Tuesday, June 30, 2020

PROSPECT PROFILES: JACK QUINN

Jack Quinn
Ottawa 67's
OHL
5'11"/ 176 lb
RW




















Size/Strength         Great
Skating         Average
Shot/Scoring         Excellent
Puck Handling          Excellent
Physical Play         Average
Offensive Play Excellent
Defensive Play Average
Hockey Sense         Great
Competitiveness     Excellent

Strengths

1. Talented playmaker with dynamic puck skills and creativity
2. Keeps puck on a string and is able to maneuver in and out of traffic, keeping defenders off balance
3. Complete versatile player, who plays a great two way game and competes hard

Cause for Concern

1. Breakout season could be a one year wonder
2. Even though he has improved a great deal, he still needs more get stronger and improve on his skating
3. Wasn't the primary offensive weapon on his junior team

Skill:

A Creative playmaker, with dynamic puck skills, great vision and excellent goal scoring abilities

Scouting Report:

Jack Quinn played on a stacked Ottawa 67's team where the focus of the team was Marco Rossi but he too scored 50 goals while anchoring his own line.
Although Quinn is listed as a right winger, he is capable of playing all three forward positions and has the instincts to excecute plays.
As a highly intelligent and well rounded player, Quinn is excellent at creating plays and making space for himself and his teammates.
Quinn also has good vision and identifies passing lanes well, anticipating where his linemates will be.
It's difficult to predict where Jack Quinn will be draft because the draft rankings for prospects outside the top 12 really varies.

NHL Potential:

Top 6 playmaking Winger, with goal scoring ability

Style Comparison: Phil Kessel

Stats: 
Ottawa 67's        OHL         61 GP       12 G      32 Pts       

Ottawa 67's        OHL         62 GP       52 G      89 Pts



NHL RE-ENTRY DRAFT



In this blog, i will be redrafting the entire NHL.

Rules for the draft are as follows:

In the first 6 Rounds 31 teams gets draft any player they want.
Goalies will be drafted at the end of round 6 in tandems.
In the next 2 rounds, teams get to draft 3 players from a specific team.
Ex: Team 1 draft players 1, 2, 3 from BOS
The rest of the team is filled out by players that are drafted in a package
Ex: team 15 draft rest of players from NSH

Prospects not in the NHL will get drafted in a package in a prospect draft
Ex: Team 31 draft prospects froom LA
Teams will also get the opportunity to draft prospects in the upcoming 2020 draft too in the prospects draft

Draft order is determined by a random number generator.

After the draft, players not signed are eligible to be signed in Free Agency

Here are the FINAL rosters after the draft:

Anaheim Ducks Arizona Coyotes
R.Nugent-Hopkins-J.Eichel-T.Toffoli M.Pacioretty-J.Tavares-K.Kapanen
J.Veleno-N.Patrick-V.Tarasenko J.Drouin-T.Hertl-S.Blais
N.Ritchie-A.Lundell-O.Kase C.Hagelin-A.Kerfoot-J.Kyrou
A.Roussel-J.Beagle-J.VirtanenI.Barbashev-O.Sundqvist-M.Ferland
M-E.Vlasic-J.Spurgeon T.Dermott-R.Ellis
S.Gostisbehere-M.Niskanen C.Fowler-R.Gudas
M.Grzelcyk-T.Stetcher B.Dillon-R.Bortuzzo
M. Blackwood-C. Schneider D. Kuemper-A. Raanta
prospects from DET prospects from MIN, Seth Jarvis


Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres
N.Ehlers-L.Couture-P.Hornqvist D.Perron-C.McDavid-W.Nylander
A.Aiffalo-M.Duchene-D.Brown J.Neal-N.Hishier-N.Neiderreiter
C.Sheary-E.Staal-V.Hinostroza A.Texier-A.Wennberg-E.Benstrom
M.Grabner-B.Richardson-E.Rodrigues D.Shore-R.Nash-K.Stenlund
M.Pettersson-D.Doughty M.Heiskanen-B.Pesce
D.Keith-N.Hjalmarsson B.Skjei-J.Marino
J.Johnson-S.Walker K.Russell-E.Bear
J. Saros-P. Rinne Y.Askarov-A.Nilsson-M.Hogberg
prospects from NYI, Mavrik Bourque prospects from CHI


Calgary Flames Carolina Hurricanes
J.Huberdeau-M.Zibanejad-L.Kunin N.Gusev-S.Aho-P.Kessel
A.Galchenyuk-P-L.Dubois-B.Connolly J.Farabee-R.Hintz-A.Mantha
J.Greenway-A.Henrique-V.Nichushkin D.Gurianov-J.Kotkaniemi-D.Backes
S.Lafferty-K.Rooney-Jy.Anderson N.Deslauriers-R.Faksa-C.Rowney
R.McDonagh-N.Pionk J.Larsson-E.Karlsson
T.Harley-A.Stralman J.Chychurun-J.Braun
M.Matheson-D.Mermis A.Romanov-P.Myers
S. Bobrovsky-S. Montembeault B. Bishop-A. Khudobin
prospects from DAL, Hendrix Lapierre prospects from MTL, William Wallinder

Chicago Blackhawks Colorado Avalanche
M.Tkachuk-S.Stamkos-E.Lindholm K.Connor-D.Larkin-R.Smith
Z.Parise-K.Hayes-M.Zuccarello A.Killorn-P.Stastny-T.Johnson
O.Lindblom-M.Koivu-A.Steen G.Vilardi-B.Lizotte-J.Carter
Z.Sanford-S.Laughton-N.Aube-Kubel G.Bourque-N.Shore-J.Archibald
Z.Chara-T.DeAngelo V.Hedman-K.Shattenkirk
V.Dunn-C.Gunnarsson S.Mayfield-J.Petry
S.Morin-R.Hagg  D.Kulikov-D.DeMelo
J. Markstrom-T. Demko S. Varlamov-T. Greiss
prospects from NJ, Jack Quinn prospects from CGY, Kaiden Guhle

Columbus Blue Jackets Dallas Stars
D.Kubalik-M.Schefeile-B.Wheeler C.Kreider-N.Backstrom-T.Wilson
Y.Gourde-D.Strome-K.Lebanc P.Krebs-R.Getzlaf-M.Stone
B.Coleman-J.Thornton-S.Bennett L.Crouse-C.Glass-B.Hayton
C.Hudon-R.Poehling-Z.Aston Reese A.Chiasson-C.Soderberg-Z.Kassian
M.Ferraro-R.Pulock J.Slavin-N.Dobson
O.Klefbom-E.Cernak M.Kempny-J.Klingberg
J.Boychuk-A.Peeke M.Anderson-M.Green
A.Vasilevskiy-C.McElhinney M. Murray-T. Jarry
from LA, Topi Niemela from VGK, Ryan O'Rourke


Detroit Red Wings Edmonton Oilers
Z.Hyman-B.Point-B.Boeser T.Pearson-J.Toews-J.Voracek
J.Skinner-D.Krejci-J.Silfverberg V.Namestnikov-N.Schmaltz-C.Keller
S.Milano-L.Brown-I.Mikheyev F.Vatrano-E.Haula-C.Wilson
J.Vesey-N.Gregor-L.Bergmann M.Nieto-N.Acciari-M.Calvert
R.Suter-A.Pietrangelo R.Josi-T.Myers
R.Sandin-J.Manson A.Edler-R.Ristolainen
M.Scandella-E.Brannstrom N.Zadorov-K.Connouton
C. Hellebuyck-L. Brossoit E. Merzlikins-J. Korpisalo
prospects from OTT, Ty Foerster prospects from ANA, Braden Schneider

Florida Panthers LA Kings
JT.Miller-S.Monahan-D.Pastrnak J.Bratt-A.Kopitar-S.Reinhart
E.Kane-C.Perfetti-A.Nylander J.Marchessault-J.Hughes-A.Radulov
A.Burakovsky-D.Kampf-J.Donskoi M.Jones-S.Steel-D.Heinen
W.Carrier-T.Nosek-R.Reaves A.Cogliano-J.Dowling-B.Comeau
S.Theodore-E.Johnson J.Muzzin-S.Jones
O.Maatta-D.Severson J.Bean-A.Sekera
D.Engelland-Z.Whitecloud W.Butcher-S.Johns
D. Dubnyk-A. Stalock C. Hart-B. Elliott
prospects from STL prospects from CAR, Dylan Holloway

Minnesota Wild Montreal Canadiens
V.Olofsson-E.Malkin-B.Rust B.Tkachuk-T.Stutzle-L.Draistail
T.Tatar-C.Jarnkrok-E.Dadonov J.DeBrusk-S.Couturier-J.Zucker
P.Maroon-N.Bonino-K.Turris J.McCann-C.Coyle-B.Tanev
C.Verhaegher-C.Paquette-B.Goodrow M.Sorensen-T.Blueger-D.Simon
B.Dumoulin-K.Letang R.Simek-A.Ekblad
E.Lindell-R.Merkley H.Lindholm-B.Carlo
B.Coburn-J.Schultz N.Knyzhov-T.Liljegren
I. Shesterkin-H. Lundqvist-A. Georgiev M. Smith-M.Koiskinen
prospects from SJ, Rodion Amirov prospects from TOR


Nashville Predators New Jersey Devils
G.Landeskog-P.Zacha-P.Kane J.Schwartz-P.Bergeron-T.Konecny
E.Tolvanen-W.Karlsson-L.Raymond R.Rakell-K.Dach-B.Saad
I.Kovalchuk-J.Staal-A.Tuch A.Saarela-A.Anisimov-Co.Brown
M.Wood-M.McLeod-G.Hathaway N.Paul-L.Wallmark-C.Sceviour
B.McNabb-C.Makar P.Broberg-J.Carlson
S.Girard-A.Martinez J.Brodin-A.Boqvist
B.Dillon-N.Jensen M.Weegar-E.Bouchard
Petr Mrazek-James Reimer J.Gibson-A.Stolarz
prospects from NSH prospects from EDM, Connor Zary

New York Islanders New York Rangers
J.Guentzel-S.Crosby-B.Gallagher A.Panarin-Q.Byfield-T.Teravainen
A.Holtz-D.Dube-J.Pavelski A.DeBrincat-R.Johansen-C.Garland
W.Foegele-C.Eakin-B.McGinn D.Kahun-D.Stepan-W.Simmonds
J.Martinook-A.Copp-J.Harkins N.Prokhorkin-A.Kempe-A.Wagner
Q.Hughes-C.McAvoy D.Nurse-A.Goligoski
J.Valimaki-TJ.Brodie B.Hutton-M.Dumba
J.Edmunsson-V.Soderstrom J.McCabe-C.Foote
D. Rittich-C. Talbot L. Ullmark-C. Hutton
prospects from ARI prospects from TB

Ottawa Senators Philadelphia Flyers
O.Palat-M.Rossi-N.Kucherov Ja.Benn-T.Seguin-M.Kaut
A.Lee-M.Barzal-K.Yamamoto M.Perreault-A.Cirelli-C.Atkinson
A.Athanasiou-J.Eriksson Ek-R.Donato D.Helm-D.Dube-J.Roslovic
C.Stephenson-N.Cousins-R.Hartman S.Gagner-A.Lowry-Jo.Anderson
V.Heinola-PK.Subban M.Ekholm-T.Barrie
T.Krug-A.Larsson B.Byram-T.Hamonic
N.Holden-B.Hunt O.Kylington-M.Roy
C. Crawford-M. Subban C. Price-C. Lindgren
prospects from WPG prospects from COL, Jan Mysak

Pittsburgh Penguins San Jose Sharks
K.Fiala-A.Matthews-J.Bailey A.Lafreniere-N.MacKinnon-T.Meier
A.Johnsson-N.Suzuki-A.Svechnikov F.Forsberg-B.Nelson-G.Nyquist
P.Byron-JG Pageau-J.Spezza F.Nielsen-D.Brassard-O.Bjorkstrand
P.Engvall-P.Gauthier-J.Evans M.Dal Colle-C.Cizikas-L.Komarov
B.Chiarot-J.Drysdale Mo.Reilly-D.Savard
N.Leddy-F.Hronek A.Pelech-T.Sanheim
D.Orlov-J.Holl P.Nemeth-M.Bowey
J. Quick-C. Petersen J.Bernier-J. Howard
prospects from BOS prospects from WSH

St.Louis Blues Tampa Bay Lightning
B.Marchand-R.Strome-P.Buchnevich J.Gaudreau-E.Pettersson-F.Zadina
J.Vrana-B.Horvat-V.Arvidsson R.Fabbri-M.Domi-K.Palmieri
B.Hagel-T.Jost-JT.Compher S.Baertschi-A.Gaudette-N.Goldobin
Z.Smith-R.Carpenter-D.Cagguila J.Nordstrom-S.Kuraly-C.Wagner
R.Lindgren-D.Hamilton M.Sergachev-C.Tanev
J.Morrissey-N.Beaudin D.DeKeyser-N.Schmidt
R.Graves-S.Koekkoek O.Juolevi-T.Stetcher
M. Jones-A.Dell J.Binnington-J.Allen
prospects from CBJ, Dawson Mercer prospects from VAN, Noel Gunler

Toronto Maple Leafs Vancouver Canucks
T.Bertuzzi-R.O'Reilly-N.Foligno A.Ovechkin-E.Kuznetsov-TJ. Oshie
M.Frost-M.Backlund-M.Marner J.Van Riemsdyk-R.Thomas-A.Mangiapane
A.Lehkonen-B.Jenner-J.Armia M.Lucic-T.Bozak-C.Perry
Z.Girgensons-J.Larsson-K.Okposo M.Janmark-D.Ryan-J.Dickinson
V.Mete-S.Weber T.Chabot-J.Trouba
K.Yandle-M.Nutivaara D.Forbort-J.Faulk
V.Gabrikov-C.Miller E.Gustafsson-R.Andersson
T.Rask-J.Halak P.Grubauer-P.Francouz
prospects from PHI, Marat Khusnutdinov prospects from NSH, Jake Sanderson

Vegas Golden Knights Washington Capitals
C.Giroux-N.Kadri-V.Kravtsov A.Duclair-A.Barkov-M.Rantanen
R.Dzingel-M.Necas-R.Grimaldi C.Dvorak-Co.White-M.Hoffman
M.Johansson-V.Trocheck-L.Eriksson A.Beauvillier-C.Tierney-J.Fast
T.Ennis-R.Sheahan-Y.Trenin Br.Lemieux-Br.Howden-J.Gauthier
M.Giordano-A.Fox R.Dahlin-N.Dobson
K'A.Miller-B.Montour D.Toews-S.Vatanen
J.Gardiner-Jokiharju P-O.Joseph-Br.Smith
Braden Holtby-Ilya Samsonov M-A.Fleury-R.Lehner
prospects from NYR,  John-Jason Peterka prospects from PIT, Jacob Perreault

Winnipeg Jets
T.Hall-P.Danault-J.Eberle
Mi.Granlund-B.Schenn-K.Kakko
R.Balcers-F.Chytil-O.Tippett
M.Boedker-J.Beagle-J.Hawryluk
Z.Werenski-C.Parayko
M.Staal-D.Fabbro
B.Kulak-N.Zaitsev
F.Andersen-J.Campbell
from FLA, Justin Barron 

In the Next Blog, I will be simulating 3 seasons using these rosters and will also be adding some draft prospects as well. 





Tuesday, June 23, 2020

REDRAFTING 2009 DRAFT



The 2009 NHL draft was highlighted with superstars such as John Tavares and Victor Hedman but there were other great players taken later in the draft,
such as Ryan O'Reilly, Tyson Barrie, Mattias Ekholm, Anders Lee and Mike Hoffman.
If the 2009 draft was redrafted, the landscape of the NHL would be very different.

*Check out my previous redrafts on my blog*

1. New York Islanders-(C) John Tavares
Original pick: John Tavares

New York Islanders still select John Tavares, as he is clearly the best player available in the draft.
From the first game with Islanders to his last game with the club, he was dominant, and carried a mostly pedestrian team 3 times.
Tavares still managed to put up 272 goals and 621 points n 669 despite never playing with another star player on the Islanders.

2. Tampa Bay Lightning-(D) Victor Hedman
Original pick: Victor Hedman

Tampa Bay Lightning still select Victor Hedman because he is still head and shoulders the 2nd best player in the 2009 draft.
Since the 2013-14 season, Hedman has put up 10+ goals in every season and at least 50+ points in every seasons except for one where he had 47.
By the time his career is over, Hedman should own all of Tampa Bay's club records for defenseman.

3. Colorado Avalanche-(C) Ryan O'Reilly
Original pick: Matt Duchene

At the draft, Matt Duchene was so highly hyped that some scouts had him ranked higher than John Tavares but if you ask most people now,
he wouldn't even be drafted over his former teammate Ryan O'Reilly.
Ryan O'Reilly is now considered to be one of the best two way centers and is one of the premier faceoff men in the league;
he was a vital part of the St.Louis Blues Championship team from 2019, as he was awarded the Conn Smythe winner for MVP of the playoffs.
Without Matt Duchene, Ryan O'Reilly would be tasked with more responsibility and perhaps he might not have been traded to Buffalo.

4. Atlanta Thrashers-(D) Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Original pick: Evander Kane

Although the Thrashers do need wingers, OEL is too good to pass, especially because the thought of him and Erik Karlsson playing together on the powerplay is freighting.
Oliver Ekman Larsson is very prolific offensively, he scored the most goals and most powerplay goals by a defenseman in Arizona Coyotes history.
The Thrashers also have Alex Edler in the pipeline, which means the Thrashers can spread out Karlsson, OEL and Edler on three different d pairs.

5. LA Kings-(C) Matt Duchene
Original pick: Brayden Schenn

LA Kings need a number 1 center, luckily for them, Matt Duchene is available and he would most definitely flourish in LA. 
Matt Duchene has game breaking speed and is a fantastic playmaker as well and is a great fit with the players they already have.
The Kings draft Max Pacioretty in 2007, he and Duchene could make a great duo.

6. Phoenix Coyotes-(C) Brayden Schenn
Original pick: Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Oliver Ekman-Larsson isn't available anymore, so the Phoenix Coyotes select Brayden Schenn, a highly skilled forward.
Brayden Schenn is a versatile forward capable of playing center and wing that plays with a bit of edge to his game;
he has put up at least 50 points in 5 straight seasons.
With a team in need of a go to forward, Schenn would very quickly be a top 6 forward.

7. Toronto Maple Leafs-(D) Ryan Ellis
Original pick: Nazem Kadri

In 2008, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected Roman Josi, in this draft they will select his defense partner Ryan Ellis.
Ryan Ellis is quite underrated because he hasn't really lived up to his draft hype but he is very much a valuable part of Nashville's defense;
Ellis and Josi are always tasked with playing against top lines and have always had a great plus/minus despite that.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have just landed one of the top defensive pairs in the league, which is going to change the structure of their team moving forward.

8. Dallas Stars-(LW/RW) Mike Hoffman
Original pick: Scott Glennie

The Dallas Stars need a goal scoring winger, luckily for them Mike Hoffman is there for the taking.
Mike Hoffman is a goal scoring machine, he has scored 20+ goals in every full season he has played in the NHL.
It might take some time but it won't be long before Hoffman is filling the nets for Dallas.

9. Ottawa Senators-(D) Tyson Barrie
Original pick: Jared Cowen

After losing Erik Karlsson last draft, the Ottawa Senators add a premier puck moving defenseman in Tyson Barrie.
Tyson Barrie has been very productive since entering the NHL, he has had 6 seasons with 10+ goals and 35+ points;
this includes three 12+ goals and 50+ points seasons as a member of the Colorado Avalanche.

10. Edmonton Oilers-(LW) Evander Kane
Original pick: Magnus Paajarvi

Magnus Paajarvi never lived up to his draft hype, so they select Evander Kane, a great power forward.
Evander Kane has played on many bad teams but still managed to put up 6 20+ goal seasons, including two 30 goal seasons.
Evander Kane would be a great fit on the line with Logan Couture, whom they drafted in 2007.

11. Nashville Predators-(RW) Kyle Palmieri
Original pick: Ryan Ellis

With Ryan Ellis not available anymore and the defenseman available not worth taking yet, the Predators select Kyle Palmieri.
Kyle Palmieri is quite underrated because he spent his prime on a bad New Jersey Devils team but he has still managed to score 20+ goals every season with New Jersey.
Adding Palmieri adds some instant offense to the Nashville Predators, a team in dire need of goal scoring.

12. New York Islanders-(LW) Anders Lee
Original pick: Calvin De Haan

New York Islanders still select Anders Lee but in the 1st round rather than the 6th round.
Anders Lee had 5 20+ goal season, including a two 30+ goal seasons and a 40 goal campaign in 2017-18.
Lee would be a great fit on the top line with John Tavares.

13. Buffalo Sabres-(C) Nazem Kadri
Original pick: Zack Kassian

Rather than selecting a glorified 3rd liner in Zack Kassian, the Buffalo Sabres select Nazem Kadri, a fantastic two way center.
Nazem Kadri plays in all situations and its he his job to play abouts other teams top players and get under their skin.
Buffalo really needs a player like Nazem Kadri because he is the type of player that could really change the energy of the team.

14. Florida Panthers-(D) Mattias Ekholm
Original pick: Dmitri Kulikov

Instead of selecting Dmitri Kulikov, the Florida Panthers select Mattias Ekholm, a terrific two way defenseman.
Mattias Ekholm had been a workhorse on defense and has appeared in 538 games while averaging 21:29 of ice time and a +71 plus/minus rating.
Ekholm would have instantly changed the Panthers defense and could have possibly played on their top pair with how weak their defense was.

15. Anaheim Ducks-(LW) Tomas Tatar
Original pick: Peter Holland

Rather than selecting Peter Holland, the Anaheim Ducks select Tomas Tatar.
Tomas Tatar is a very skilled Winger that has seemingly gotten better every season in Montreal;
he has 6 straight 20+ goal season and doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
Tatar would immediately be a top 6 winger on the Anaheim Ducks, a team in desperate need of top wingers.

16. Minnesota Wild-(D) Nick Leddy
Original pick: Nick Leddy

Minnesota Wild still select Nick Leddy because he has quietly been a real good defenseman.
Leddy won a Stanley cup with Chicago in 2013 and has put up at least 30 points in 5 straight seasons, including back to back 40+ point seasons.
Leddy will be an important part of the Minnesota blueline for a long time.

17. St.Louis Blues-(D) Sami Vatanen 
Original pick: David Rundblad

David Rundblad was a bust for the St.Louis Blues, so they select Sami Vatanen instead.
Sami Vatanen is an offensive defenseman that has struggled with various injuries but when healthy is very productive;
he put up back to back 30+ point seasons seasons also had two 20+ point season in which he played less than 60 games.
Sami Vatanen is a major upgrade over David Rundblad on the St.Louis Blues blueline.

18. Montreal Canadiens-(LW) Chris Kreider
Original pick: Louis Leblanc

Louis Leblanc was a bust for the Montreal Canadiens, so they select Chris Kreider instead.
Chris Kreider is a speedy winger with game breaking ability and put up 5 20+ goal seasons.
Chris Kreider would be a great part of the top 6 for the Montreal Canadiens.

19. New York Rangers-(RW) Reilly Smith
Original pick: Chris Kreider

Since Chris Kreider isn't available anymore, the New York Rangers select Reilly Smith, a gritty two way forward.
Reilly Smith is a complete player, that plays in all situations, is a great penalty killer and has put up 50 points in 5 different seasons.
Reilly Smith might take some time to develop but when he does, the Rangers will be getting a real good player.

20. New Jersey Devils-(D) Dmitry Orlov
Original pick: Jacob Josefson

Jacob Josefson never lived up to his draft hype, so the New Jersey Devils draft Dmitry Orlov instead.
Dmitry Orlov is a very good two way defenseman, that can sometimes be high-risk high reward but he has consistently put up around 30 points a season the past 5 years.
The Devils are in dire need of an impact defenseman and Dmitry Orlov would very quickly become one on the Devils.

21. Columbus Blue Jackets-(D) David Savard
Original pick: John Moore

The Columbus Blue Jackets still end up selecting David Savard but in the 1st round rather than the 4th round.
David Savard is a reliable two way defenseman that gets the job done and has been a workhorse on the Blue Jackets' blueline for years,
so it makes sense for them to grab David Savard because without him their defense isn't the same.

22. Vancouver Canucks-(RW) Jakob Silfverberg 
Original pick: Jordan Schroeder

Instead of selecting Jordan Schroeder, the Vancouver Canucks select Jakob Silfverberg.
Jakob Silfverberg has done nothing but score goals since his rookie year in the league; he has had 4 20 goal seasons.
Not only is Silfverberg a good scorer but he is also a solid two way player as well.
Silfverberg would be a great fit on the Right wing alongside the Sedin Twins.

23. Calgary Flames-(D) Brian Dumoulin
Original pick: Tim Erixon

Brian Dumoulin is quietly one of the most underrated defenseman in the NHL.
Without Dumoulin in the lineup, the Pittsburgh Penguins defense is significantly worse.
Brian Dumoulin could be a trade chip because the Calgary Flames are quite crowded on defense.

24. Washington Capitals-(G) Robin Lehner
Original pick: Marcus Johansson

Since Marcus Johansson isn't available anymore, the Washington Capitals select Robin Lehner.
Robin Lehner was a late bloomer but after turning his career around with the New York Islanders he has become a NHL caliber starter.
Since the Capitals don't have Braden Holtby at their services anymore, it's highly likely that Lehner could be the goalie of the future.

25. Boston Bruins-(C/LW/RW) Marcus Johansson
Original pick: Jordan Caron

Jordan Caron was a major bust, so the Boston Bruins select Marcus Johansson, a versaitile playmaking forward.
Marcus Johansson started off his career pretty good with the Washington Capitals, putting up 102 goals and 290 points in 501 games.
Unfortunately he was misused in New Jersey and Buffalo and he hasn't cracked 40 points since leaving Washington.
Johansson actually played pretty well with the Bruins, he put up 11 points in 22 playoff games during their 2019 stanley cup run.

26. Anaheim Ducks-(G) Darcy Kuemper
Original pick: Kyle Palmieri

Kyle Palmieri isn't available anymore, so the Anaheim Ducks select Darcy Kuemper.
Although Darcy Kuemper took longer to become a started in the NHL, he put up some of the best statistics the past two seasons.
Kuemper might become trade bait because the Ducks already have Jonas Hiller and Carey Price.

27. Carolina Hurricanes-(C/LW) Erik Haula
Original pick: Philippe Paradis

Philippe Paradis never played a game in the NHL, so the Carolina Hurricanes should Erik Haula instead.
Erik Haula is a versatile forward that can play both center and wing, he's a great player when healthy.
Erik Haula played well as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes before having his season cut short with injury, he had 12 G and 22 points in 41 games with the Hurricanes.

28. Chicago Blackhawks-(D) Ben Chiarot
Original pick: Dylan Olsen

Dylan Olsen was a bust for the Chicago Blackhawks, so they select Ben Chiarot, a solid Defensive defenseman.
Although Chiarot isn't flashy nor does he put up a whole lot of points, he is a physical defenseman and is reliable in his own zone, making him a good stay at home defenseman.
Ben Chiarot could be a good defenseman to pair with a defenseman who isn't as reliable defensively.

29. Tampa Bay Lightning-(D) Brayden McNabb
Original pick: Carter Ashton

Rather than selecting Carter Ashton, the Tampa Bay Lightning select Brayden McNabb.
Brayden McNabb was a late bloomer but he steadily became a reliable defensive defenseman in the NHL and is now an important piece on defense for the Vegas Golden Knights.
McNabb needs to be paired with a great skating defenseman so he only needs to worry about playing defense.

30. Pittsburgh Penguins-(C) Cody Eakin
Original pick: Simon Despres

Instead of selecting Simon Despres, the Pittsburgh Penguins select select Cody Eakin instead.
Cody Eakin is a good two way center that is good on faceoffs and is a good penalty killer.
Eakin would be a good 3rd line center on a contending team.

Winners:

Atlanta Thrashers

Added: Oliver Ekman Larsson Lost: Evander Kane

Toronto Maple Leafs

Added: Ryan Ellis Lost: Nazem Kadri

Edmonton Oilers

Added: Evander Kane Lost: Magnus Paajarvi

Florida Panthers

Added: Mattias Ekholm Lost: Dmitri Kulikov

Losers:

Ottawa Senators

Lost: Jakob Silfverberg, Robin Lehner, Mike Hoffman, Jared Cowen Added: Tyson Barrie

Colorado Avalanche

Lost: Matt Duchene, Tyson Barrie

Nashville Predators

Lost: Ryan Ellis, Mattias Ekholm Added: Kyle Palmieri

Phoenix Coyotes

Lost: Oliver Ekman-Larsson Added: Brayden Schenn


Monday, June 22, 2020

PROSPECT PROFILES: RODION AMIROV

Rodion Amirov
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
KHL
6'0"/ 168 lb
LW





















Size/Strength       Great
Skating       Excellent
Shot/Scoring       Excellent
Puckhandling        Excellent
Physical Play       Average
Offensive Play       Excellent
Defensive Play       Great
Hockey Sense         Excellent
Competitiveness     Great

Strengths

1. Strong skating two way winger, with High IQ
2. Sees the ice very well, has a quick and deadly release on his shot
3. Complete player, can play in all situations

Cause for Concern

1. lacks physicality and has loooked overwelmed in limited KHL usage
2. Needs more speed and strength
3. Doesn't have expolsive speed

Skill:

A skilled Left Winger, with speed, an incredible shot and great hockey IQ and can play in all situations.

Scouting Report:

Rodion Amirov is a highly skilled left wing with speed and high hockey IQ who can play all situations.
He presents a dual threat in his ability to make plays and finish; he will hound pucks with smarts and skill, and those same elements are effective in transition.
Amirov has the sense to know where to be, when to be in the right spots, where he can take advantage. He's not a flash and dash player, but he's effective with his skills and body
Rodion Amirov is the top ranked Russian skater for the draft.
The strong skating winger projects as a top six forward who is probably not very far from making an impact in North America.

NHL Potential:

Top Line Winger, with Star Potential

Style Comparison: Auston Matthews

Stats:
Salavat Yulaev Ufa U18       KHL           9 GP       9 G        22 Pts     
Tolpar Ufa                   MHL          31 GP      13 G        26 Pts
Russia U18 (all)      international-jr    27 GP      13 G        22 Pts 

Tolpar Ufa                   MHL         16 GP       6 G       18 Pts
Toros Neftekamsk             VHL          5 GP       1 G        3 Pts
Russia U20            international-jr    7 GP       1 G        3 pts



BEST ALL-TIME HISTORIC DRAFT SIMULATION



In my last blog i did a draft featuring all of the greatest NHL players of all time;
in this blog i will be doing a simulation of 3 seasons using those rosters and i will also be making some trades as well.

Since there are only 21 teams in the league, there will only be 4 divisions, each with 5 teams in it and one with 6.
There is one change in the alignment of the divisions; the Minnesota North Stars are playing in the Smythe division instead of the Norris division.

Legend:
P-playoffs
#-missed playoffs

Season 1 results:


Prince of Wales Conference

Adams

P1-Quebec Nordiques
P4-Buffalo Sabres
P5-Montreal Canadiens
P8-Boston Bruins

#-Hartford Whalers

Patrick

P2-Washington Capitals
P3-New York Islanders
P6-New York Rangers
P7-New Jersey Devils

#-Philadelphia Flyers
#-Pittsburgh Penguins

Clarence Campbell Conference

Norris

P1-St.Louis Blues
P3-Winnipeg Jets
P4-Toronto Maple Leafs
P8-Detroit Red Wings

#-Chicago Black Hawks

Smythe

P2-LA Kings
P5-Edmonton Oilers
P6-Vancouver Canucks
P7-Calgary Flames

#-Minnesota North Stars

1st round:

QUE def. BOS
WAS def. NYR
NYI def. MTL
BUF def. NJ
STL def. DET
LA def. CGY
WPG def. VAN
EDM def. TOR

2nd round:

BUF def. QUE
NYI def. WSH
STL def. EDM
LA def. WPG

Conf. finals:

NYI def. BUF
STL def. LA

Stanley cup:

St.Louis Blues beat the New York Islanders in 6 games to win the Stanley cup.

In the offseason, a few major trades are made.

Chicago Blackhawks trade Joe Thornton, Keith Tkachuk, Gump Worsley to the Boston Bruins for Patrik Elias, Scott Gomez, Mikka Kiprusoff, Leo Boivin
Chicago Blackhawks trade John Odrognick, Niklas Kronwall to the Edmonton Oilers for Taylor Hall
St.Louis Blues trade Jacque Plante, Stepane Richer to the Montreal Canadiens for Doug Gilmour, Lorne Chabot, Newsy Lalonde.
Hartford Whalers trade Henrik Zetterberg to the Calgary Flames for Rod Brind'Amour

Season 2 results:


Prince of Wales Conference

Adams

P1-Montreal Canadiens
P4-Buffalo Sabres
P5-Quebec Nordiques
P7-Boston Bruins

# Hartford Whalers

Patrick

P2-New York Islanders
P3-Washington Capitals
P6-New York Rangers
P8-New Jersey Devils

# Philadelphia Flyers
# Pittsburgh Penguins

Clarence Campbell Conference

Norris

P1-St.Louis Blues
P3-Winnipeg Jets
P5-Toronto Maple Leafs
P8-Detroit Red Wings

# Chicago Black Hawks

Smythe

P2-LA Kings
P4-Calgary Flames
P6-Edmonton Oilers
P7-Vancouver Canucks

# Minnesota North Stars

1st round:

MTL def. NJ
NYI def. BOS
WSH def. NYR
BUF def. QUE
STL def. DET
LA def. VAN
WPG def. EDM
CGY def. TOR

2nd round:

MTL def. BUF
NYI def. WSH
CGY def. STL
WPG def. LA

Conf. Finals:

NYI def. MTL
CGY def. WPG

Stanley Cup Finals:

New York Islanders beat the Calgary Flames in 6 games to win the Stanley cup

In the offseason, a couple more trades are made.

New Jersey Devils trade Trevor Linden, Brian Rolston, Thomas Gradin to the Vancouver Canucks for John Tonelli, Ziggy Palffy
New Jersey Devils trade Jason Arnott, Petr Sykora, Travis Zajac, Andy Greene to the Quebec Nordiques for Ryan O'Reilly, Joe Mullen, Craig Hartsburg
Quebec Nordiques trade Brian Gionta to the New York Rangers for Adam Graves
Vancouver Canucks trade Tuukka Rask, Bill Cowley, Ryan Kesler to the Detroit Red Wings for Syl Apps, Ed Giacomin
Detroit Red Wings trade Tom Jonsson, Ryan Kesler, Slava Kozlov to the LA Kings for Jay Wells, Tony Amonte

Season 3:


Prince of Wales Conference

Adams

P2-Montreal Canadiens
P3-Quebec Nordiques
P5-Buffalo Sabres
P8-Boston Bruins

# Hartford Whalers

Patrick

P1-New York Islanders
P4-Washington Capitals
P6-New York Rangers
P7-New Jersey Devils

# Philadelphia Flyers
# Pittsburgh Penguins

Clarence Campbell Conference

Norris

P2-St.Louis Blues
P4-Winnipeg Jets
P5-Detroit Red Wings
P6-Toronto Maple Leafs

# Chicago Black Hawks

Smythe

P1-LA Kings
P3-Calgary Flames
P7-Edmonton Oilers
P8-Minnesota North Stars

# Vancouver Canucks

1st round:

NYI def. BOS
MTL def. NJ
QUE def. NYR
WSH def. BUF
LA def. MIN
STL def. EDM
CGY def. TOR
DET def. WPG

2nd round:

WSH def. NYI
MTL def. QUE
LA def. DET
STL def. CGY

Conf. Finals:

MTL def. WSH
STL def. LA

Stanley cup Finals:

Montreal Canadiens defeat the St.Louis Blues in 7 games to win the Stanley cup.

This is the updated Roster after all the moves
https://hockeywiztalks-hockey.blogspot.com/2020/06/best-all-time-historic-draft.html

Winners:

St.Louis Blues: 1 stanley cup, 2 finals appearances 

Montreal Canadiens: 1 stanley cup

New York Islanders: 1 stanley cup, 2 finals appearances

LA Kings: Finished 1st or 2nd in Clarence Campbell conference every season

Losers:

Hartford Whalers: Never Made playoffs

Pittsburgh Penguins: Never Made playoffs

Chicago Black Hawks: Never Made playoffs

Philadelphia Flyers: Never Made playoffs





Wednesday, June 17, 2020

REDRAFTING 2008 NHL DRAFT



The 2008 NHL draft had plenty of star talent in it including Steven Stamkos, Drew Doughty, Alex Pietrangelo, Erik Karlsson, John Carlson, Roman Josi and Braden Holtby.
If there were a redraft of the 2008 draft, the landscape of the league sure would be very different.

*Check out my previous blogs for my other Redrafts*

1. Tampa Bay Lightning-(C) Steven Stamkos
Original pick: Steven Stamkos

Steven Stamkos is still clearly the best player in the 2008 draft because after struggling his rookie year, he turned into one of the elite scorers in the league.
Stamkos has scored 25+ goals in every season except his rookie year and in 2016-17 when he suffered a season ending injury;
Stamkos had 5 40+ goal seasons, including 2 50+ goal seasons in which he won the Rocket Richard Trophy.
It might be surprising to hear this but Steven Stamkos has scored the most points of any player born in the 1990s.

2. LA Kings-(D) Drew Doughty
Original pick: Drew Doughty

The LA Kings still select Drew Doughty because he was the second best player in the draft after Steven Stamkos.
Although Karlsson had better offensive numbers, Drew Doughty is clearly the better defender and has two stanley cups on his resume.
Drew Doughty is well on his to a hall of fame career.

3. Atlanta Thrashers-(D) Erik Karlsson
Original pick: Zach Bogosian

Erik Karlsson is one of the premier offensive defenseman of this decade, he has put at least 40 points in all but 2 seasons in the league.
Karlsson had 5 15+ goals and 65+ point campaigns and his best season came in 2015-16 when he averaged a point per game
The Atlanta Thrashers now have a franchise defenseman of the future and a player to build around after they trade Kovalchuk.

4. St.Louis Blues-(D) Alex Pietrangelo
Original pick: Alex Pietrangelo

The St.Louis Blues still select Alex Pietrangelo because even though Roman Josi is the better offensive defenseman, Pietrangelo is better defensively.
Not only that but Pietrangelo would be NHL ready a lot sooner than Josi which is important because the Blues were in dire need of a game changing defenseman.

5. Toronto Maple Leafs-(D) Roman Josi
Original pick: Luke Schenn

Rather than selecting Luke Schenn, the Toronto Maple Leafs select Roman Josi, an elite offensive defenseman.
Roman Josi has played 10 seasons in the league and has put up at least 10 goals and 40 points in 8 straight seasons.
Roman Josi would be that Franchise defenseman that the Maple Leafs had be searching for since Borje Salming.

6. Columbus Blue Jackets-(D) John Carlson
Original pick: Nikita Filatov

Instead of selecting Nikita Filatov, the Columbus Blue Jackets select John Carlson, a star defenseman who is seemingly getting better.
John Carlson really started to hit his stride as an elite offensive defenseman in 2017-18, when he had 15 goals and 68 points;
he followed that season up by putting up back to back 70+ point seasons.
John Carlson would be the franchise defenseman the Blue Jackets were looking for since they joined the league.

7. Nashville Predators-(G) Braden Holtby
Original pick: Colin Wilson

Since the Predators don't have Tomas Vokoun or Pekka Rinne in the system anymore, the Preds really need to draft a new number 1 goalie for the future.
Luckily for them, Braden Holtby is available; he has put 8 20+ win seasons including 5 straight 30+ win seasons and 3 straight 40+ win seasons.
Braden Holtby gives the Nashville Predators a new franchise goalie for the next decade.

8. Phoenix Coyotes-(RW) Jordan Eberle
Original pick: Mikkel Boedker

Rather than selecting Mikkel Boedker, the Phoenix Coyotes select Jordan Eberle, a creative goal scoring winger.
Jordan Eberle have a lot hype surrounding him early in his career and would go on to put up 6 straight 20+ goal seasons.
Eberle would instantly give the Phoenix Coyotes a perrenial 20 goal scorer, something they were really missing.

9. New York Islanders-(RW) Cam Atkinson
Original pick: Josh Bailey

If the Islanders were going to wait so long for a player to develop, they should have taken Cam Atkinson rather than Josh Bailey because he had more high end skill.
Cam Atkinson had 6 straight 20+ goal seasons including a 35 goal campaign in 2016-17 and a 41 goal campaign in 2018-19.
Cam Atkinson would be a part of the Islanders core for a long time.

10. Vancouver Canucks-(C) Adam Henrique
Original pick: Cody Hodgson

Rather than drafting Cody Hodgson, who was a massive bust, the Vancouver Canucks select Adam Henrique, a fantastic goal scoring center.
Adam Henrique burst on to the scene in his rookie year and scored the game winning goal that sent the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup finals in 2012.
He built upon his rookie year and has put up 5 20+ goal seasons in his career.
Adam Henrique would be a great 2nd line center behind Henrik Sedin for the Vancouver Canucks.

11. Chicago Blackhawks-(C) Derek Stepan
Original pick: Kyle Beach

Instead of picking Kyle Beach, the Blackhawks select Derek Stepan, a good two way center instead.
Derek Stepan had 4 straight seasons with 50+ points also put up 49 points in 97 postseason games, while a member of the New York Rangers.
Derek Stepan would be great fit on a line with Patrick Kane.

12. Buffalo Sabres-(RW) Josh Bailey
Original pick: Tyler Myers

Instead of selecting Tyler Myers, the Buffalo Sabres select Josh Bailey, a good playmaking Winger.
Josh Bailey was once considered a bust but he was just a late bloomer as he had his best seasons 9 seasons after being drafted.
Bailey went from putting up around 30-40 points a season to putting up 56 points in 2016-17 and he would have 3 straight 50+ points seasons.
Josh Bailey would be a good top 6 forward for the Buffalo sabres with how weak their depth was at right wing.

13. LA Kings-(D) Jake Gardiner
Original pick: Colton Teubert

Colton Teubert was a major bust the LA Kings, so they should select Jake Gardiner, a good puck moving defenseman instead.
Jake Gardiner put up at least 30 points in every season except for the 3 seasons.
Jake Gardiner and Drew Doughty will spearhead a rebuilt LA Kings D core and they'll both be a big part of the team's future.

14. Carolina Hurricanes-(RW/LW) Gustav Nyquist
Original pick: Zach Boychuk

Instead of picking a major bust in Zach Boychuk, the Carolina Hurricanes select Gustav Nyquist, a talented and skilled winger.
Gustav Nyquist had 3 20+ goal seasons with the Red Wings and normally ends up with around 45-50 points a season.
While Nyquist will never be a reliable go to scorer, he can be a great source of secondary scoring on a team like the Hurricanes.

15. Ottawa Senators-(D) TJ Brodie
Original pick: Erik Karlsson

It will be impossible to replace Erik Karlsson, so the Ottawa Senators can only select the best defenseman available, which is TJ Brodie.
TJ Brodie put up decent numbers with the Calgary Flames, but its his ability to play in all situations and against other team's top players which is the reason for this pick.
Even though the Ottawa Senators lose Erik Karlsson, they get a very good two way defenseman in TJ Brodie.

16. Boston Bruins-(D) Tyler Myers
Original pick: Joe Colborne

Rather than selecting Joe Colborne, the Boston Bruins select the hulking 6'8' defenseman, Tyler Myers.
Tyler Myers was a great defenseman early in his career and showed much promise his first two seasons with the Sabres,
but they failed to turn him into that star defenseman that he was capable of being. 
With the Boston Bruins, Myers could have learned under Zdeno Chara and formed a scary shutdown tandem.

17. Anaheim Ducks-(D) Jared Spurgeon
Original pick: Jake Gardiner

Jared Spurgeon is a very underrated defenseman that has quietly put up double digit goals in 4 different seasons.
Although Spurgeon is only 5'6" he is a big threat when he is on the ice because of his shot and playmaking abilities.
Spurgeon would only help to improve a good Anaheim Ducks defensive core and would be a better pick than Jake Gardiner, who never played a game for them.

18. Nashville Predators-(D) Travis Hamonic
Original pick: Chet Pickard

After selecting Braden Holtby earlier in the draft, the Nashville Predators select Travis Hamonic with their next selection.
Travis Hamonic isn't a defenseman who will put up a ton of points but he a great defensive defenseman and a shot blocking machine.
Hamonic will greatly improve the defensive core for the Predators and sort of makes up for the loss of Roman Josi.

19. Philadelphia Flyers-(LW/RW) Colin Wilson
Original pick: Luca Sbisa

Instead of selecting Luca Sbisa, the Philadelphia Flyers select Colin Wilson, a talend winger with playoff pedigree.
Colin Wilson only has 286 points in 632 regular season games but raises his level of play in the playoffs 33 points in 65 playoffs
Wilson would be a good role player on the Philadelphia Flyers.

20. New York Rangers-(D) Justin Schultz
Original pick: Michael Del Zotto

Rather than selecting Michael Del Zotto, the New York Rangers select Justin Schultz, a highly talented offensive defenseman.
Schultz has been somewhat disappointing in his career but he can still turn his career around because he is 29 and plays with good players on the Penguins.
With the New York Rangers, Schultz could instantly help the Rangers upon his debut because he is a powerplay specialist, which is a weakness of the Rangers.

21. Washington Capitals-(LW) Tyler Ennis
Original pick: Anton Gustafsson

Instead of selecting Anton Gustafsson, who was a massive bust, the Washington Capitals select Tyler Ennis.
Tyler Ennis had 3 20+ goal seasons with the Buffalo Sabres then his production took a massive dip


22. Edmonton Oilers-(G) Jake Allen
Original pick: Jordan Eberle

It will be very hard to replace Jordan Eberle's offensive production at this point in the draft, so the Edmonton Oilers draft thier goalie of the future in Jake Allen.
Jake Allen had 4 consecutive 20+ win seasons including a 33 win season in 2016-17 with the St.Louis Blues.
Jake Allen might not have as great numbers with the Oilers but he would definitely be the number 1 goalie with the Oilers.

23. Minnesota Wild-(D) Jason Demers
Original pick: Tyler Cuma

Since Jared Spurgeon was selected earlier in the draft, they need a defenseman to replace him and the best defenseman available would be Jason Demers.
Jason Demers is a solid two way defenseman, that was actually quietly productive early in his career with the San Jose Sharks and Dallas Stars.
Demers could be an important part of the Minnesota Wild defensive core now that they don't have Jared Spurgeon.

24. New Jersey Devils-(G) Jacob Markstrom
Original pick: Mattias Tedenby

The New Jersey Devils need to draft successor for Martin Brodeur and luckily for them, Jacob Markstrom is available.
Jacob Markstrom had 3 consecutive 20+ win seasons with the Vancouver Canucks after the Florida Panthers almost screwed up his development.
Jacob Markstrom will take a few years to develop but it would be fine because the Devils aren't in need of a new starter for another 4 years.

25. Calgary Flames-(LW/RW) Mikkel Boedker
Original pick: Greg Nemisz

Instead of picking Greg Nemisz, the Calgary Flames select Mikkel Boedker a highly talented winger.
Mikkel Boedker never really managed to translate his talent into production but he was still a solid NHL pro;
perhaps playing on the Calgary Flames would have helped his development a lot more.

26. Buffalo Sabres-(D) Zach Bogosian
Original pick: Tyler Ennis

Since Tyler Ennis isn't available anymore, the Buffalo Sabres select Zach Bogosian, who was a highly hyped defenseman in the 2008 draft.
The injuries early in his career really hindered his development and never reach his draft potential, but he still had a solid career.

27. Washington Capitals-(D) Michael Del Zotto
Original pick: John Carlson

It will be nearly impossible to replace John Carlson but if Michael Del Zotto played on the Washington Capitals, he would have a few good seasons.
Del Zotto could be a very good offensive defenseman with the Capitals but he's would be way worse than John Carlson defensively.

28. Phoenix Coyotes-(D) Luke Schenn
Original pick: Viktor Tikhonov

After picking Jordan Eberle to bolter the offense earlier in the draft, the Phoenix Coyotes draft Luke Schenn, a physical defensive defenseman.
Luke Schenn's development was destroyed in Toronto, he might have been better off starting off on a defensive oriented team like Phoenix.

29. Atlanta Thrashers-(D) Marco Scandella
Original pick: Daultan Leveille

The Atlanta Thrashers already picked Erik Karlsson earlier in the draft, so they draft a defensively responsible defenseman to pair with him in Marco Scandella.
Marco Scandella isn't flashy but he gets the job done and is a solid defensive defenseman, which you need to be when being paired with Erik Karlsson.

30. Detroit Red Wings-(C) Zack Smith
Original pick: Tom McCollum

Although Zach Smith isn't exactly an impact player, he could be a pretty good role player on a team like the Detroit Red Wings.
Zack Smith can play in all situations and is great on faceoffs; he is a great penalty killer and can play both center and on the Wing.

Winners:

Atlanta Thrashers

Added: Erik Karlsson, Marco Scandella Lost: Zach Bogosian, Daulan Leveille

Toronto Maple Leafs

Added: Roman Josi Lost: Luke Schenn

Chicago Blackhawks

Added: Derek Stepan Lost: Kris Beach

Columbus Blue Jackets

Added: John Carlson Lost: Nikita Filatov

Losers:

Ottawa Senators

Lost: Erik Karlsson Added: TJ Brodie

Washington Capitals

Lost: John Carlson, Anton Gustafsson Added: Tyler Ennis, Michael Del Zotto

Minnesota Wild

Lost: Jared Spurgeon, Tyler Cuma  Added: Jason Demers

Calgary Flames

Lost: TJ Brodie, Greg Nemisz Added: Mikkel Boedker


Monday, June 15, 2020

Prospect Profiles: Dawson Mercer

Dawson Mercer
Chicoutimi Saguendeens
QMJHL
6'0"/ 179 lb
RW




















Size/Strength        Excellent
Skating        Above Average
Shot/Scoring        Excellent
Puckhandling         Great
Physical Play        Excellent
Offensive Play        Excellent
Defensive Play Excellent
Hockey Sense         Excellent
Competitiveness     Excellent

Strengths

1. Intelligent, Play-creating winger with high IQ
2. Terrific Forechecker, excels below the hash marks and plays in all situations
3. Can score and set up teammates at an elite rate

Cause for Concern

1. Injury slowed his production in his draft year
2. Wasn't less depended upon in Chicoutimi after being traded there from from Drummondville
3. Doesn't have expolsive speed

Skill:

A Creative Winger, with great two way instincts, and a great touch around the net

Scouting Report:

Dawson Mercer is a Intelligent, play creating winger, that makes the hard plays and can also dazzle with his puck skills.
Mercer plays a lot bigger than his 6’0 frame, excelling below the hash marks and around the crease.
He's one of the better goal scorers in the draft and he has built on that with an increasingly well-rounded two-way game.
Mercer is a high-IQ player who uses his reads well. He finds teammates with regularity and has a knack for finding the back of the net from opportunistic spots.
Even though he was slowed by injury his draft year, when he did play he was always a difference maker for his teams whether it was Drommondville or Chicoutimi.
Dawson Mercer should be be draft between the 10th and 15th pick depending on team needs..

NHL Potential:

Top line Winger, with Star Potential

Style Comparison: Brad Marchand

Stats: 
Drummondville Votigeurs     QMJHL         68 GP      30 G       64 Pts       

Drummondville Votigeurs     QMJHL         26 GP      26 G       42 Pts 
Chicoutimi Sagueneens       QMJHL         16 GP       6 G       18 Pts


BEST ALL-TIME HISTORIC DRAFT (UPDATED ROSTER)

This is a historic NHL draft which features all of the greatest players of all time.


The Format of the draft is as follows:
There will be 21 historic teams conducting a snake format draft will get to draft 6 of the best all time players of their choice
In the next 2 rounds, teams will draft 3 legends from a specific teams and the rest of the roster will be filled out by some of the best all-timers to play for that team
Goalies will be drafted in tandems.
Every team will also get one current NHL player who has the potential to be an all time great
The order of the snake draft will be determined by a random number generator.

These are the final rosters after the draft:

Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres
D.Moore-G.Perreault-G.Anderson T.Lindsay-S.Abel-G.Howe
K.Tkachuk-S.Mikita-K.Muller I.Kovalchuk-M.Modano-M.Hossa
Z.Parise-J.Thornton-D.Pastrnak D.Maruk-A.Kopitar-D.Heatley
B.Pederson-D.Krejci-F.Stanfield M.Foligno-D.Roy-J.Pominville
D.Clapper-R.Blake M.Howe-T.Horton
K.Daneyko-B.Rafalski C.Johnsson-J.Carlson
T.Krug-D.Sweeney M.Ramsey-A.Zhitnik
H.Lundqvist-G.Worsley-M.Vernon R.Hextall-B.Parent

Calgary Flames Chicago Blackhawks
J.LeClair-P.Esposito-T.Fleury  P.Elias-Denis Savard-Bo.Hull
D.Sittler-N.MacKinnon-B.Geoffrion W.Cashman-J.Ratelle-R.Middleton
H.Zetterberg-J.Toews-S.Makarov T.Hall-S.Gomez-K.Hodge
J.Gaudreau-S.Monahan-M.Hejduk P.Sharp-I.Larionov-J.Pappin
B.Leetch-A.Stanley C.Chelios-D.Potvin
A.Foote-K.Timonen L.Boivin-P.Pilote
M.Giordano-D.Phaneuf B.Murray-B.Seabrook
G.Cheevers-E.JohnstonM.Kiprusoff-C.Rayner

Detroit Red Wings
Edmonton Oilers
S.Apps-S.Crosby-L.McDonald J.Bucyk-M.Dionne-A.Bathgate
P.Forsberg-A.Delvecchio-M.Redmond C.Henry-Bo.Smith-T.Selanne
C.Gillies-N.Ullman-R.Vaive B.Marchand-M.Schmidt-P.McNab
T.Holmstrom-K.Primeau-T.Amonte J.Odrognick-R.Nugent-Hopkins-J.Eberle
N.Lidstrom-T.Kaberle J.Laperriere-G.Lapointe
S.Persson-A.MacInnis S.Smith-E.Karlsson
V.Konstantinov-J.Wells N.Kronwall-R.Greschner
T.Rask-M.Richter E.Belfour-Chuck Gardiner

Hartford Whalers
LA Kings
B.Federko-M.Sundin-M.Recchi P.Kariya-A.Oates-J.Iginla
S.Howe-E.Lach-N.Kucherov S.Thomas-P.Datsyuk-P.Bondra
B.Richards-R.Brind'Amour-K.Dineen S.Kozlov-N.Backstrom-J.Carter
R.Ferraro-J.Staal-J.O'Neill D.Brown-B.Goring-B.Mosienko
H.Howell-P.Coffey J.Stewart-B.Orr
J.Slavin-R.Larson R.Langway-K.Hatcher
D.Boyle-U.Samuelsson L.Visnovsky-T.Jonsson
G.Fuhr-J.Quick-A.Moog T.Esposito-G.Hall

Minnesota North Stars
Montreal Canadiens
De.Hull-B.Trottier-Br.Hull A.Ovechkin-J.Beliveau-T.Kerr
A.Joliat-T.Kennedy-S.Larmer B.Propp-H.Richard-M.Richard
R.Smyth-D.Weight-J.Langenbrunner Ja.Benn-T.Seguin-A.Kovalev
B.Morrow-D.Gagner-J.Lehtinen B.Gainey-G.Carboneau-S.Richer
C.Pronger-G.Suter F.Howlett-D.Harvey
D.Redmond-C.Huddy E.Desjardins-PK.Subban
D.Hatcher-R.Matvichuk T.Johnson-J.Klingberg
A.Connell-C.Benidict-M-A.Fleury J.Plante-H.Lumley

New Jersey Devils New York Islanders
L.Robitaille-J.Sakic-C.Conacher C.Denneny-S.Yzerman-A.Mogilny
M.Naslund-E.Lindros-R.MacLeish R.Martin-P.Turgeon-R.Martin
J.Tonelli-C.Giroux-J.Mullen L.Draisaitl-C.McDavid-B.Bourne
A.Graves-R.O'Reilly-Z.Palffy Bo.Nystrom-Brent Sutter-D.Gare
S.Stevens-D.Doughty P.Housley-B.Gadsby
B.McCrimmon-B.Pratt K.Lowe-B.Burns
C.Hartsburg-B.Driver K.Jonsson-M.Streit
K.Dryden-G.Hainsworth D.Hasek-T.Barrasso

New York Rangers Philadelphia Flyers
T.Blake-H.Morenz-Y.Cournoyer B.Barber-B.Clarke-J.Jagr
S.Shutt-Pe.Stastny-A.Yashin G.Sanderson-J.Roenick-P.Verbeek
V.Hadfield-J.Spezza-D.Alfredsson T.Vanek-J.Eichel-M.Satan
S.Vickers-W.Tkaczuk-B.Gionta S.Gagne-M.Richards-R.Leach
E.Shore-S.Gonchar Z.Chara-S.Zubov
M.Schneider-W.Redden D.Babych-B.Quackenbush
Dave Maloney-J.Patrick Joe Watson-Jim Watson
C.Price-R.Luongo-K.McLean T.Sawchuk-C.Osgood

Pittsburgh Penguins Quebec Nordiques
D.Andreychuk-E.Malkin-M.Bossy K.Stevens-M.Lemieux-R.Gilbert
P.Marleau-D.Hawerchuk-J.Pavelski R.Tocchet-P.Bergeron-M.Gartner
S.Sullivan-D.Keon-P.Kessel B.Bellows-N.Broten-C.Lemieux
R.Kehoe-J.Cullen-O.Nolan A.Tanguay-J.Arnott-P.Sykora
E.Seibert-D.Wilson S.Niedermayer-S.Savard
R.Josi-S.Weber R.Carlyle-S.Ozolish
D.Bodger-R.StackhouseA.Greene-T.Barrie
M.Liut-C.Joseph T.Broda-J.Bower

St.Louis Blues Toronto Maple Leafs
B.Shanahan-W.Gretzky-N.Lalonde F.Mahovlich-De.Savard-G.Lafleur
D.Sedin-H.Sedin-J.MacLean Gary Roberts-J.Nieuwendyk-K.Nilsson
B.Jackson-G.Unger-V.TarasenkoA.Bailey-R.Getzlaf-C.Perry
Brian Sutter-B.Holik-G.Armstrong B.Pulford-S.Koivu-R.Ellis
L.Murphy-S.Fetisov H.Day-K.Clancy
I.Turnbull-K.Letang D.Keith-R.Horner
R.Ramage-Jeff Brown P.Reinhart-M.Provonost
P.Roy-L.Chabot G.Vezina-B.Durnan

Vancouver Canucks
Washington Capitals
M.Goulet-M.Messier-C.Neely R.Conacher-R.Francis-J.Kurri
S.Apps-B.Nicholls-S.Smyl V.Lecavalier-S.Stamkos-M.St.Louis
B.Rolston-J.Tavares-T.Linden C.Simmer-J.Lemaire-D.Taylor
G.Courtnall-T.Gradin-T.Bertuzzi D.Hunter-M.Ridley-D.Christian
S.Duschense-B.Park B.Salming-R.Kelly
G.Wesley-D.Mohns V.Hedman-D.Sydor
A.Edler-J.Lumme M.Niskanen-M.Green
T.Thompson-F.Brimsek-E.Giacomin M.Brodeur-S.Burke

Winnipeg Jets
D.Bentley-M.Bentley-P.Kane
F.Nighbor-S.Fedorov-P.Bure
R.Whitney-E.Staal-Ju.Williams
T.Steen-M.Scheifele-B.Wheeler
R.Bourque-S.Cleghorn
L.Robinson-Hooley Smith
D.Byfuglien-T.Numminen
B.Smith-E.Nabokov
Check back next week for a simulation using these rosters.