As soon as the Edmonton Oilers drafted Connor McDavid everyone presumed the battle of Alberta to be over, but thanks to poor drafting, signings and lack of execution…. The Calgary Flames have passed the Oilers. If you’re asking me if I’d take Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl over Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau that’s an easy answer, I’d be taking Connor McDavid and a player … Continue reading The Flames Have Passed the Oilers
The 2018-19 Continental Cup stage is set.
What do Dan Boyle, Curtis Joseph, Brian Rafalski, Adam Oates, Ed Belfour and Martin St Louis all have in common?
John Tavares will meet with 5 teams at his agency this week in LA. Tavares is unable to sign anything (outside of Brooklyn) until July 1st. The teams are reported to be the Maple Leafs, Stars, Sharks, Bruins, and Lightning. The Islanders are obviously in the running still and GM Lou Lamoriello will reportedly be in LA this week just to ‘stay close’ to the … Continue reading Why John Tavares isn’t Leaving New York
1. Buffalo- Rasmus Dahlin Best defensemen to come into the draft in the last 20 years. There’s a reason he is being compared to Nick Lidstrom. 2. Carolina- Andrei Svechnikov 40 goals in 44 games. An absolute sniper who can score many different ways. Is he closer to Vladimir Tarasenko or Nail Yakupov? 3. Montreal- Jesperi Kotkaniemi Biggest riser in a draft that seemed to … Continue reading NHL Mock Draft: 1-15
Xavier Bouchard, Defense Baie-Comeau Drakkar 6’3 191 65GP 3G 18A 21P 52PIM -30 Played on a very average Baie-Comeau team. A big right shot defencemen is what lots of teams want in todays NHL so Bouchard will be drafted on that alone. Had a down year from last year and was a -30 but played a more defensive role on a better team. Still … Continue reading NHL draft profile: Xavier Bouchard
Adam Mascherin, Left Wing Kitchener Rangers 5’9 197 67GP 40G 46A 86P 20PIM +14 Once drafted by Florida but refused to sign. Adam Mascherin is going back into the draft. He is as good of scorer in the middle rounds that you’re going to find. Also undersized but weighs almost 200 pounds and can be a bull in front of the net. A very … Continue reading NHL draft profile: Adam Mascherin
James Malm, Centre Vancouver Giants 5’9 164lbs 72GP 19G 47A 66P 26PIM +6 An undersized play-making centre. Not going to be a big scorer at any level but can get it to guys who can score. His line mate Ty Ronning had a career high 61 goals (all the way up from 31). Malm only had 2 points in 25 games in his first … Continue reading NHL draft profile: James Malm
Jakub Skarek is big, moves well and seems almost NHL ready, so why would teams pass up on him?
Since 2010 the Manitoba Junior Hockey League has had 12 alumni drafted to the NHL.