Tag Archive | "NHL Draft"

Rasmus Dahlin and Elias Pettersson among top prospects to crack NHL opening night rosters

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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The future is now when it comes to the NHL. Hockey fans are likely salivating at the chance to see some of the top prospects in hockey get their shot in the NHL this season. Many teams have now released their opening night rosters for 2018-19 — rookies aplenty. Arizona Coyotes Coyotes’ first-round pick Barrett…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.31 — Alexander Alexeyev

Friday, June 22, 2018

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Fresh off of the first Stanley Cup in franchise history, the Washington Capitals have already lost their head coach but own the No.31 and No.46 overall picks in the first two rounds.  The Capitals’ prospect pool isn’t overly exciting. Their top prospect is unquestionably goaltender Ilya Samsonov. The 21-year-old was the No.22 overall pick in…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.28 — Ty Dellandrea

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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The New York Rangers’ crazy first-round continues with the No.28 overall pick.  Despite already having a talented NHL roster and high-end prospects in their system, the Rangers are really putting themselves in a nice position with the 2018 draft.  We have them selecting Adam Boqvist with the No.9 overall pick—their own selection—Dominik Bokk with the…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.27 — Jett Woo

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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The Chicago Blackhawks missed the playoffs in 2018 but are set up well in the NHL Draft.  The Blackhawks selected forward Oliver Wahlstrom with the No.8 overall pick in the DFO Mock Draft and they also have the No.27 overall selection.  Chicago acquired this pick in the trade that sent winger Ryan Hartman to the…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.25 — Ryan McLeod

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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The Toronto Maple Leafs struggled mightily from 2014-to-2016 and that enabled them to draft William Nylander (No.8 in 2014), Mitch Marner (No.4 in 2015) and Auston Matthews (No.1 in 2016) and they have immediately become the core of their team.  Since then they have made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons but still have not made…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.24 — Jared McIsaac

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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The Minnesota Wild qualified for the playoffs for the sixth straight season and topped 100 points in each of their seasons under head coach Bruce Boudreau.  The Wild are in an interesting spot with most of their top prospects ready to transition into the NHL full-time but a loaded depth chart that could stop that…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.23 — Vitali Kravtsov

Monday, June 18, 2018

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The Anaheim Ducks qualified for the playoffs for the sixth consecutive year, but were bounced in the first round for third time during that span.  The Ducks managed to get 100-plus points for the fifth straight year, but will still own their highest draft pick since 2014—No.27 in ’15, No.24 in ’16 and No.50 in…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.22 — K’Andre Miller

Monday, June 18, 2018

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This should be the Ottawa Senators’ second pick in the first round.  The Senators sent a lottery protected first-round pick to the Colorado Avalanche in the Matt Duchene trade. They have the option of keeping the No.4 pick this year and sending next year’s first-round pick instead, but that could end up being the No.1…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.21 — Rasmus Sandin

Monday, June 18, 2018

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The San Jose Sharks were in the NHL playoffs for the third straight year under head coach Pete DeBoer.  The Sharks had 100 points (45-27-10) for first time since 2013-14 and made it to the second-round before being bounced by the Vegas Golden Knights.  They will need to make a splash with their first-round pick…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.20 — Akil Thomas

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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After missing the playoffs in 2017, the Los Angeles Kings were surprisingly back in the postseason in 2018, before being bounced in the first round by the even more surprising Vegas Golden Knights. The Kings have two really good prospects in their system (Gabriel Vilardi & Kale Clague) but don’t have the deepest system right…

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