Follow me on Twitter Prospect pools move in cycles. Teams begin with drab unimpressive youth crops, but can have a great NHL team. Then the squad begins to grow old, slip in the standings, and get high draft picks as a result, as high-end prospects begin to come flowing back into the fold. Once the
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Follow me on Twitter @SammySTL5 There are many aspects an NHL scouting department has to consider when selecting a player, with size, skill level, and production all being key areas. Then there are the off-ice matters that must be considered. One factor that has always been prevalent is the “Russian factor”—fear that Russian-born players will
Follow me on Twitter Over the past few drafts, the New Jersey Devils accumulated a wide range of prospects, spread across the world in many different leagues. Going into every season, Devils fans are always interested in what leagues and teams to follow for tracking the progress of the organization’s young up-and-comers, so I took the
Follow me on twitter @Sammystl5 New Jersey Devils development camp took place last week at Barnabas Health Center, which temporarily housed all of the Devils top prospects. As described by many who attended, this was the best development camp the organization has had in years. The ice was full of speed, skill, and hockey sense.
After weeks of speculation, the New Jersey Devils selected Nico Hischier first overall in the NHL’s centennial draft. The Devils passed on the former consensus first overall pick Nolan Patrick in favor of the dynamic Halifax Mooseheads center. In an article I wrote after winning the draft lottery, I made the case for drafting Nolan