]

by · October 13, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects

1st Round Draft History: Buffalo’s Busts & Beauties Part II

The Buffalo Sabres have had their share of draft busts and beauties over the course of their history.  In the first part found here, I took a look at the […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 1 comment · Buffalo Sabres
Picks like Sam Reinhart will now get tested at the combine in Buffalo the next two seasons. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

1st Round Draft History: Buffalo’s Busts & Beauties

In just a few short weeks, the 45th edition of the Buffalo Sabres will take to the ice.  Last season was a disaster, but that was last season.  With some […]

by · September 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Buffalo Sabres
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Minnesota Wild: Top 5 Prospects

Over the years prior to 2012, the Minnesota Wild had stockpiled perhaps the best farm system around due to their multiple below average seasons. Their pool of prospects included a […]

by · August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild, Prospects
The Writers Mock Draft as we delve into the rationale of the Devils mock pit at #30. (File Photo)

The NHL Entry Draft: A Historical Analysis

Questions Every year over 200 players are selected at the NHL Entry Draft but how many actually make it into the NHL? Of those that make it into the NHL […]

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Time to Give Later Round Draft Picks Some Respect

When the New York Islanders, mighty slayers of the odd inept team last season, announced their acquisition of Dan Boyle last week, there was fairly little comment. No game changing […]

Ray Shero won the 2013 General Manager of the Year Award. (Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE)

The Rise and Fall of Ray Shero’s Pittsburgh Penguins: Part 1

The Penguins’ marketing campaign in 2010 was ‘Defy Ordinary’. Their campaign next season should be ‘Defy Probability’.

by · May 21, 2014 · 20 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Leon Draisaitl at BMO CHL Top Prospects Game (Photo: Brad Watson)

Should the Edmonton Oilers Trade the 3rd Overall Pick?

The Edmonton Oilers yet again find themselves sitting and watching another edition of the NHL playoffs rather than participating. What is unfortunately becoming all too common, the Oilers management do […]

Aaron Ekblad: Will he be the first defenseman in 8 years to go 1st overall in NHL draft? He tops THW's War Room Final 2014 NHL Draft Rankings. (Photo: Brad Watson)

2014 NHL Mock Draft: Playoffs Edition

Whether it be the Phoenix Coyotes going off the board to take a Blake Wheeler or the Los Angeles Kings selecting Thomas Hickey seemingly out of nowhere, one’s mock draft can be wrecked quicker than Jake Virtanen can […]

by · April 27, 2014 · 11 comments · NHL Entry Draft
MacInnis is slated to go late in the first round (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Ryan MacInnis: One-on-One with 2014 NHL Draft Prospect

The 2014 BMO Top Prospects Game was a home-coming of sorts for Ryan MacInnis. The lanky, 17-year-old product of the Kitchener Rangers grew up in St. Louis during his father’s […]

by · March 22, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft
Michael Dal Colle was the Islanders' first selection (fifth overall) in the first round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. (Terry Wilson /OHL Images)

Michael Dal Colle – One-on-One with 2014 NHL Draft Prospect

Maybe it’s because the game was played at the Scotiabank Saddledome – home of the Calgary Flames – but was difficult to speak to Michael Dal Colle at the 2014 […]

by · March 21, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft