NHL Draft 2014: What Each Top Prospect Must Prove Before Next June

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NHL Draft 2014: What Each Top Prospect Must Prove Before Next June
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Blake Clarke could end up going in the top 10 come draft day.

The road to NHL stardom is long and paved with those who haven't been willing to put quite enough work in to make it to the top of the heap. For every player like Sidney Crosby or Steven Stamkos who works their rear off, there's another like Alexandre Daigle or Pavel Brendl who just seems to lack that extra push to be great.

Is there a Stamkos among the likes of Sam Reinhart, William Nylander and Leon Draisaitl? Do any of these top prospects have the wherewithal to truly commit to being an outstanding player?

It can be tough to tell with teenagers sometimes. Who brings it on a nightly basis and who just cruises through practice and pulls up a little early during suicides and crawlers?

An awareness of areas worth improving is paramount to these young players as they look to become stronger competitors and increase the likelihood of going first overall in the 2014 NHL draft.


All statistics, heights and weights appear courtesy of Hockeydb.com.

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