Weekly Prospect Report: Seider, Abramov, Lundell, Lapierre & More

Welcome to the Weekly Prospect Report. Here, we’ll take a look at some key names over the past week that are a big part of the next wave of NHL stars. This column will dive into both NHL-affiliated and draft-eligible prospects, focusing mainly on those outside the NHL. Related: Weekly Prospect Report: Puistola, Knight, Askarov, Lundell […]

Prospect Profile: An Early Look at Quinton Byfield

Eric Lindros.  That has been the tagline to describe Quinton Byfield recently. While this comparison may be a bit exaggerated and unfair, it does display how high many believe his ceiling can be. His physical appearance alone is very intriguing. There are not many strong skating 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, 17-year-old centers in the hockey world, […]

2020 NHL Draft: 15 Risers From Hlinka Gretzky Cup

The Hlinka Gretzky Cup always impacts my preseason rankings for the NHL draft. This year was no exception, with several prospects on the rise for 2020 thanks to their performances at that best-on-best showcase to start the draft year. Others improved their stock, even if they didn’t rise much in my rankings. That includes the […]

5 Fast Facts: Penguins’ Samuel Poulin

report this ad It’s been five years since the Pittsburgh Penguins had a chance to make a first-round pick in the NHL Entry Draft, the last being current Toronto Maple Leafs winger Kasperi Kapanen in 2014. Maple Leafs right wing Kasperi Kapanen was the Penguins’ last first-round pick in 2014. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports) While […]

Ducks Address Center, Defense Needs at Draft

report this ad The 2019 NHL Draft has come and gone, and the Anaheim Ducks now have the rights to seven new players that they hope will someday make the NHL. The consensus among draft experts is that general manager Bob Murray, and the Ducks had a strong performance at the draft filling their need […]

Canadiens Pick Cole Caufield #15 Overall

report this ad With the 15th Pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the Montreal Canadiens Have Selected Cole Caufield From the U.S. NTDP About Cole Caufield If we’ve learned anything in recent years, it’s that size isn’t everything in the NHL. While there is still a stigma surrounding smaller players, they’ve proven time and […]

2019 Columbus Blue Jackets Offseason Guide

report this ad The Columbus Blue Jackets enter a very interesting and uncertain next few weeks. It starts with the NHL Entry Draft Friday. Then free agency and the rest of the offseason come quickly behind it. What can we expect from the Blue Jackets? The thing is, I’m not sure anyone outside the walls […]

2019 NHL Draft: QMJHL Sleeper Picks

report this ad The 2018 NHL Entry Draft was a bounce-back year for the QMJHL. Four players were selected in the first round, double the results of 2016 and 2017. Filip Zadina was the first taken from the league at sixth overall by the Detroit Red Wings. Noah Dobson nearly joined him in the top […]

2019 NHL Draft Consensus Final Rankings

By Ryan Pike June 18th, 2019 report this ad The 2018-19 hockey season is over and the 2019 NHL Draft is almost upon us. The major rankings entities have all deliberated and compiled their final draft rankings. Thus, it’s time for the final 2019 NHL Draft Consensus Rankings, averaging out the variation in the major […]