Tag Archive for Entry Draft

2009 NHL Draft Combine recap – Hockey’s Future

As far as the testing went, several of the shorter players stood out positively. Eden Prairie High School defenseman Nick Leddy was one of the most impressive in the vertical leap, and he had an excellent wing span for his size. Not the broadest of players, Leddy was finely tuned, with one of the lowest…

Kings 2004 draft evaluation – Hockey’s Future

Five years out from this Entry Draft, the Los Angeles Kings class of 2004 appears to be one of the worst in recent memory.  None have established themselves as regulars in the NHL, the top pick (No. 11 overall) was traded and has eventually returned to Europe, and most of the remaining choices either never…

Buffalo News: Sabres sign Myers to three-year pact

It’s fair to say the Buffalo Sabres liked Tyler Myers from the start. They traded up to select him 12th overall in last June’s NHL entry draft, and General Manager Darcy Regier said he was happy to pay the price to get him. On Monday, the Sabres proved their admiration again. They signed their top…

The Copper & Blue: Ryan Ellis, If Available

The title to this post is the answer to the question “Who should the Oilers select at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft?”  Ellis has had a phenomenal junior career so far, but doesn’t seem to be getting a ton of respect from scouts. TSN has Ellis ranked #12 for the upcoming draft; ISS puts him…

[UPDATE] Crucial Remaining Games for the Kings

…in the Tavares Sweepstakes, that is. FLA @ ATL [ATL wins by losing, booo!] DAL @ COL [DAL loses by winning, yay!] LOS @ VAN [LA wins by losing, yay!] PHX @ SJS [PHX loses by winning, yay!] (Friday) DAL @ ANA (Saturday) SJS @ LOS OTT @ TOR TBL @ ATL ANA @ PHX…