Prospect Pulse: Mocking the Draft

With the draft a little less than a fortnight away, the usual spate of mock draft lists are popping up. This year’s edition is a little tougher to gauge, with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins only recently becoming the consensus #1, and that consensus isn’t slam dunk by any stretch. For today’s Prospect Pulse, I figured I would […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Columns,NHL Draft,Prospect Pulse,Prospect Pulse on June 14, 2011

2011 NHL Entry Draft Analysis: Winnipeg/Manitoba First Round Primer

We’re number 7! Well, the good news for Winnipeg/Manitoba hockey fans is that might mean the chance to draft the next Jeff Skinner for our new NHL franchise. Winnipeg/Manitoba will have the 7th overall pick at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Friday, June 24, 2011 and if last year’s 7th overall pick, […]

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Features,Illegal Curve News,Jets Prospect Pulse,NHL Draft,NHL Draft Preview,Prospect Pulse,Roster Analysis,Winnipeg Jets on June 7, 2011

A Review of Draft Weekend

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Entry Draft in Montreal.  While I do not have anything to compare this to, seeing as I had never been to an Entry Draft prior to this weekend, I was pleasantly surprised by the experience. First off, the City of Montreal was […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Features,NHL Draft on June 30, 2009

Day 1 of the NHL Combine News and Notes

TSN was blogging the entire day of testing and here are some of the interesting notes: Possible #1 selection and OHL leading scorer John Tavares did not do upper-body exercises at all, leading to speculation that he has an upper-body injury. He did do 46 sit-ups, which is one of the highest totals seen on the day. […]

Posted by David Minuk in General NHL,News You Can Use,NHL Draft on May 29, 2009

Afternoon Delight: No Theme Detected

Taking Note tells us that Buffalo, New York will host the 2011 World Juniors. The city was chosen over Grand Forks, ND and Minneapolis/St.Paul,MN. No big surprise here. The proximity to Canada was obviously a big selling point. Gregg Drinnan’s blog also notes that the Maple Leafs will be keeping Luke Schenn. Sort of classless […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Afternoon Delight,General NHL,NHL Draft,Toronto Maple Leafs on October 27, 2008

The Summer Hot List

The Hockey News profiles 10 prospects and their exploits playing summer hockey. 1. Taylor Hall, C – Windsor Spitfires (OHL): Yeah, that didn’t take long, did it? Hall torched the Americans for a hat trick in one of Team Canada’s exhibition games in preparation for the Ivan Hlinka under-18 tournament en route to a 6-4 […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in News You Can Use,NHL Draft on August 12, 2008

Victor Hedman Showing His Stuff at USA Hockey Junior Tourney

Victor Hedman, the towering Swedish defenseman chosen by Illegal Curve to go #1 overall next year, is strutting his stuff at the  USA Hockey tourney in Lake Placid. However, its not the stuff he was hoping to show. Team Sweden star Victor Hedman did not make the impression he hoped for Tuesday night in his […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in NHL Draft on August 11, 2008

Draft grades

From Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated: As much as Tampa Bay improved, top marks go to the Phoenix Coyotes, a team that last week lost Blake Wheeler, its 2004 first-rounder, and desperately needed some positive news. They got it by adding a veteran No. 1 center, Olli Jokinen, in a swap with the Panthers, and […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in NHL Draft,Phoenix Coyotes,Tampa Bay Lightning on June 23, 2008