Jakub Nakladal - D
Hometown: Hradec Kralove, CZE
Drafted: Undrafted, Signed with Flames May 2015
Rookie NHLers, NCAA scoring leaders, three performing goalies, and more… *** Daniel Sprong is in a bit of a confounding position. He is 18, has played eight games with one point, is getting 10 minutes a game and infrequent PP usage, and has had multiple healthy scratches. Yet he is visibly dangerous on the ice [...]
Training camps makes and breaks, including Sprong, Panarin, Donskoi, Slepyshev and more. *** This is it! The beginning of hockey season, the end of training camps, the realization of many young players dreams even as others’ are delayed. The past week or so is just about as good as it gets for prospect info; [...]
The first picks get first stars, looking at next first picks, the Dobber Expert’s League draft and more.. *** I know it is only preseason, but after the summer it sure feels like prime hockey season. Drafts are happening, pre-season scrambles in keeper leagues, actual hockey being played on the ice, [...]
With the Canadian National Junior Team Summer Showcase (NJTS) and American National Junior Evaluation Camp (NJEC) recently wrapping up, what better time for my first ever Ramblings? I’m incredibly excited to be a small part of the Prospect Ramblings rotation, and hope I can fill the big shoes of the other outstanding writers who make [...]
Summer development camps, trading for Eichel and more...
Welcome back to the ramblings. After taking some time off to decompress from the draft, Brendan, Zach and I will bring you ramblings on a weekly cadence for the rest of the summer as prospect news starts to slow down.
This week is actually one of the more action-packed of the summer as development camps are going on around the league.
Connor McDavid impressed in his first scrimmage, scoring five goals. Generational player. Jack Eichel, on the other hand, drew 17,000 fans to his first public scrimmage, but didn’t even record a point as Sam Reinhart stole the show! Bust. Honestly though, the McEichel hasn’t missed a beat, post draft, and while it is hard to not talk about them, we will do our best to refrain from updating you on every nice play they pull in a non-contact practice against a seventh round pick.
The final game of the Cup, the final game of the other Cup, and more... *** Well, that’s it. It’s always kind of a bittersweet day for me. On one hand, I loved watching the final game, it was great. On the other… That is all the hockey we get. Nothing more until [...]