Buffalo Sabres Draft

March 28, 2016

Buffalo Sabres: Best: In the 1983 draft, the Sabres would select seven players who would play at least 319 NHL games. The Sabres had three picks in the first round. They selected goaltender Tom Barrasso (5th overall), Normand Lacombe (10th overall, 115 career points) and with the very next pick took Adam Creighton (403 career points). Other players drafted included John Tucker (436 career points including 0.78 points per game…

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2015/16 OHL Western Conference Playoff Preview

The 2015/16 OHL Western Conference playoffs are just around the corner. The Erie Otters who lead the entire league with 105 points will meet the 8th place Saginaw Spirit, the 2nd place Sarnia Sting play the 7th place Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, the 3rd ranked London Knights take on the 6th place Owen Sound Attack, and the 4th place Kitchener Rangers are matched up against the 5th place Windsor Spitfires. Erie Otters (1)…

March 23, 2016
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2015/16 OHL Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

The 2015-16 OHL playoffs are about to begin. The eastern conference’s top ranked team the Kingston Frontenacs will face the 8th place Oshawa Generals, the 2nd place Barrie Colts will match up with the 7th place Mississauga Steelheads, the 3rd ranked North Bay Battalion will play the 6th place Peterborough Petes, and the 4th place Niagara IceDogs battle the 5th place Ottawa 67’s. Kingston Frontenacs (1) vs Oshawa Generals (8) League Rankings  …

March 23, 2016
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Boston Bruins Draft

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March 20, 2016

Boston Bruins: Best: Looking back at the Bruins draft history, there are three drafts which stand out in terms of not only providing an influx of useful players but also some very high end talent. In the 2006 draft, the Bruins drafted Phil Kessel (1st round, 5th overall), Milan Lucic (2nd round, 50th overall) and Brad Marchand (3rd round 71st overall). While each player has his share of critics, they…

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Arizona Coyotes Draft

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March 20, 2016

Arizona Coyotes: (includes Winnipeg Jets) Best: There are a few contenders for the best draft in team history. In 1979, the Coyotes/Jets selected Dave Christian (2nd round), Thomas Steen (5th round) and Tim Watters (6th round). Christian and Steen were similar players who had productive NHL careers and Watters was a solid defensive defensemen. A nice return in this draft which could have been so much better (see below).  In the…

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Anaheim Ducks Draft

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March 6, 2016

Anaheim Ducks Since entering the league the Ducks have always had a first round selection. While the club has never had the 1st overall pick in any draft, the Ducks did have the 2nd overall selections in 1992 (Oleg Tverdovksy) and 2005 (Bobby Ryan). Best: A no brainer, the Ducks 2003 draft yielded the club perennial all-stars Ryan Getzlaf (1st round-19th overall) and Corey Perry (1st round-28th overall). In the same draft,…

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