Now that the World Juniors is over, it’s time for unnecessarily critical speculation about the skill, value, and utility of a bunch of eighteen year olds in a professional league known to be just as mentally difficult as physically difficult.
Cheering for a bad team is exhausting. Not just because the team itself is bad and it gets tiring to watch them fail the same way night after night with a few good games here and there to instill in you a false sense of hope, but because other fans can be way too pessimistic.
November was an interesting month for the crop of 2019 NHL draft prospects. We saw some climb up the rankings and into our hearts (see: Philip Broberg), and others drop out of the radar entirely as first round potential picks (see: Maxim Cajkovic). To see exactly where these kids ranked last month, you can find our October draft rankings in two parts here, top 15 and bottom 16.
Again, the omnipresent and ambiguous ‘we’ is Ellie Green, and CTP’s capitalcorrespondent. We’re late this month, because November has one less day than we thought it did. Sit down, buckle in and get ready to read about the draft prospects we project to go in the first round.