Philadelphia Flyers – 30 in 30

By |2016-09-07T22:19:40-04:00September 7th, 2016|Feature Story|

  The days of poor drafting are slowly coming to an end as Ron Hextall and Co. have been able to walk away from recent drafts with some pretty good hauls. The Flyers have bolstered their prospect pool, but most impressively done so by drafting from the back-end out. With players like Ivan Provorov (7th, [...]

Washington Capitals 30 in 30

By |2016-09-15T23:18:42-04:00August 29th, 2016|Feature Story|

  The Washington Capitals are currently in Stanley Cup contention mode as they have made little to no roster moves throughout this off season. It appears the Capitals are keeping in mind the future of the organization by not moving many of their young prospects for rentals. With as many as six contracts potentially coming [...]

Vancouver Canucks – August 30 in 30

By |2016-08-29T00:30:28-04:00August 28th, 2016|Feature Story|

  While the Vancouver Canucks have taken a significant stumble down the standings from their days of winning back-to-back President’s Trophies in 2011 and 2012, their prospect pipeline has certainly been trending in the right direction. This is in large part to the hiring of oft-maligned GM, Jim Benning and a re-shuffling of the scouting [...]

Pittsburgh Penguins: August 30 in 30

By |2016-08-23T08:38:30-04:00August 23rd, 2016|Feature Story|

The Penguins needed, and got, significant contributions from prospects en route to a Stanley Cup championship. A case could be made that netminder Matt Murray was Pittsburgh’s playoff MVP. Forwards Conor Sheary, Tom Kühnhackl and Bryan Rust also contributed significantly to the team’s post-season success, while forwards Oskar Sundqvist and Scott Wilson as well as [...]

Ottawa Senators: August 30 in 30

By |2016-08-22T19:43:31-04:00August 22nd, 2016|Feature Story|

On the whole, the draft has not been a kind beast to the Senators this decade. While they have had a measure of success in unearthing potential gems in the later rounds, a number of their first round picks have not panned out as hoped. This tweet was included in last month’s article but it [...]

New York Islanders: August 30 in 30

By |2016-08-18T17:48:23-04:00August 19th, 2016|Feature Story|

The Islanders continue to boast one of the best prospect pools in the league. The talent they have up front is unparalleled, with the possible exception of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The impressive part about the Islanders is that they have, for the most part, been able to accumulate this talent using mid to late [...]

Nashville Predators – August 30 in 30

By |2016-08-17T19:28:57-04:00August 17th, 2016|Feature Story|

The Nashville Predators continue to show an ability to retool on the fly as they have a solid set of prospects despite being a consistent contender in the Central division. The Predators average first pick in the draft over the last five year is 25th.   The strength of the Predators prospect is, as usual, [...]

Minnesota Wild: August 30 in 30

By |2016-08-16T11:54:34-04:00August 15th, 2016|Feature Story|

  The key takeaway from the recent developments in the Minnesota Wild system: Help is on the way. The Minnesota Wild is angling to put a cork in all the heartache and disappointment that they’ve been mired in and start fresh with offensive savant Bruce Boudreau serving as bench boss. They seem to be more [...]

Prospect Ramblings – Rising prospects from our scouts (August 14 2016)

By |2016-08-14T14:56:13-04:00August 14th, 2016|Prospects Rambling|

Reviewing our scouts' rising prospect picks from each team in our 30-in-30 series in this Sunday Ramblings... *** If you've been following our August 30-in-30 series so far (click here for a full list of articles), you'll have noticed that most scouts included a list of rising prospects in their respective organizations. Given that we [...]

Detroit Red Wings: August 30 in 30

By |2016-08-12T22:22:12-04:00August 11th, 2016|Feature Story|

The Red Wings prospect system is continually one of the strongest in the league with many players ready to take the next step to the NHL. Well stocked in all areas, the Wings will need to rely on cheaper options coming out of the minor league system this year due to cap restraints and there [...]