Unbelievably, the NHL Draft is next week.
It seems like three days ago I was saying goodbye to my Pittsburgh Penguins. It seems like yesterday I was watching (for some reason), the ridiculous, unnecessary, trying-to-be-something-it's-not NHL Combine. Alas, the season has finally ended and a new champion crowned. And now, for every team in the NHL, its time to start over.
The draft is the start of the offseason, where team scouts prove their mettle or die trying.
You'll hear a lot about the top ranked North American players (those plying their trade in junior or college hockey somewhere on THIS continent), but I'm here to bring you the story of the top-ranked European prospects heading into the Draft next weekend in Los Angeles.
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