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The Hockey Writers

A Draft of the Rangers’ Best Picks

The New York Rangers may not have the greatest overall success when it comes to gaining stars from the NHL Entry Draft, especially when it comes to early draft picks. However, there have been diamonds and hidden gems that the team has selected since the draft’s inception in 1963. Entering the 2019 draft, barring any […] The post A Draft of the Rangers’ Best Picks appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

The Hockey Writers

Meet the Steal of the 2019 NHL Draft

We continue our series getting you ready for the 2019 NHL Draft. The time has come to identify my steal of this draft. This year, we’re taking a different approach than normal. In past seasons, we reserved our selections for steal of the draft to those down on the draft list who we thought could […] The post Meet the Steal of the 2019 NHL Draft appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Pension Plan Puppets

The Leafs Pre-Draft Cupboard is Always Bare

A look at the depth chart and who is in the pipeline before the draft changes everything. We’re at that time of the year where the roster and the list of prospects is thinnest, but it’s a good idea to look them over before the draft and see where the holes are. First, the pipeline, which is a sad and short list. For these purposes, this is every unsigned draft pick, or those signed to NHL contracts, but loaned back to junior hockey. There are a few players out there the Leafs have technical signing rights too, but they aren’t really prospects. If you want to keep up with all the...

Silver Seven

Cost Per Pointcast: Draft Debaters Part 4, feat. Cam Robinson & Chris Peters

It’s draft week, as we wrap up the Draft Debaters series. Happy draft week! In the 50th (!!!) episode of the Cost Per Pointcast, we close out the Draft Debaters series with ESPN’s Chris Peters and Dobber’s Cam Robinson. They debate their most differently ranked prospects, which you can find listed below with the time stamps. 0:00 — Introduction 1:15 — Ville Heinola 10:21 — Raphaël Lavoie 21:24 — Vladislav Kolyachonok 33:02 — Alex Vlasic 49:46 — Potential late round steals If you enjoy the podcast, you can give us a five-star rating on iTunes. You can also find new new...

Last Word on Hockey

Shane Pinto Scouting Report: 2019 NHL Draft #77

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2019 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the site that will bring you analytical and critical profiles and scouting reports! Last Word On Hockey Prospects is your new headquarters for everything “NHL Draft”! We have a complete listing of our draft articles here. Today we look at Lincoln Stars forward Shane Pinto. Drafted in the 21st...

Last Word on Hockey

Daniil Misyul Scouting Report: 2019 NHL Draft #78

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2019 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the site that will bring you analytical and critical profiles and scouting reports! Last Word On Hockey Prospects is your new headquarters for everything “NHL Draft”! We have a complete listing of our draft articles here. Today we look at Russian defenceman Daniil Misyul. Daniil Misyul got his...

The Hockey Writers

Senators: 5 Free Agent Options

The 2019 NHL Entry Draft is fast approaching, and teams have the majority of their focus on the draft. But teams will also need to keep an eye just past the draft, to July 1 and the start of free agency. The opening day of free agency is one of the biggest days on the […] The post Senators: 5 Free Agent Options appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

On the Forecheck

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: If You Build It...

It’s the NHL Draft, rebuild, questionable contracts, and unreasonable trades time of year again. Hockey News & Rants Predators Add Scuderi, Bordeleau, Rook to Hockey Operations Staff | NHLThere’s no time like right before the NHL Draft to switch up your development staff. 148th Overall: 5th-Round Options for the Nashville Predators | On the ForecheckEric is back at it, bringing you the breakdown for who the Predators should select in the fifth round. Predators looking for best player with 24th overall pick in NHL Draft | The TennesseanThere’s a lot of talent to go in the first...

PensBurgh

NHL Draft: Zeroing in on Penguins’ first round pick possibilities

With the draft approaching, so too is Pittsburgh’s 21st overall selection. With the 2019 NHL Draft quickly approaching, one of my favorite looks at scouting is TSN’s Bob McKenzie’s ranking. McKenzie polls 10 scouts across the league and compiles an average, giving a pretty good sense of how the league evaluators are ranking and sorting the prospects. Because the Penguins are picking 21st, I cropped McKenzie’s final rankings a bit high and low. First of all, it’s worth noting they have the top goalie prospect Spencer Knight at 12, which seems very high, and it’s...

A Winning Habit

Montreal Canadiens: Could Peyton Krebs Drop To 15 At NHL Draft?

The Montreal Canadiens have the 15th overall selection at the upcoming NHL Draft. Peyton Krebs was ranked very high but could an injury see him drop to the Habs? The Montreal Canadiens just barely missed the NHL Playoffs. They were in the dreaded position of being the best team in the league that did not […] Montreal Canadiens: Could Peyton Krebs Drop To 15 At NHL Draft? - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Sportsnet.ca

Fuelling The Future: Whitehorse native Dylan Cozens

Looking ahead to the 2019 NHL draft, Dylan Cozens is a top rated prospect, which is an oddity in itself, as Cozens hails from Whitehorse, Yukon, an area of Canada that has never produced a first round draft pick. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Editor In Leaf

Should the Toronto Maple Leafs Try to Get Back into 1st Round of Draft?

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be in Vancouver this weekend for the NHL Draft. The Toronto Maple Leafs traded their first round pick (along with some B level prospects) to the LA Kings for Jake Muzzin just prior to the NHL’s trade deadline last January. The deal unquestionably helps the Leafs, but without a first […] Should the Toronto Maple Leafs Try to Get Back into 1st Round of Draft? - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Hockey Writers

John Beecher – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

John Beecher 2018-19 Team: U.S. National Development Team (#17)Date of Birth: April 5, 2001Place of Birth: Elmira, New YorkHt: 6-foot-3 Wt: 209 poundsShoots: LeftPosition: CenterNHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible Rankings The Hockey Writers (Pike’s Picks): 43rd (final) Future Considerations: 33rd (final) ISS: outside of first round (April) Bob McKenzie: 41st (June) Craig Button: 45th […] The post John Beecher – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Eyes On The Prize

2019 Draft profile: Bobby Brink rose through the ranks with an amazing season

Brink possesses elite vision and great hands, but needs to add to his pace. Bobby Brink is an intriguing option at right wing in this coming draft. In the eyes of many scouts, he has the tools and potential to be a very good NHL prospect. He has top qualities that make him an excellent pick somewhere in the middle of the first round. He was by far one of the best player in the USHL this season. He was a driving force and a play-driver on whichever line his coach put him on; the spark that made the line go into overdrive. Though Brink has an incredible hockey sense, one of best at...

The Hockey Writers

Blackhawks’ Toews: The Past, Present, and Future

The Chicago Blackhawks will have the third-overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft this weekend. Speculation over this pick seems to be never-ending and it’s no secret that it’s the most important draft pick the Blackhawks will have this year. They have a history of strong third-overall picks, including current captain Jonathan Toews, who […] The post Blackhawks’ Toews: The Past, Present, and Future appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

All About The Jersey

DitD & Open Post - 6/19/19: No Jake Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 6/19/19 Here are your links for today: Devils Links The Devils have announced their 2019-2020 preseason schedule. Here are the details on the seven games they’ll play: [NHL] Ray Shero stops by the Devils “Road to the Draft” podcast for a chat: [NHL] Hockey Links No Trouba for you ... ba. TRANSACTION: The Winnipeg Jets have acquired D - Neal Pionk and a first-round selection, 20th overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft from the New York Rangers in exchange for D - Jacob Trouba.— Winnipeg Jets PR (@WpgJetsPR) June 17, 2019 The top pending...

Sportsnet.ca

Canucks search for blue line help before draft as market heats up

For the one or two defencemen the Canucks require to seriously push for a playoff spot next season, GM Jim Benning must go on the trade market. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Sportsnet.ca

Crickets between Maple Leafs, Mitch Marner heading into draft

Hockey Central insider Nick Kypreos talks about the Toronto Maple Leafs’ approach to signing Mitch Marner. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Stanley Cup of Chowder

Philip Tomasino is looking like the diamond in the rough of 2019

The Mississauga product’s poise, play, and possible wild success at the NHL level will have people wondering how on earth he’d ever drop this far with the game he has. Analysis: The draft is a spooky thing. Surefire first and second-overall picks can have glaring flaws in their game nobody bothered to correct, and the actual best player in a given year’s first round can end up being #23 or something like that. Matter of fact, it seems like every year there’s always some late-first rounder than ends up being a way bigger deal than anyone could’ve previously thought. While the...

Hockey Wilderness

Wilderness Walk: Moving Season

NHL Draft and possible cap woes will make for a busy week, plus NHL news and notes The NHL offseason was already set to be busy. Then, on Tuesday, rumors that the salary cap would be less than the projected $83,000,000 made their way to twitter: NHL and NHLPA meeting today. Among topics, next years cap projection. Some believe the cap will be around $82 mil. A lower cap means lower escrow. Obviously, teams with cap issues were hoping it would be closer to $83 mil. Should be finalized this week.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 18, 2019 And then, the news got worse: Multiple...

Broad Street Hockey

Wednesday Morning Fly By: Welcome to silly season

Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes… *Seven years, $50 million. That is wild. [BSH] *He also went and traded for Justin Braun from the San Jose Sharks. [BSH] *Always fun to see the reaction to these kinds of trades from the other side. [Fear The Fin] *It’s just... Chuck keeps getting other teams out of cap hell. It’s weird. I don’t love it. [ProHockeyTalk] *Not sure what’s coming down the pike but it sure is getting crowded on the back end. [Courier-Post] *Anyhoo, the draft. The Flyers have made some good picks over the...

The Cannon

The Cannon Cast Episode 17: The playoffs are over and the signings have started

The offseason starts for everyone now The Cannon Cast is a day later than usual because of some technical difficulties (which means we finally have a lost episode), but that gave us extra time to marinate on the Markus Hännikäinen signing and for the Cleveland Monsters to sign a coach. Check out this episode of our Columbus Blue Jackets podcast as we talk about all of that as well as the world champion St. Louis Blues, who the CBJ should go after and...oh yeah, the draft is this weekend, right? In this episode, we chat about: How wrong were we about St. Louis? Is Brett Hull still...

Winging It In Motown

Quick Hits: The Development Camp Dates Edition

In Red Wings Land Wings to hold 2019 Development Camp at Little Caesars Arena June 25-29 | DetroitRedWings.com The camp begins on Tuesday, June 25 and features on-ice skill development and off-ice workouts each day, ending with a three-on-three tournament on Friday, June 28 and a Red & White Game on Saturday, June 29. Who will Steve Yzerman and the Red Wings select with the 6th overall pick this Friday at the NHL Draft? I don’t know, but you’ll likely get to see him skating in Detroit next week. Tickets for fans to attend camp are free too. Around the League Trouba trade adds Canadian...

Eyes On The Prize

Wednesday Links & Open thread: Charles Hudon turns down his qualifying offer

In today’s links, Charles Hudon’s future may not involve the Canadiens, Nick Suzuki looks forward to the draft for his brother Ryan, and fallout from the Jacob Trouba trade. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Charles Hudon has declined a qualifying offer from the Montreal Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette] 15th overall seems like a long way away from the blue chip prospects that the lottery winners can select from, but history indicates that the Habs still have hope. [Montreal Gazette] Phillip Danault gives you his choice list of Franco music. [Montreal Canadiens] They might be rivals -...

Vancouver Courier

The 20 best names available in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft

The Canucks have drafted extremely well over the last couple years. No, I’m not talking about drafting future superstars or quality NHL depth; I’m talking about drafting players with great names. At the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Canucks selected one of the best names available in the fourth round when they picked defenceman Jack Rathbone. In 2018, they grabbed another defenceman with one of the best names in the draft when they got Jett Woo in the second round. That’s two elite names in back-to-back drafts. Add in some solid depth names like Petrus Palmu and Artem Manukyan, and the...

Buffalo Sabres win 2018 NHL Draft Lottery

Watch as the Buffalo Sabres beat out the Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes to win the 2018 NHL Draft lottery. ----------------------------------------------

Senators, Sabres most desperate teams in Rasmus Dahlin sweepstakes?

Good show discussion with guest host Matthew Barnaby on why the Ottawa Senators and the Buffalo Sabres are the two most desperate teams for the first overall pick at the 2018 NHL Draft.

Predators salute Neal, Golden Knights' Karlsson scores seconds later

The Nashville Predators gave an ovation to James Neal, who played three seasons with the team before being acquired by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft. William Karlsson then scores on the power play.