An elite playmaker offers a versatility in lineup construction like no other archetype of player— it sometimes seems as though Sidney Crosby has a new no-name brand winger making only a million or two a year riding the coattails of his elite vision every year. You could pick a stranger out of the free skate … Continue reading How Alexis Lafrenière exemplifies everything you want in a playmaker
Noel Gunler RW, Lulea HF (SHL) 6'2"/174 lbs, 17.94 years Strengths: 40 goal upside, extremely talented scorer: Gunler could be the best scorer out of this draft. He has a devastating shot, with a quick release and explosive weight transfer. His shot is very powerful with pinpoint accuracy-- a challenging weapon for goalies to go … Continue reading 2020 NHL Draft: Noel Gunler
Rodion Amirov LW, Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL) 6'0" // 168lbs Strengths: Skilled Scoring Winger Crafty scorer—has the ability to score goals himself in a variety of ways while also setting his teammates up with some very nice chances.Does a great job finding teammates. Scans the ice and reads the game very well. “Problem solver” is … Continue reading 2020 NHL Draft Profile: Rodion Amirov
With the possibility of an early June draft looking more and more likely, it's time for teams and their fans to begin their focus on who they might take at the draft this year. The general approach to the draft that most teams publicly take, as well as the one I personally champion, is to … Continue reading The best fits for every lottery team at the draft
Quinton Byfield and Tim Stützle are the consensus top two players after Alexis Lafreniere. Who is the better prospect?
The son of former NHLer Yanic Perreault, center Jacob Perreault was having himself quite a campaign with the Ontario Hockey League's Sarnia Sting up until this season's conclusion in early March. Starting the season as an "A" rated prospect by NHL Central Scouting, Perreault established himself firmly in the conversation to be a top 20 … Continue reading 2020 NHL Draft Profile: Jacob Perreault