Prospect Ramblings – Awards and Pre-Draft Day Talk – June 21 2018

Pat Quinn



Welcome to this Thursday ramblings, or as I am calling it the “pre-draft day prospect reading” day.




So what can I really say? I know I will be tuning in to the draft day festivities and having to miss most of my baseball game Friday. I just hope this time the draft does not take two plus hours as I swear last years did. I remember sitting there saying “can you just hurry up!!!” As they all went over their five minute allotted time and there were so many commercials. Anyway this is to say I just hope it goes faster and isn’t as frustratingly boring thanks to the on air personalities.


Funny draft day Bill Burr segment (no this is not how I feel on the subject of watching the draft, I just love Bill Burr):




NSFW Language






Sorry Oilers fans… you deserve so much better than Chiarelli




Well since we are on the Prospect Ramblings and the awards just happened it has given me a great thing to highlight!


{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Calder Trophy voting breakdown (voted on by PHWA) <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; Sean Leahy (@Sean_Leahy) <a href=””>June 21, 2018</a></blockquote>{/source}


Mat Barzal kind of ran away with the Calder voting with oh just 158 more first place votes than second place. Pretty much deserved. I hope Tavares stays on the Islanders so we can see a JT-Barzal led team terrorize the league for many years. ….Also sorry Oilers fans as Griffin Reinhart never really panned out, like absolutely NO ONE predicted.


Boeser getting second place was also deserved, I wonder if voting would have been tighter had he been healthy all year.


Very tight race all around as Keller just edged out McAvoy and Gourde for third. No complaints




Hilarious find on twitter:


Let me know if you notice something odd about the all-star voting for centre from the PROFESSIONAL Hockey Writers Association:


{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Voting for the NHL All-Star Teams by members of the PHWA.<br><br>Center: <a href=”″></a></p>&mdash; PHWA (@ThePHWA) <a href=””>June 21, 2018</a></blockquote>{/source}


If you didn’t spot it well apparently Taylor Hall got a first place vote for centre. And Claude Giroux got two second place votes and seven thirds… where he played the majority of the year (if not all of it) at LW.


You’ll see Giroux second here:


{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Left wing: <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; PHWA (@ThePHWA) <a href=””>June 21, 2018</a></blockquote>{/source}


And on RW here:


{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Right wing: <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; PHWA (@ThePHWA) <