2017 NHL Draft My Top 45 Rankings Version 1.0
Nolan Patrick – 6-3, 198 - C – He plays a heavy game and gets better as the game goes on. Good on draws. Good stick on defense. Works hard in the corners. Excellent passer. Smooth skater gets in on the
Philadelphia - - Most people knew that Sebastian Aho had a boatload of talent even though the Carolina Hurricanes were lucky enough to draft him 35th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. It happens. The draft is a fluid situation and teams go by their boards and not enough
Philadelphia - - When you reach games 81 and 82 in the season a lot of teams will call up their prospects to reward them. Blue Jackets prospect, Gabriel Carlsson, got that treatment yesterday and he was paired with Seth Jones.
“It was a fun first game. Getting a feel for
Nolan Patrick – 6-3, 198 - C – He plays a heavy game and gets better as the game goes on. Good on draws. Good stick on defense. Works hard in the corners. Excellent passer. Smooth skater gets in on the net quickly.
Nico Hischier – 6-0, 174 –
Providence - -The constant at Harvard University is head coach, Ted Donato. He was a solid NHL player and he’s been guiding the ship since 2004. Jimmy Vesey aside, this team still has Alex Kerfoot (Devils), Ryan Donato (Ted’s son), and goalie Merrick Madsen (Flyers) to name a few. It’s
Analytics aren’t new to hockey but the debate over their importance still rages on, even though the quantitative evidence is front and center for everyone to see.
The Toronto Maple Leafs, long resistant to the analytics wave, embraced it once Brendan Shanahan took over as team president and this season
Princeton - - In a thrilling three-game series at Baker Rink, here are some players I really liked.
Eric Robinson – Junior – 6-2, 200 – LW – He skates well and enters the zone quickly. Sometimes to fire off a hard wrist shot and other times looking to make
Hackensack, NJ -- I was watching a very action-packed game between the USHL’s Cedar Rapids RoughRiders vs. the Waterloo Black Hawks. The level of play in the USHL continues to get better and Canadian snobs will always say their leagues are better, right now they are but who knows what
Philadelphia - - While the Philadelphia Flyers picked up an easy two points tonight blanking the Colorado Avalanche 4-0. The Avs didn’t play a good game at all. Trade rumors are still following this team and they will until the end of the trade deadline tomorrow.
Colorado coach, Jared Bednar has
Pittsburgh - - Marc-Andre Fleury didn’t play in the first Winter Classic in Buffalo. He was the Penguins #1 goalie but he was injured. He did skate around and was quoted because of his importance to the team. Then at the last Winter Classic in Pittsburgh in 2011 Fleury got