The 2014 NHL draft isn't supposed to be quite as strong as the 2013 version, but that doesn't mean that there won't still be plenty of top-end players available to teams whose seasons don't go quite according to plan.
Around this same time last year, the Nathan MacKinnon versus Seth Jones debate was getting underway, and the likes of Jonathan Drouin and Aleksander Barkov were throwing their hats into the ring as well.
They've all been drafted now, and their monikers as top draft-eligible prospects have been passed down. Standing in their wake are players like Sam Reinhart and William Nylander-Altelius, two forwards that are vying for the top spot in Philadelphia next June.
They aren't alone, though, as there are several other players worth keeping on your radar heading into the 2014 regular season.
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