Prospect Ramblings: What is a second-round pick worth via trade? (Feb 7 2018)

By |2018-02-07T02:55:28-05:00February 7th, 2018|Prospects Rambling|

What is a second-round pick worth via trade?    Why not keep the pick and draft? I was in conversation on Twitter this week over Calgary's acquisition of Curtis Lazar last season. At the time, it was strange to pick up another asset that they would have to protect in the expansion draft, particularly because Lazar had one [...]

August 31-in-31: Columbus Blue Jackets

By |2018-06-12T11:02:40-04:00August 9th, 2017|Feature Story|

That was the Blue Jackets’ best year yet. Vaulting  from their previous 34-40-8 campaign and just 76 points (fourth-worst in the league), they earned the NHL’s fourth-highest point total with 108 and a 50-24-8 record landing  their first playoff berth since 2013-14, tasting the postseason for only the third time in their 17-year history. Unfortunately [...]

Youngblood Talks WJC – Team USA

By |2015-12-24T14:42:42-05:00December 24th, 2015|Feature Story, Staff|

Team USA In part one, I examined the depths of Team Canada’s upcoming World Junior entry and what to expect from its top prospects. Now, let’s turn Canada’s neighbours (or is it neighbors?) to the south and highlight USA’s top talents.  Unlike Canada’s nearly uncontested roster decisions, USA Hockey received loads of criticism surrounding its [...]