Braden Schneider RHD, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) 6'2"/209 lbs, 17.98 years old Strengths Fluid, powerful stride: Schneider is reasonably mobile, able to take advantage of open ice in front of him and skate the puck forwards on occasion. Long stride, generates plenty of power. Not the quickest feet, but he can reach a pretty impressive … Continue reading 2020 NHL Draft Profile: Braden Schneider
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 GunlerRW, Lulea HF (SHL)6'2"/174 lbs, 17.94 yearsStrengths: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 up against.I've seen his shooting … Continue reading 2020 NHL Draft: Noel Gunler
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
On December 28, the Kingston Frontenacs announced that they had received a commitment from Martin Chromiak, whom they had drafted second overall in the CHL Import Draft the summer before. Five days later, the Slovakian winger scored his first Ontario Hockey League goal just under nine minutes into his debut against the OHL-best Ottawa 67's. … Continue reading Martin Chromiak’s versatile offensive game should make him an attractive option at the 2020 NHL Draft
Jack Quinn RW, Ottawa 67's (OHL) 5'11"/176 lbs, 17.99 years old Strengths Elite-level goalscorer with a terrifying release: Quinn has a rocket of shot with one of the quickest releases in the draft. His snapshot is his primary weapon: he likes to pull the puck back into his wheelhouse before snapping it forwards, disguising his … Continue reading 2020 NHL Draft Profile: Jack Quinn
Even with the vast scouting networks employed by today's NHL teams, there is always plenty of value to be had outside of the top 31 picks at the NHL Entry Draft. In fact, three of the NHL's ten top scorers this season were drafted outside of the first round: Artemi Panarin (undrafted), Brad Marchand (71st … Continue reading 2020 NHL Draft: Top Sleepers
How did Jarvis flip the switch and take his game from a fringe first-round level to probable top-15 pick at the New Year?
A hyperintelligent puckmoving blueliner, Benning is already the best defenceman in the entire AJHL and he isn't even 18 years old.
Recency bias is one hell of a drug.
It's easy to get carried away after a standout international performance. After Cole Perfetti's 12 points in five games at August's Hlinka-Gretzky Cup, we saw exactly how easy it is.