Tag Archive: NHL Draft

Jun 24

Lawson Crouse:  Beneath the Tar and Feathers

View image | gettyimages.com   With the 2015 NHL Draft approaching fast, the chatter surrounding who will have their name called after Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel is beginning to build momentum.  Of all of the names that swirl around the top 10, no player has received more tar and feathers than Kingston Frontenacs power …

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Jun 27

NHL Draft: Why Smart Money is on Using Late Picks on NCAA Players

Generally, players taken in the last two rounds of the NHL Draft are long-shots to ever play in the NHL. More often than not, these players shuttle around the bus leagues for a few years before moving on to the “regular” workforce, if they even play beyond the amateur levels. The odd time, players emerge …

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Jun 12

NHL Combine Scores: The Most Overrated Stat in Hockey

Much ado has recently been made over top-rated NHL prospect Sam Bennett (OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs star forward) and his failure to complete a chin-up at the 2014 NHL Draft Combine. Some people shake their head and say: “Oh, he’s not going to be able to play in the NHL. Too weak. You gotta be big …

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Jun 27

Why the NHL Draft Age Should Be 20

Embed from Getty Images   The history of the NHL Entry Draft dates back to June 5, 1963, where the NHL Amateur Draft, as it was called at the time, was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal Quebec. Prior to the development of the Draft, NHL teams sponsored junior teams, and signed prospects …

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