Sunday, June 6, 2010

2010 NHL Draft: Sites to know

If your looking for some great coverage as the NHL Draft is coming around the corner? Then check out some of these websites that will give you the latest info on the latest prospects and what teams are looking at as the NHL Draft will be coming around on June 25 & 26 in LA this year.

One of the best radio shows to listen on the web is called the "The Pipeline Show" where they have a ton of 2010 Draft Prospects over the course of the season and are still interviewing players in the final weeks prior.

They are also going to interview more and more scouts, coaches and experts as they get their fantasy draft's ready to go just before the draft for the 1st Round as Taylor Hall & Tyler Seguin will be #1 & #2. After that, players like Cam Fowler, Emerson Etem, Brett Connoly, Calvin Pickard & Jack Campbell will know their fates in LA during the 1st round of the draft.

Right now on the Pipeline Show Blog called "Coming Down the Pipe" as Dean Millard & Guy Flaming take a look at all 30 NHL Teams in the order of the 1st Round Draft Order to take a look to see how their 1st round draft picks are doing, also take a look at recent draft picks to see who's done well, who's bombed and who needs more work. Both of the Show Co-Hosts' will also predict who each team will take in the 1st Round and why.

So far, they are through the LA Kings who will be picking at #19. Just a reminder, the Stars will pick at #11 this year to start the draft.

Pipeline Show Website:

Pipeline Show Blog:

Here's a look at 1st Round Draft List

#30 Chicago Blackhawks:

#29 Anaheim Ducks:

#28 San Jose Sharks:

27th Montreal Canadiens:

26th Washington Capitals:

25th Vancouver Canucks:

24th Atlanta Thrashers:

23th Buffalo Sabres:

22th Phoenix Coyotes:

21st Detroit Red Wings:

20th Pittsburgh Penguins:

19th Los Angeles Kings:

18th Nashville Predators:

17th Colorado Avalanche:

16th Ottawa Senators:

15th Boston Bruins:

14th St. Louis Blues:

13th Phoenix Coyotes:

12th Anaheim Ducks:

11th Dallas Stars:

10th New York Rangers:

9th Minnesota Wild:

8th Atlanta Thrashers:

7th Carolina Hurricanes:

6th Tampa Bay Lighting:

5th New York Islanders:

4th Columbus Blue Jackets:

3rd Florida Panthers:

2nd Boston Bruins:

1st Edmonton Oilers:

Draft Summary:

Teams out of the First Round

New Jersey Devils:

Calgary Flames:

Toronto Maple Leafs:

Philadelphia Flyers:

In addition to the blog, you can listen on the Internet to their weekly show which comes on Tuesday's Nights from 8:00 PM through 10:00 PM (CDT). Can't listen live? No problem, you can listen to their most recent shows plus a ton of archive by selecting Media Archive on their top menu, select season 5.5 (Jan-Aug 2010) and then click the show you want to listen to.

Hockey's Futures is a great prospects website which goes more in depth into a players ind. skill set and how their ranked for the draft. Then once they are drafted, they take a look at how they rank among their follow prospects when they get drafted. They also go more in depth how players are doing with their respective Junior, College, AHL, ECHL or European Teams as they make their way to the NHL.

Hockey's Future Website:

Right now, they taking a look at how the 2005 NHL Draft Classes are doing right now.

Here's a look at the Hockey's Futures Website and some of the Dallas Stars Notes from this past season.

2005 Draft Evaluation:

2009-2010 Stars Junior Prospects:

According to Hockey's Future to no one's surprise. Scott Glennie has taken over as the Dallas Stars #1 prospect as many expect for him to play his final year of Junior Eligibility next season after having a great season which included getting to play the Memorial Cup at home.

Others in the top 5 include Danish Defensemen Philipp Larsen and Alex Chiasson who's plays for Boston University after a solid career for the Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL).

3 of the biggest movers include Texas Native who moved up 5 spots from 16 to 11, Texas Stars Forward Perttu Lindgren who had a great year for the Texas as he's hoping to help bring the team the AHL Calder Cup Title. Also Tomas Vincour who's shinning despite playing for a bad Edmonton Oil Kings Team in the WHL the last 2 seasons before getting traded to the Vancouver Giants.

As for the player that fell the most, Raymond Sawada fell from 10 to 15 as he's falling on the Texas Stars Depth Chart. Despite being called up for 5 games, he produced very little to the Dallas Stars this season when he had the chance

Here's a look at the top 20 Stars Prospects from Hockey's Future.

When you look at the link of each prospects profile, you will see a grade for each player. Here's the link to show you how they asses the different rankings.

1 (3). Scott Glennie RW Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

2 (4). Philip Larsen D Vastra Frolunda (Sweden)

3 (6). Alex Chiasson RW Boston University (NCAA)

4 (5). Ondrej Roman C/LW HC Vitkovice (Czech Republic)

5 (12). Perttu Lindgren C Texas Stars (AHL)

6 (7). Richard Bachman G Idaho Steelhounds (ECHL)/Texas Stars (AHL)

7 (15). Curtis Mckenzie LW Miami of Ohio (NCAA)

8 (9). Matt Tassone C Swift Current Broncos (WHL)

9 (13). Colton Sceviour RW Texas Stars (AHL)

10 (11). Sergei Korostin RW Texas Stars (AHL)

11 (16). Austin Smith RW Colgate University (NCAA)

12 (19). Tomas Vincour RW Vancouver Giants (WHL)

13 (14). Tyler Beskorowany G Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)

14 (NR). Riley Smith RW Miami University (NCAA)

15 (10). Raymond Sawada RW Texas Stars (AHL)

16 (18). Scott Winkler C Colorado College (NCAA)

17 (NR). Tristan King C Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)

18 (NR). Hubert Labrie D Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL)

19 (NR). Nico Sacchetti C University of Minnesota (NCAA)

20 (NR). Aaron Gagon C Texas Stars (AHL)

Also International Scouting Services is mostly used for Scouting Rankings, even though they are not affliated with the NHL Central Scouting, they provide up-to-date listings of player rankings and come up with player projections for not just the NHL Draft, but also for the different Junior Drafts (WHL, OHL, QMJHL) as well.

International Scouting Services:

Look for them to come out with the rankings on about a weekly basis as we start to get closer to the NHL Draft.

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