These are not the Mike Babcock Red Wings anymore. In part, that is because Babcock has moved on to coach the Toronto Maple Leafs. But the change has been felt at a philosophical level through [...]
  • AHL: DEC 16 Grand Rapids Griffins at Lake Erie Monsters
    By Ryan Wagman, April 26th, 2016
    These are not the Mike Babcock Red Wings anymore. In part, that is because Babcock has moved on to coach the Toronto Maple Leafs. But the change has been felt at a philosophical level through [...]
  • NHL: NOV 07 Panthers at Kings
    By Ryan Wagman, April 21st, 2016
    Considering how little I thought of the Panthers system in the offseason, ranking them 28th overall in terms of prospect depth and strength (http://www.hockeyprospectus.com/top-ten-prospects-28-florida-panthers/) and further considering their AHL franchise’s run of the [...]
  • NHL: APR 13 Round 1 - Game 1 - Rangers at Penguins
    By Daniel Friedman and Robert Howard, April 16th, 2016
    Summary: They’re the hottest team in hockey, and have been a nearly unstoppable force over the past few months. They’re the Penguins, and they’re going to lose this series.  Why? Their defense remains a [...]
  • NHL: NOV 17 Ducks at Predators
    By Daniel Friedman and Robert Howard, April 15th, 2016
    Summary: This may be the most interesting series in the first round. You’ve got a pair of very capable offenses going head-to-head, and the possibility for a major upset – if Pekka Rinne can [...]
  • NHL: APR 13 Round 1 - Game 1 - Red Wings at Lightning
    By Daniel Friedman and Robert Howard, April 15th, 2016
    Summary: The Lightning hobbled its way into the playoffs, and will be without the services of Steven Stamkos and Anton Stralman for the foreseeable future.  Not exactly an ideal situation, but not one that’s [...]
  • NHL: APR 13 Round 1 - Game 1 - Blackhawks at Blues
    By Daniel Friedman and Robert Howard, April 15th, 2016
    Summary: Every year, the Blues are a tempting pick to go on a Cup run and every year, they are a letdown. A fact they are very aware of themselves.  Still, that’s not the [...]
  • NHL: MAR 20 Sharks at Kings
    By Daniel Friedman and Robert Howard, April 14th, 2016
    Summary: It should be a drama-filled series with some painful history between the teams. The Sharks collapse after being up 3-0 to LA two years ago in the playoffs, is a ghost rattling in [...]
  • NHL: JAN 09 Wild at Stars
    By Daniel Friedman and Robert Howard, April 14th, 2016
    Summary: The Stars are a high octane machine in the offensive zone. Without the puck? Not as much. Still, they should prove too much for their wildly inconsistent opponent (pun intended) to overcome. It is [...]
  • NHL: MAR 30 Capitals at Flyers
    By Daniel Friedman and Robert Howard, April 14th, 2016
    Summary: Not that any team in the East can match Washington’s offensive firepower, but the Flyers pack quite a wallop themselves when their top two lines are clicking. Unfortunately, they’re facing a Capitals squad that [...]
  • NHL: MAR 14 Panthers at Islanders
    By Daniel Friedman and Robert Howard, April 14th, 2016
    Summary: These teams are pretty evenly matched, and we think it will go down to the wire regardless of who wins.  The Panthers have several good, to very good forwards, but none quite as [...]

TOP 30 / McKeen's 2016 NHL Draft Rankings

RANKPLAYERPOSTEAMHT/WTDOBGP-G-A-PTS
1Patrik LaineLWTappara (Fin)6-4/2101998-04-1946-17-16-33
2Auston MatthewsCZSC Zurich (Sui)6-1/1951997-09-1736-24-22-46
3Michael McLeodCMississauga (OHL)6-2/1901998-02-0357-21-40-61
4Jesse PuljujarviRWKarpat Oulu (Fin)6-4/2051998-05-0750-13-15-28
5Olli JuoleviDLondon (OHL)6-2/1851998-05-0557-9-33-42
6Matthew TkachukLWLondon (OHL)6-1/1951997-12-1157-30-77-107
7Pierre-Luc DuboisLWCape Breton (QMJHL)6-2/2001998-06-2462-42-57-99
8Alexander NylanderLWMississauga (OHL)6-0/1801998-03-0258-28-47-75
9Mikhail SergachevDWindsor (OHL)6-2/2051998-06-2567-17-40-57
10Jakob ChychrunDSarnia (OHL)6-2/2151998-03-3162-11-38-49
11Charles McAvoyDBoston University (HE)6-0/2051997-12-2137-3-22-25
12Jake BeanDCalgary (WHL)6-0/1751998-09-0668-24-40-64
13Logan BrownCWindsor (OHL)6-6/2251998-03-0559-21-53-74
14Clayton KellerCNTDP (USA)5-9/1701998-07-2954-31-60-91
15Tyson JostCPenticton (BCHL)5-11/1901998-03-1448-42-62-104
16Luke KuninCWisconsin (B1G)6-0/1951997-12-0434-19-13-32
17Julien GauthierRWVal d'Or (QMJHL)6-4/2251997-10-1554-41-16-57
18Max JonesLWLondon (OHL)6-3/2051998-02-1763-28-24-52
19Libor HajekDSaskatoon (WHL)6-2/1851998-02-0469-3-23-26
20Tage ThompsonCConnecticut (HE)6-5/1851997-10-3036-14-18-32
21Riley TufteLWBlaine (USHS-MN)6-5/2051998-04-1025-47-31-78
22Rasmus AsplundCFarjestads (Swe)5-11/1751997-12-0346-4-8-12
23Kieffer BellowsLWNTDP (USA)6-0/1951998-06-1054-44-28-72
24German RubtsovCTeam Russia U18 (Rus)6-2/1801998-06-2728-12-14-26
25Boris KatchoukLWSault Ste Marie (OHL)6-1/1851998-06-1863-24-27-51
26Sam SteelCRegina (WHL)5-11/1801998-02-0372-23-47-70
27Dennis CholowskiDChilliwack (BCHL)6-0/1701998-02-1550-12-28-40
28Lucas JohansenDKelowna (WHL)6-1/1751997-11-1669-10-39-49
29Pascal LabergeRWVictoriaville (QMJHL)6-1/1701998-04-0956-23-45-68
30Kale ClagueDBrandon (WHL)6-0/1801998-06-0571-6-37-43