DPR Episode 46: World Junior Preview and Brayden Olafson on AHL Top Prospect Developing Franchises

By |2018-12-16T13:41:18-05:00December 16th, 2018|DobberProspects Report|

Episode 46 starts off with a shout out roll call to some related Podcasts you may want to follow; Hockey Night In Canada Podcast with host Rob Pizzo, Keeping Karlsson and last episode guest co-host Pete Jensen from NHL.com and host of NHL Fantasy on Ice, and Hockey Dummies where I goest on their latest [...]

Nolan Patrick

By |2018-06-13T16:49:30-04:00April 15th, 2018|Prospect - Graduates|

A   Nolan Patrick, C Shoots: R Height: 6-03 Weight: 198 Born: 1998-09-19 Hometown:  Winnipeg, MB, CAN Drafted: 1st round 2017 2nd overall PHI           Observations: April 2018 - April 2018 – Don’t let his season totals fool you, barring injury Nolan Patrick is going places. He will likely be learning more [...]

Nico Hischier

By |2018-05-16T12:06:02-04:00December 14th, 2017|Prospect - Graduates|

  Nico Hischier, C Shoots: L Height: 6-0 Weight: 174 Born: 1999-01-04 Hometown:  Naters, SUI Drafted: 1st round 2017 (1st overall)           Observations: Dec 2017 - With over a third of the season over Nico Hischier has lived up to the lofty expectations of him. Hischier has produced at a 0.67 [...]

July 31-in-31: Winnipeg Jets

By |2018-06-12T11:04:18-04:00July 31st, 2017|Feature Story|

  NHL Entry Draft   The Jets used all eight of their picks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and the clear focus was stocking the prospects cupboard full of defensemen. The team selected just two forwards at the draft, while obtaining plenty of size to go along with skating ability on the back end. [...]

Washington Capitals July 31-in-31

By |2018-06-12T11:04:26-04:00July 30th, 2017|Feature Story|

WASHINGTON CAPITALS JULY 31-in-31 2017  The Capitals had a light draft, with only four picks, and concentrated those picks in prospect areas they are already deep on. Three of the four Capitals picks were defensemen and all are definitely not locks to ever to make the NHL as they were taken in the fourth to [...]

July 31-in-31: Tampa Bay Lightning

By |2018-06-12T11:05:00-04:00July 26th, 2017|Feature Story|

A common anecdote in the Lightning front office since the “Summer of Stamkos” has been the pressure that the NHL salary cap has enforced on their group of developing players. While the Lightning have been successful in developing players from within their own system, sooner or later, they all need to get paid. The Lightning [...]

July-31-in-31: St. Louis Blues

By |2018-06-12T11:05:22-04:00July 25th, 2017|Feature Story|

For a team like St. Louis that is already a potential powerhouse franchise, the 2017 draft was superb. The key to the St. Louis Blues is that they draft based on players they believe can be molded into playing their style.  The St. Louis Blues are also unafraid to draft Russian players and have no [...]

July 31-in-31: San Jose Sharks

By |2018-06-12T11:05:37-04:00July 24th, 2017|Feature Story|

The San Jose Sharks were movers and shakers this offseason as is the custom of general manager Dealin’ Doug Wilson. Wilson sent a wave through his prospect pool with a pair of deals that sent two first round picks packing and had a solid 2017 Entry Draft even if the front office seemed to go [...]

July 31-in-31: Ottawa Senators

By |2018-06-12T11:06:53-04:00July 21st, 2017|Feature Story|

The Senators have done a nice job over the past couple of drafts assembling a stable of high end prospects in the way of Thomas Chabot, Colin White, Logan Brown. The 2017 draft class likely won’t yield any talent at that level but they did well working with what they had. As a result of [...]

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