Although the Toronto Maple Leafs don’t have the prospect pool that they used to, they still have some really solid options that will look to make an impact in the lineup soon. Having one of the best developmental programs in the entire NHL has allowed them to develop prospects with more efficiency and that has
Last Night’s Score New York Islanders 5 – Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (series 2-1 Lightning) Today’s Game Vegas Golden Knights – Dallas Stars 8:00 PM ET (series 2-1 Stars) Penguins send Bjugstad to the Wild Sarah McLellan of the Star-Tribune: The Minnesota Wild have acquired forward Nick Bjagstad from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 2021
Luke Prokop 2019-20 Team: Calgary HitmenDate of Birth: May 6, 2002Place of Birth: Edmonton, AB, CANHt: 6-foot-4 Wt: 217 lbsShoots: RPosition: DNHL Draft Eligibility: First-year draft eligibility Rankings With defensemen becoming more engaged in the offense in today’s game, it’s hard to come by players who prioritize defense. You rarely see the prototypical stay-at-home defenseman
The 2019-20 season is over for the Anaheim Ducks and 23 other franchises across the NHL. With the Draft Lottery now complete, the order of the top-15 picks is established. Due to a little bad luck and a lot of bad play, the Ducks will draft sixth overall after finishing the season with the fifth-worst
For all of the negativity surrounding the Ottawa Senators’ 2019-20 season, there are certain aspects that point to the franchise turning a corner. A few significant storylines grabbed the attention of those in Ottawa, and there is reason to be excited about the future in Canada’s capital. The Erik Karlsson Trade Back in September of
With Phase 2 of the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery complete, the draft picture is becoming clearer and clearer. We now know the order of the top-15 of the 2020 NHL Draft, with the New York Rangers winning the unprecedented second stage of the draft and the rights to select the projected top prospect, Alexis Lafrenière.
Welcome to the second edition of the Anaheim Ducks’ roundtable discussion. The Ducks’ season has been over for quite a while, but there is still plenty to discuss as the NHL Entry Draft nears. I was joined by fellow Ducks contributors Anthony Ciardelli, Eddy Jones and Stephen Dohner. We discussed who the Ducks should target in
The NHL Draft Lottery is random. It’s intended to create chaos and stir up controversy — i.e. the NHL “fixing” the draft lottery for the New York Rangers to select first overall. There’s nothing to prove that this happened but there are always going to be people who believe that it did happen. But you’re
One of the top incoming college players has made a big decision by deciding to switch schools and join a talented roster at a powerhouse program. Also, yet another National Hockey League team is allowing a European prospect to start the 2020-21 season at home. Michigan Lands Another Top Prospect There was some big news
The New York Rangers have won the Phase 2 NHL Draft Lottery, giving them the first overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. The Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Winnipeg Jets all entered the Phase 2 Draft Lottery with a 12.5% chance of landing the
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are now set to begin on Aug. 1, and as a result, the NHL has decided to set a tentative date of Oct. 9 for the 2020 Draft. This adds in the wrinkle of some of the eligible prospects being in-season when the draft actually occurs. Up to this point we
One of the top prospects experts has released his annual top 50 rankings of NHL prospects that have already been drafted. Also, the real drama of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft will begin with the second pick and we profile one of the centers of this year’s draft class. Wheeler’s Top 50 Scott Wheeler of
Devils coaching search Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Lindy Ruff has a shot at being the New Jersey Devils next head coach. Potential GM candidates that they are talking to have asked if they could have some input on the coaching decision. Some have said that Ruff is a candidate no matter what. Senators would listen,
The 2020 NHL Draft will have multiple rounds of 1st-round caliber players. That’s what made the THW Writers’ Mock Draft such a challenge; there’s no one “correct” fit for any draft slot. I should have chosen a center for the Colorado Avalanche’s 1st-round selection instead of a blueliner, but I compensated by drafting three middle-six forwards in the 3rd through 5th rounds.
May take a Zadorov trade to get Byram in the lineup Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: (mailbag) The Colorado Avalanche have pending restricted free agent defensemen in Nikita Zadorov and Ryan Graves. Graves will get a nice contract from the Avs, but Zadorov may not. If the Avs move Zadorov, Bo Byram would have
With the NHL season still on hold and the month of May flying by, it’s time to look ahead to the draft and who the Anaheim Ducks might select in the 2020 NHL Draft. When the season was paused, the Ducks had the fifth-best odds for a top-three pick, or to earn the first-overall pick.
The Ottawa Senators are in quite the enviable position leading up to the 2020 NHL draft. When the day does come, the team is poised to come out with at least two franchise players. In the current proposal brought forth by the NHL, the Sens are likely to have the No. 2, No. 3, and
With the NHL season still on hold and the month of May flying by, it’s time to look ahead to the draft and who the Anaheim Ducks might select. When the season was paused, the Ducks had the fifth-best odds for a top-three pick, or to earn the first-overall pick. However, there are variables that