Top Five Prospects
According to NHL Central Scouting.
After the picking order was determined this week, there's already trade buzz circulating for the top five picks, including a play by the Oilers for the No. 2 overall pick.
Corey Pronman goes back to 2010 and re-drafts the first round, with a couple of big changes in the top five.
Where do Connor McDavid and other top draft prospects rank against those from recent classes? Corey Pronman ranks the top 30 of the past three years.
Corey Pronman explains why the team drafting third in the 2015 NHL draft should take Mitch Marner or Dylan Strome over Noah Hanifin.
Corey Pronman assesses how Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel would fit for the NHL's lottery teams, and their standings impact in the first five seasons.
Corey Pronman explains why Lawson Crouse is such a divisive prospect -- and why he should be drafted in the top 10 this summer.
In my very preliminary draft rankings, I noted that there is no debate over the top prospect for the 2015 NHL draft: It's Erie Otters center Connor McDavid.
The 2015 NHL draft class contains four elite prospects, although there is a clear separation between Connor McDavid and the next three players. The draft is being promoted as a "superdraft" comparable to 2003, but I think that's a stretch at this point.
Top 100 Index | Top 10 Goalies | Best skill setsWe’re days away from the 2014 NHL draft, with the festivities getting underway Friday at 7 p.
Mock Draft 1.0 | Top 100 draft prospects | Top 30 prospects of past three yearsOne of the challenges in describing draft prospects is the specific degree of skill a player has in a particular area.
Continuing a tradition we began last year, we're going back five years to see how different the first round of the NHL draft would play out if GMs had the benefit of 100 percent accurate foresight as to how draft prospects would pan out.
This project asks a simple question: If the top draft prospects of the past three draft classes (2012 to 2014) were all in the same class, which players would be ranked the highest?
The decision on the No. 1 ranking in my recent top 100 NHL draft prospects was the toughest to make among the top 10.I'll address the process I used to make the call in two parts: The first is why Aaron Ekblad is a superior talent to Sam Bennett and the rest of the field, and the second is an explanation of why Ekblad's risks were not risky enough to push Bennett or any of the other top forwards ahead of him.
The Pittsburgh Penguins fired general manager Ray Shero this past week following a Game 7 loss to the New York Rangers. Evaluating the merits of an executive is tough, because so much of it can be process versus results, and it's tough to know exactly what parts of the process are due to the manager alone.
Earlier this month, the NHL held the lottery for the 2014 draft, with the Florida Panthers jumping the Buffalo Sabres to earn the top pick. But we’re not concerned about either of those teams just yet (well, the Sabres, in an indirect way).
CALGARY -- The Canadian Hockey League -- a collection of the major junior hockey leagues in Canada (QMJHL, OHL and WHL) -- staged its Top Prospects game this week, and I was on hand to take in the event, as well as connect with scouts and executives.