The 2014 NHL draft is less than a week away, and final lists are coming out in anticipation of one of the league's most important annual events.
Who are the 30 best players eligible for this season's festivities? What order should they be slotted in? We not only answer those questions but look at reasons to both believe and disbelieve in each prospect's NHL potential, as well as estimate when they should be NHL-ready if they develop as expected.
Read on for one view of how 2014's draft eligibles should be ranked, based on each prospect's strengths and weaknesses as well as their NHL readiness.