Tuesday, April 30, 2013

WHL draft from the scouts

Each year we try and put together some kind of list regarding the first round of the WHL bantam draft.  In past year's we've been able to get some in depth information about different players and have various lists. However the WHL Bantam draft is now big business, much like the NHL draft and it's getting harder and harder to convince scouts to share this precious information. We were however able to compile a top 22 list, so enjoy!!!  

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Oilers Sign Yale Captain

It's been a pretty remarkable month for Andrew Miller and his teammates at Yale. First they just squeak into the NCAA national tournament, then upsetting some of the marquee programs in college hockey to get to the title game and beating the top ranked team in the country to win it. 

So if you're the senior captain of the new champions, what do you do for an encore? Sign a pro contract of course and that's what Miller did on Wednesday when he agreed to a 1-year deal with Edmonton.   

Some more information and highlights after the jump.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

2013 ISS Draft Rankings: April

International Scouting Services (ISS) has released their April rankings for the 2013 NHL Draft. Head scout Ross MacLean can be heard every second Saturday on The Pipeline Show in our regular and ongoing ISS Draft Countdown segment. 

Ross spotlights five different members of the Class of 2013 and offers listeners his opinion on why a player should or should not be considered strongly for the draft next June.

After the jump, the top 30 skaters and top 10 goaltenders according to ISS.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Edmonton vs Medicine Hat Offers Storylines Galore

The second round of the WHL playoffs will be a treat for hockey fans. The top 4 regular season teams in the West all advanced through round one and in the East, the top three are joined by a perennial threat thus setting up four outstanding series. 

On paper, #1 Edmonton against #7 Medicine Hat might not appear to be that intriguing. However, the sidebar storylines in this series provide plenty or reasons why fans should be paying attention.