Tampa - - In the wake of a 6-2 win by the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Colorado Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Final, something hit me like a lightning bolt. Ondrej Palat will be a free agent for the first time in his career this summer, and all signs
Here is my first list. There will be more. These are my rankings. This is not a mock draft.
Shane Wright – C – Kingston - OHL
Matthew Savoie – C – Winnipeg - WHL
Ivan Miroshnichenko – LW – Omskie - VHL
Logan Cooley – C – USA U-18
This Finnish right wing was drafted 132nd overall in 2018. The New York Rangers made the selection and so far, he looks like a fifth round steal. Now 22, and in North America, he looks like he could make a quick transition, starting out with the Hartford Wolfpack in the
1. Owen Power – Defense – Michigan - NCAA
2. Matty Beniers – Center – Michigan - NCAA
3. William Eklund - Left Wing – Djurgarden - SHL
4. Dylan Guenther – Right Wing - Edmonton – WHL
5. Luke Hughes – Defense – USA U-18 – NTDP
6. Simon Edvinsson – Defense - Frolunda
I think this is a good hire. Let’s get that out of the way. I’ve known “Lappy” for a long time, and he’s a hard worker, and that work ethic rubs off on his players.
“We all know our style, and I know what kind of guy I am,” Laperriere stated.
Cam York has been a player I’ve followed for years now. I watched him grow up in the NTDP, seeing him in various games and tournaments over the years, and now he’s inching closer to turning pro.
York was a player who greatly benefitted from Flyers Rookie Camp, you remember, back
The Flyers drafted Mason Millman 103rd overall in the 2019 NHL Draft and he could end up being a steal. I wrote this about him during last year’s rookie camp:
I had a chance to see him this year while playing for the Saginaw Spirit. They’re a good team and he’s
Morgan Barron is a star winger for Cornell University, and he happens to be a draft pick of the New York Rangers. In what’s looking like a tremendous pick, he was taken 174th overall in 2017.
At 6-2, 209 pounds, he has the body of a power forward and he’s not
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
Brady Tkachuk loves hockey. Hockey brings his joy and that joy is passed on to his teammates on and off the ice. You can tell, even as a rookie, that he’s one of the most popular players on the team. Even if he was a mucker and grinder, he’d still