Saturday, June 30th Rich here with some instant analysis on the big prospect news of the day. The Edmonton Oilers signed free-agent defenseman Justin Schultz today. This looks to be a great fit for both player and team, as the Oilers needed another puck-moving defenseman and Schultz will get an opportunity to play, [...]
Coming in with a few statistics on the 2012 NHL Draft.... Canadian Hockey League had 99 players selected in the 2012 NHL Draft comprising 47% of the 211 players including the top 5 selected players The Ontario Hockey League had 48 players drafted (the most of any league) which was the most by [...]
Yesterday, I released my report cards for 15 NHL clubs based on their weekend draft selections in 2012 NHL Draft Report Cards (Part One).
Today, Dobber Prospects gives you the second and final part grading the remaining 15 NHL teams' draft day work as well as compiling a quick Top 30 Ranking.
Monday, June 25th Over the course of the next few months, expect sporadic comments on the recently drafted players as more information comes out on them. Please check out DobberProspects’ front page for Part One of my 2012 NHL Draft Report Cards. Following the second part, I will release a 30 [...]
Over a two part series, I will break down how each team did at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Let me first caution you, that I am not familiar with all of the players drafted over the weekend but over the course of the next few months I will surely attempt to educate myself on all of them. As that happens, I will pass on what I am hearing from others who follow their play and/or leagues closely.
Now that the dust has settled, which teams did the best job of improving during the draft? Here is my list,with comments: 1. Montreal- Montreal landed forward Alex Galchenyuk, who could turn out to be the most productive player chosen this year. Swede Sebastian Collberg, rated a first-round talent, fell to [...]
Late Friday Night..... Random Thoughts on the first round of the NHL Draft (in point form...I am tired) - I have updated all of the profiles of the players drafted tonight. Feel free to browse through them if you need to know more on them. Expect more in-depth breakdowns from me over the [...]