1. NHL Combine 2015: Dates, Schedule, Format and Top Prospects

    The NHL 's draft process has continued to evolve and improve over the years, and one of the greatest examples of that is the evolution of the NHL Scouting Combine...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 3 months ago 5,518 reads 1 comments

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

    It seems every NHL draft has at least one notable prospect fall. 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 3 months ago 10,985 reads 8 comments

  3. 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 months ago 2,203 reads 17 comments

  4. 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 4 months ago 1,973 reads 10 comments

  5. 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 4 months ago 17,563 reads 10 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 13,067 reads 9 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 6,829 reads 1 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 14,930 reads 28 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 10,427 reads 6 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 2,010 reads 9 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 15,037 reads 17 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 2,816 reads 10 comments

  13. Ranking the 10 Best Franchise Players in the 2015 NHL Draft

    NHL teams will head to the 2015 draft in late June in search of a bright future, and it's looking like a strong year. The top of the draft features two franchise players, and that duo is followed by four players who should have enormous impact...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 4 months ago 16,242 reads 16 comments

  14. Why Tim Murray's Lottery Comments Don't Concern Jack Eichel

    Saturday night was a complicated night for Buffalo Sabres fans. The race for 30th was over, but the suspense of whether the Sabres would win the lottery and the right to select Connor McDavid at the 2015 NHL draft was not...

    Matt Clouden Written by Matt Clouden about 4 months ago 4,489 reads 3 comments

  15. Players Toronto Maple Leafs Should Target with No. 4 Overall Draft Pick

    There are only a few guarantees in life, and in no particular order they include: death, taxes and the Edmonton Oilers finding a way to win the NHL draft lottery. Despite finishing with a record that gave the Oilers only a 11...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 5 months ago 24,080 reads 28 comments

  16. NHL Draft 2015: Complete Lottery Results and Prospects to Watch

    In theory, a team with an 11.5 percent chance to win the NHL draft lottery actually landing that top pick is surprising. In reality, it is never a surprise when the Edmonton Oilers grab the first pick...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 5 months ago 3,468 reads 1 comments

  17. 2015 NHL Mock Draft: Updated 1st-Round Predictions Post-Lottery

    The two-month wait between the lottery and the 2015 NHL draft has finally begun, and it's going to be a long one for many of the top prospects. The Edmonton Oilers trumped the Buffalo Sabres and Arizona Coyotes by winning the No...

    Steven Cook Written by Steven Cook about 5 months ago 12,686 reads 4 comments

  18. NHL Draft Lottery Results 2015: Selection Order, Analysis and Twitter Reaction

    It's a great night in Edmonton. Despite coming into the NHL draft lottery with the third-best odds of winning the top overall selection, the Edmonton Oilers won the lottery and will pick No...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 5 months ago 89,847 reads 325 comments

  19. Players Philadelphia Flyers Should Target with No. 7 Overall Pick

    The Philadelphia Flyers are a franchise at a crossroads, and their first selection at the 2015 NHL draft could reveal the direction the team is heading in...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 5 months ago 16,323 reads 38 comments

  20. NHL Lottery 2015: Final Standings and Odds for Non-Playoff Teams

    The NHL has changed its lottery system a bit this year, giving the league's worst team lower odds of getting the top overall pick but guaranteeing it nothing worse than the No. 2 pick...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 5 months ago 1,463 reads 0 comments

  21. 2015 NHL Mock Draft: Final 1st-Round Predictions Before Lottery Drawing

    Hockey enthusiasts have had their eyes on the 2015 NHL draft for more than a year due to the incredible talent the class features, and that excitement level hasn't waned...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 5 months ago 9,086 reads 0 comments

  22. NHL Draft Lottery 2015: Format, Projected Order and Odds for Every Team Involved

    The 2015 NHL draft lottery may very well be the most highly anticipated event of its kind in a decade, as 14 teams will vie for the chance to select a generational talent...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 5 months ago 2,955 reads 0 comments

  23. Complete Guide to the 2015 Offseason for the Carolina Hurricanes

    Despite having won just 30 of 82 games in the 2014-15 season, the young and growing Carolina Hurricanes enter the 2015 NHL offseason with prevailing optimism...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 5 months ago 2,945 reads 2 comments

  24. NHL Draft Lottery 2015: Date, Odds and Final Regular-Season Standings

    Saturday concluded the 2015 NHL regular season, sending 16 teams to spar for the Stanley Cup. While the other 14 teams must go home, they can at least look forward to the NHL draft lottery...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 5 months ago 6,198 reads 1 comments

  25. 2015 NHL Mock Draft: Full Round 1 Projections for Every Team

    In the NBA, one player can completely alter an organization for the better part of the decade. The NFL draft has practically become a national holiday, and Jameis Winston and Marcus ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 5 months ago 25,688 reads 35 comments