Tag Archive for prospects

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…

The Hockey News: Draft dreams

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. – Another draft combine is in the books, so let’s shine the spotlight on some of the players who made their presence felt at the annual fitness exposition. Some scouts believe a prospect should be in the best physical shape possible by the combine and the following youngsters helped their own cause in that regard. Let’s…

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…

ISS Top 30 2009 prospects, May – Hockey’s Future

1. Tavares, John  C 9/20/1990 L 6.00.2 195 London OHL 2 Duchene, Matt  C 1/16/1991 L 5.11 200 Brampton OHL 3 Hedman, Victor  LD 12/18/1990 L 6.06 220 Modo SweE 4 Paajarvi-Svensson, Magnus  LW 4/12/1991 L 6.01 200 SweE 5 Kane, Evander  C 8/2/1991 L 6.01.2 176 Vancouver WHL 6 Schenn, Brayden  C 8/22/1991 L…

cut-and-paste of my own comment from Inside the Kings, just so I don’t forget I said it and because it’s so hard to find anything in the Inside the Kings archives

The season after next will be interesting cap-wise, as [commenter "src3" on the Inside the Kings "board" said] said. Not just because of Frolov being a UFA and the cap coming down a bit, but also because both Quincey and Quick will be RFA. Next year, Fro’s hit is 2.9, Quick’s .8, Quincey’s .6, and…

2009 WHL Championship Series prospects preview – Hockey’s Future

Under first-year head coach Dave Lowry, the Hitmen have been a virtual juggernaut since opening day. The team won the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy as regular season champions, compiling a 59-9-3-1 record for 122 points, three more than Vancouver. The talent pool is very deep in front of outstanding goaltender Martin Jones (LA), who managed…

The Hockey News: THE HOT LIST:: Loktionov

Not only do we have major junior playoffs and the Frozen Four in full swing, but the IIHF World Under-18 Championship has taken over Fargo and Moorhead on the North Dakota-Minnesota border. It’s prospect overload, so let’s once again count down some of the youngsters we can’t wait to see make it to the pros.…

2009 NHL Mock Draft 1.0 | Bleacher Report

1. The New York Islanders will select John Tavares of the London Knights This is a no brainer pick. John Tavares is easily the best forward in this draft and has been compared to the likes of Wayne Gretzky. With absolutely no offensive talents on this team outside the likes of Kyle Okposo, Tavares will…

Hockey’s Future end-of-season Calder Poll

3. Drew Doughty, D (LA) 6’1, 203 lbs. DOB: Dec. 8, 1989 Acquired: 1st round, 2nd overall in 2008 Although Doughty was unable to be the spark to lead the Los Angeles Kings into the playoffs, like Mason in Columbus and Ryan in Anaheim, his play for the rebuilding team was just as impressive. One…