Having covered the Top Prospects Game and now a Sudbury Wolves vs. London Knights game, here are some notes. It was cool to see Patrick Kane get his number retired for the Knights. I did go to see him live in his season there.
1) Chase Stillman – 2021 Draft –
This is not a mock draft. These are my early rankings and are subject to change as many times as I see fit.
Alexis Lafreniere – LW – Rimouski – QMJHL
Quinton Byfield – C – Sudbury – OHL
Lucas Raymond – W – Frolunda – SHL
Jamie Drysdale –
Dallas - - The 2020 Winter Classic had a lot of drama, fans, and atmosphere. A great game, perfect weather and perfect ice and the Dallas Stars scored four unanswered goals in a 4-2 comeback win over the Nashville Predators.
I talked about the classic on a lot of outlets. Here
Dallas - - The 2020 Winter Classic could be the warmest of the Classics. It is supposed to be overcast, and if it is, then it might not be bad. If the weather folks are wrong, then expect a delay in the game to start. It will be around 44
This is my list. The reader will surely think others are better and that’s fine. I had to project a few, and they aren’t in order. Here are the top 20 in my opinion:
Ryan O’Reilly – 33rd overall in 2009 – Colorado – 532 points in 772 games and one
I love the “what if” factor in simulated games like FHM6. I always wondered what would happen if the 1972 Rangers played the 1982 Islanders. That Rangers team was one of the best who never won a championship and that Islanders team destroyed the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup.
The Cotton Bowl is a very famous venue and on New Year’s Day, the Dallas Stars will host the Nashville Predators in the 2020 Winter Classic. I’ve wanted to go to this venue since the Houston Cougars lost a big game to Doug Flutie there. I was at U of
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League in association with National Hockey League Central Scouting announce the 40 players invited to compete in the 2020 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.
The 25th annual showcase of top CHL players eligible for the NHL Draft takes place on Thursday, January 16, 2020, and
PEBBLE BEACH, CALIF. (December 9, 2019) – National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman made the following statement after today’s Board of Governors meeting:
As one of the preeminent professional sports leagues in the world and the preeminent hockey league in the world, we recognize and embrace our role in setting an example.
Travis Konecny was always on a collision course with being an All-Star type winger. This didn’t start with Alain Vigneault and it won’t end with him either. Going back to his Ottawa 67’s days he was an exciting player who could score the exciting goal but also elevate his linemates.