1. The 2015 NHL Draft Prospects Most Likely to Slide on Draft Day

    It seems every NHL draft has at least one notable faller. Last year, NHL Central Scouting 's top-ranked European skater, Kasperi Kapanen, wasn’t chosen until the Pittsburgh Penguins took him off the board with the 22nd selection...

    Kelly Friesen Written by Kelly Friesen about 2 days ago 7,479 reads 7 comments

  2. Pros and Cons of Noah Hanifin as Possible Carolina Hurricanes Draft Pick

    Originally considered a near-guaranteed top-four selection, Noah Hanifin has gradually become a possibility for the Carolina Hurricanes at No. 5...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 3 days ago 1,230 reads 17 comments

  3. Pros and Cons of Mikko Rantanen as Possible Carolina Hurricanes Draft Pick

    Of the plethora of highly touted forwards in the projected top 10 of the 2015 NHL draft, Mikko Rantanen is almost certainly the least discussed. It's hard to get a comparative reading on Rantanen 's 2014-15 season because of his location...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 9 days ago 1,521 reads 10 comments

  4. Ranking the 10 Most NHL-Ready Prospects in the 2015 Draft Class

    Florida Panthers' first-overall selection Aaron Ekblad was the only top 10 pick in the 2014 draft to crack the NHL last year. That shouldn ’t be the case next season based on the stacked 2015 draft class...

    Kelly Friesen Written by Kelly Friesen about 10 days ago 15,510 reads 10 comments

  5. Ranking the Toughest Prospects in the 2015 NHL Draft

    NHL teams are always on the lookout for players who display the ability to intimidate physically. Most scouts are looking for prospects who can fill a role but also bring the physical elements that remain a big part of the game...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 12 days ago 12,213 reads 9 comments

  6. NHL Draft 2015: A Look at the Toronto Maple Leafs' Second Pick

    It's difficult to be excited about the Toronto Maple Leafs ' immediate future given the number of issues with the present NHL roster. Yet with two first-round picks in the 2015 NHL draft, good selections should yield benefits in two or three seasons...

    James Onusko Written by James Onusko about 14 days ago 5,472 reads 1 comments

  7. Ranking the 10 Best Blueliners in the 2015 NHL Draft Class

    Even though the top two prospects—Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel — are forwards, the 2015 NHL draft class is full of elite blueliners ...

    Kelly Friesen Written by Kelly Friesen about 16 days ago 14,366 reads 28 comments

  8. NHL Draft 2015: Top Defenceman Prospects for Toronto Maple Leafs

    With the Toronto Maple Leafs still searching for a head coach and general manager, knowing what the team's plan will be heading into the NHL draft in June remains unclear. The team has organizational needs at all positions...

    James Onusko Written by James Onusko about 17 days ago 9,724 reads 6 comments

  9. Pros and Cons of Lawson Crouse as Possible Carolina Hurricanes Draft Pick

    If Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis plans to acquaint himself with potential options for the fifth overall pick at an amusement park, the 'Canes will be picking Lawson Crouse come June 26...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 18 days ago 1,664 reads 9 comments

  10. Prospects Most Likely to Be Picked Too High in the 2015 NHL Draft

    NHL scouts dissect every player in the draft, discarding those who aren't good enough and settling on the 210 best names available. In defining the best player, organizations tweak things based on their own needs and bias...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 20 days ago 13,557 reads 16 comments

  11. Pros and Cons of Mitchell Marner as Possible Carolina Hurricanes Draft Pick

    The contrast between the stunning skill and alarming lack of size possessed by top draft prospect Mitchell Marner creates perhaps the most intriguing storyline of the upcoming 2015 NHL draft...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 24 days ago 2,406 reads 10 comments