Almost fifteen years of consecutive playoff appearances do not make for the strongest prospect pool. Coupled with Doug Wilson’s policy of only drafting the safest choices (which he seemingly abandoned for this year to take Ryan Merkley), it leaves you with fistfuls of prospects with a third line/second pair ceiling.
San Jose went into the offseason banking on Tavares, and that obviously didn’t come to fruition. But, the show must go on.
July first has come and gone. Edmonton had very little spending money, which was probably a good thing. They picked up a few half decent pieces during free agency, and didn’t massively overspend on depth moves, which I think some fans were anticipating.
Yes, he just won the Vezina trophy for the goaltender judged to be the best at his position, but the Predators organisation and their fans will have some tough decisions to face soon, regarding their netminding.
Arizona Coyotes prospect Liam Kirk, first born and trained UK player to be drafted into the NHL, was taken 8th in the CHL import draft by the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League earlier today.
Less than a year removed from participating in an domestic violence awareness campaign, Predators forward Austin Watson has been arrested for domestic violence and released on a $4,500 dollar bond.
Looking at Jesse Puljujarvi, you see that wide, youthful grin, and it’s east for non-Oilers fans overlook the disappointing season he had last year with the team that drafted him 4th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.