The Curious Case of Goaltenders

There’s something I’ve noticed this offseason, and I just don’t understand it. When a skater has a bad season, people always believe he can have a bounce-back year the next one. It isn’t uncommon for that to happen, anyway. With goaltenders, however, it’s much different. Just one bad season can ruin what was once a […]

Who Won the Trade?

This is the question posed every time a trade happens. On Saturday, there was a blockbuster trade between the Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes. Calgary acquired defenseman Noah Hanifin and forward Elias Lindholm in exchange for defenseman Dougie Hamilton, forward Micheal Ferland, and a prospect defenseman, Adam Fox. It looks as if the overall majority […]

My 2018 Top 15 Prospects

1. Rasmus Dahlin Rasmus Dahlin has been the consensus number one pick for over a year now. While I personally believe there is one prospect that is actually more talented than him, the position he plays and the team that is picking first (Buffalo) makes him still the clear first overall pick. Having a franchise […]

Draft Profile: Joe Veleno

Joe Veleno was projected to go in the top five in the 2018 draft last year, but dropped significantly. He is now projected to go around tenth. I do think that is a good place for him. Veleno is a well-rounded forward. His offense is pretty decent, and he is good in the defensive zone. […]

Draft Profile: Jesperi Kotkaniemi

It’s hard to find games he’s played in to really get a grasp of how Jeseperi Kotkaniemi is as a player. There has been a lot of good said about him, though. This guy has moved up in the rankings in the last couple weeks. Some even talk about him getting picked at third. He […]

Draft Profile: Oliver Wahlstrom

Oliver Wahlstrom has the potential to be a very good top six forward in the NHL. I expect him to get drafted between sixth and tenth. Wahlstrom’s play reminds me of Nikita Kucherov’s. I’m not necessarily saying he’ll be as good as Kucherov, just that his style is the same. He has a fantastic shot, […]

Draft Profile: Evan Bouchard

I don’t get all the hype around this guy. I’m not a big fan of how he plays, especially as a defenseman. I don’t rank him in the top 10. Sure, he had great stats last year in the OHL, posting 25 goals and 62 assists in 67 games, but other than that, I personally […]