Prospect Ramblings: Are we actually getting better at scouting?

Feb 18

*** One of the most fun (but often depressing) things to do is to look back at draft days from years past, and see the inevitable big misses. NHL teams' scouting departments aren't perfect and never …

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Montreal Canadiens Top Prospects

Nikita Scherbak

by Mike Barrett Feb 17, 2018, 11:05 am

Nikita Scherbak, LW/RW Shoots: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 192 Born: 1995-12-30 Hometown: Moskva, RUS Drafted: 2014 by Montreal Canadiens, 26th overall         Observations: February 2018 - Scherbak has flashed his major potential a few times since being recalled by Montreal this month, though most …


Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Mason McDonald

by Joel Henderson Feb 17, 2018, 3:46 pm

    Mason McDonald, G Catches: R Height: 6-4 Weight: 185 Born: 1996-04-23 Hometown: Halifax, NS, CAN Drafted: 2014 by the Calgary Flames, 34th overall       Observations: Feb 2018 - As much as David Rittich and Jon Gillies celebrate being at the NHL level, Mason McDonald …


Florida Panthers Top Prospects

Henrik Haapala

by Jokke Nevalainen Feb 18, 2018, 3:00 pm

Haapala, Henrik, LW/RW Shoots: L Height: 5-9 Weight: 165 Born: 1994-02-28 Hometown:  Lempaala, Finland Drafted: Undrafted       Observations: February 2018 – Haapala has been loaned to Tampere Tappara team in Liiga for the remainder of the 2017-2018 season. Haapala struggled to find a proper …


Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Morgan Klimchuk

by Brad Wilson Feb 17, 2018, 3:22 pm

  Morgan Klimchuk, LW Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Born: 1995-03-02 Hometown: Regina, SK, CAN Drafted: 2013 by Calgary Flames, 28th Overall     Observations: Feb 2018 - An incredibly underated player. He recieves his first call up to the NHL as the Flames place …


Vancouver Canucks Top Prospects

Brendan Gaunce

by Cam Robinson Feb 16, 2018, 1:16 pm

Brendan Gaunce, C Shoots: R Height: 6-2 Weight: 212 Born: 1994-03-25 Hometown: Markham, Ontario Drafted: 2012 by Vancouver Canucks, 26th Overall           Observations: February 2018 - Gaunce has continued to find a role on the Canucks, albeit a small one. The former first round …


Prospects Rambling

Prospect Ramblings: Barzal Keeps Rolling, Yamamoto Rising & The Five Nations Tournament

by Cam Robinson Feb 16, 2018, 1:17 pm

    Well, I’m back! I’ve been on the shelf for a few weeks after a little snowboarding incident resulted in the dreaded concussion-like symptoms (aka. a concussion - see it's not that hard to just say …


Ottawa Senators Top Prospects

Aaron Luchuk

by Cam Robinson Feb 16, 2018, 10:59 pm

Aaron Luchuk, C Shoots: L Height: 5-10 Weight: 184 Born: 1997-04-04 Hometown:  Kingston, ONT Drafted: Signed as Free Agent by Ottawa Senators             Observations: February 2018 - After going undrafted in all years of eligibility, Aaron Luchuk was sought after and signed by the Ottawa Senators …