Starting February 1st here at Coming Down the Pipe! we will be presenting a new month-long series. We've been asked several times over the last couple of years to do top 20 rankings for teams or leagues, countries, you name it. We've never done it.
That changes on Monday.
Before the the 2009 NHL Entry Draft last June, Dean and I penned a series that outlined the recent drafts for each team, touched on drafting trends and offered a prediction of who the team would select later that month.
This new series will be similar to that. We're not going to list 20 players for each franchise, league or country. Instead what we have decided to do is look at each NHL organization and do a bit of and overview. We'll have 5 categories and put one player at the top of each; top forward, defenceman and goalie prospects plus someone who is largely underrated. The last section will be reserved for a player (or players) who are making some noise this season or even just recently - perhaps by good or poor performance, maybe for something that is happening off the ice and behind the scenes. Something that makes that player(s) Buzz Worthy for reasons not completely obvious.
We hope you'll stop by and share your thoughts as we slowly unveil our lists for each NHL team over the month of February. Things get underway on Monday with the Montréal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins.