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Old 07-13-2015, 10:14 AM   #1
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THW's The Next Ones Top 30 just released...

Excerpt from intro:
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"With the highly touted, talent laden 2015 NHL entry draft now in the rear view mirror, it’s time to switch focus to the intriguing 2016 draft class which has the makings of a deep one. There will undoubtedly be plenty of jockeying for position amongst the eligible prospects with a full season of hockey yet to be played.

The following is an early glimpse at some of the talented young guns to keep an eye out for, for the 2016 NHL Draft which will take place on June 24–25, 2016 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York."
The Top 10 (apologies for format - easier to view on THW site, but wanted to provide a sneak peak at least)

# Last Name First Name Yr/Mth/D 2014-15 Team LEAGUE POS S HT WT
1 MATTHEWS AUSTON 97-09-17 USA U-18 USHL C L 6’1.5″ 194
2 PULJUJARVI JESSE 98-05-07 KARPAT FINLAND RW R 6’3.0″ 198
3 CHYCHRUN JACOB 98-03-31 SARNIA OHL D L 6’2.0″ 195
4 BEAN JAKE 98-06-09 CALGARY WHL D L 5’11.5″ 165
5 TKACHUK MATTHEW 97-12-11 USA U-18 USHL LW L 6’0.5″ 188
6 JONES MAX 98-02-17 USA U-17 USHL LW L 6’1.75″ 189
7 SOKOLOV DMITRI 98-04-14 OMSK 2 RUS-JR. RW L 6’0.0″ 203
8 BENSON TYLER 98-03-15 VANCOUVER WHL LW L 5’11.5″ 198
9 STEEL SAM 98-02-03 REGINA WHL C L 5’10.25″ 167
10 FABBRO DANTE 98-06-20 PENTICTON BCHL D R 6’0.0″ 188

Link to full article which has the Top 30, with 72 other prospect on our initial Watch List:
2016 NHL Draft Rankings: The Next Ones Preliminary Edition

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2016 NHL Mock Draft: The Next Ones Offseason Edition
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Old 07-14-2015, 12:45 PM   #2
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Tyler Benson, there's a name I have been waiting for when it comes to his draft year.
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:12 PM   #3
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Haven't been updating this thread much this season - will start it up again as we ramp up draft coverage.

Here's my latest in depth mock draft, complete with a simulation of the lottery.

- Yes, the 1st overall pick lands in Alberta...but maybe not what ya think!

- Auston "Powers" to the 'centre of the hockey universe?!

The stars are aligning to make this one crazy mock:

http://thehockeywriters.com/2016-nhl...dterm-edition/

Go ahead, mock my mock...

[ahhh...just saw the mocking has already begun, in this thread... http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=152145]
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Old 02-28-2016, 10:28 AM   #4
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[Also in the 2016 NHL Draft thread in Main forum, but stuff quickly gets buried there]

NHL Draft Rankings: The Next Ones February Edition - Top 60

Intro Excerpt
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"This February Edition of the rankings highlights the Top 60 prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft. This event takes place June 24–25, 2016 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. Each player has accompanying Prospect Profiler Notes.

Let’s get right to the latest rankings. TSN’s Bob McKenzie’s Mid-Season compilation rankings as well as NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings Combined are also included for convenience and comparative purposes."

Snapshot: The Top 5
(apologies as formatting doesn't translate easily)

TN1 TSN NHL-CS Fantasy Name Ht WT Pos S Nat DOB Prospect Profiler Notes
1 1 1 1 Matthews, Auston 6'2 210 C L USA 17-Sep-97 Auston "Powers" is a franchise centre.
2 3 2 3 Puljujarvi, Jesse 6'4 203 RW R FIN 7-May-98 The Finnish Ultimate Weapon
3 2 3 2 Laine, Patrik 6'4 206 RW/LW R FIN 10-Apr-98 Gifted Finnish Finisher; high end sniper
4 4 4 8 Tkachuk, Matthew 6'1 195 LW L USA 11-Dec-97 Keith's son is a clone of his father.
5 8 10 11 Dubois, Pierre-Luc 6'3 202 LW/C L CAN 24-Jun-98 Desirable size, outstanding compete level, does whatever it takes to win.

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http://thehockeywriters.com/nhl-draf...ruary-edition/
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:58 AM   #5
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Back in action. Haven't posted in here for a while. We've producing stuff; I'm just getting more active as life was getting in the way of hockey for a while

Posted in this in the 2016 NHL Draft thread, but thought I'd get in here for the prospect die hards as well.
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Consider this your live home page for information for THW's coverage of the 2016 NHL entry draft. Bookmark and check back often as it will be constantly updated leading up to hockey’s version of Christmas. THW’s 2016 NHL Entry Draft Guide – The Next Ones is your quintessential draft resource featuring:

- Detailed unique prospect profiles in The Next Ones format
- Mock Drafts
- Exclusive rankings (The Next Ones/Chris's List, E-Mac's War Room, Pike's Picks, Consensus Rankings, Central Scouting Combined Lists)
- Fantasy-based rankings
- Team Previews
- Looking ahead to the 2017 draft and beyond
- Other unique insight into the draft
- historical draft pieces

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(I'll try and post articles that get added to the guide in this thread...)
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:57 AM   #6
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Latest mock draft is live.
Mocking permitted. (Including where PLD lands and how Flames chose to let him slide)

Full 2 rounds with notes on all prospects.

Link to Round 1

Link to Round 2
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:25 PM   #7
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E-Mac's in-depth profile on Cam Dineen.

Link to article including 5 reasons why he could land in the first round.
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:07 PM   #8
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NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings Combined

4 lists. Aggregated.
By THW's E-Mac

"Every year NHL Central Scouting produces a segregated set of rankings at mid-season as well as their final rankings. Four lists are produced in the following categories:

  • North American Skaters
  • International Skaters
  • North American Goalies
  • International Goalies


These lists make the job easier for Central Scouting but they are limited in terms of where a respective prospect ranks across the lists. Therefore, each year I combine the four lists into one to obtain a better understanding of where Central Scouting is ranking the players overall."

LINK to full combined rankings
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:54 PM   #9
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THW’s NHL Draft War Room May Rankings

In addition to NHL Central Scouting’s Combined Final Rankings, included in this ultimate 2016 NHL Draft spreadsheet are the latest THW War Room Rankings, which feature:

- E-Mac’s exclusive Top 210 prospects ranked, plus
- The Others, where other notable draft eligible prospects are highlighted (over 800 prospects in total are noted on the spreadsheet including all prospects ranked by NHL Central Scouting in their final rankings)

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- view online
- downloadable spreadsheet and PDF formats

Articles to follow include in depth look at the Top 30, plus many of the 2nd round potential lads.
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:33 AM   #10
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You've got Jost and Brown ahead of Dubois. I'm not saying it couldn't happen that they are the better players but it seems out of the ordinary.
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Old 05-25-2016, 08:22 PM   #11
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^Vulcan: this might shed some light on E-Mac thoughts:

E-Mac (THW) goes into the top players more in depth:


2016 NHL Draft War Room: Top 30 Impact Prospects - Part 1
- 1 to 15 (in tiers)
[Part 2 to follow plus some more on the 2nd rnd potentials]
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:52 PM   #12
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E-Mac highlights 2nd Round Risers in this latest article
- some potential 2nd round gems to be had (in the 2nd or beyond)

LINK HERE
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:53 PM   #13
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As mentioned, Keller leads off at #16 - E-Mac explains why in this article.
(I have him higher on my personal list)

Part 2 - Impact Prospects 16-30

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The Guide (link below) gets updated continuously - over 50 in depth profiles now done:
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:41 AM   #14
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E-Mac starting to churn out more profiles; what do you think of any of these as potentials for the Flames?
(I'd personally be pretty happy to land Dahlen and Johansen if they last to us in the 2nd rnd)

- Here's Lucas Johansen:
Beyond Bloodlines: Johansen Rising

- Sean Day

- Jonathan Dahlen (find out why we dubbed him MacGyver on Ice)
[Actually, this one is mine]

56 profiles in the online guide thus far with many more coming along...
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Old 06-09-2016, 10:17 AM   #15
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Frederic Allard - "The General"
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Not sure he's a Flames' target, but they do like their USHL gems...

Lance's son had awesome year. E-Mac dubs him Mr. Incognito and thinks he's 2nd round worthy, explaining why...

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Not sure I'd like him as the Flames 6th overall pick, but...

my colleague E-Mac is definitely on the Logan Brown bandwagon.

He goes in-depth as to why he thinks the ginormous centreman's stock is all revved up and why he has the potential to be a #1 centre at the next level.

LINK to profile here

Over 60 profiles complete now, with more to come in leading up to the draft...
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The Next Ones 2016 NHL Draft Final Rankings

This labour of love now complete for this draft class...

- Top 120
- 2 tables/spreadsheets
- 1 with profiler notes (on Top 100)
- 1 with stats, demographics, etc.
- Both in PDF format as well - to print and for mobile devices

Thoughts appreciated. Criticism welcomed (with explanation).

Have at it!

The Next Ones 2016 NHL Draft Final Rankings LINK

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- exclusive rankings
- mock drafts (super in depth)
- Over 60 prospect profiles, in unique format (more to come in) - keep checking
- team previews
- other unique insight

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Hockey's Version of Christmas has arrived!

The Next Ones Final Mock Draft - Four Rounds

How'd the Flames do?
(2nd tab of the spreadsheet groups team picks for easy reference)

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http://thehockeywriters.com/the-next...hl-mock-draft/
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Any chance he slips to Flames?

Why E-Mac dubs Dubois "The Pro"

The Next Ones in-depth profile LINK
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