June 19 2014 10:09PM
Name: Haydn Fleury
Junior Team: Red Deer (WHL)
Rankings: NHL CSS - 9th (NA), ISS - 12th, Justin's List - 10th, Bobby's List - 17th
Poor Haydn Fleury. The undisputed second-best defender in the draft (behind Aaron Ekblad of all people), and he's getting such little coverage. As a two-way defender, I can't say it's surprising that Fleury just isn't getting the attention that speedy, skilled forwards like Nikolaj Ehlers, William Nylander, Kevin Fiala and Robby Fabbri get.
Still, the big blueliner is a solid prospect in his own right. Fleury scored eight goals and 46 points in 70 games for the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL this past season. Internationally, Fleury picked up a bronze medal at the 2014 IIHF U-18 World Championships, and received 'Best Defenceman' honours for efforts.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 19 2014 08:56PM
Though many have assumed him to be on the chopping block, TSN's Darren Dreger reported this morning that the Toronto Maple Leafs are keen on re-signing defenceman Cody Franson.
June 19 2014 08:48PM
On this episode, Steve does a dramatic reading of a Sharks rant, the guys talk rumours, the draft, Adam's disgusting pants, and hockey card torture.
June 19 2014 09:40AM
Name: Kevin Fiala
Position: Left Wing/Right Wing
Junior Team: HV71 (SHL)
Rankings: NHL CSS - 3rd (EUR), ISS - 20th, Justin's List - 13th, Logan's List - 7th
Swiss Czech-born, Swiss bred, Swedish League playing Fiala is one of the most offensively exciting prospects in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft - mainly due to posting the second highest PPG rate ever in the SHL among under-18 players. The one guy ahead of him? Peter Forsberg.
June 19 2014 09:39AM
That's the face I made too, Jake.
So here's what we're losing our minds over today. Apparently the Leafs have discussed moving Jake Gardiner up to forward. Here's why it might be good, why it might be bad, and why - let's be honest - it probably won't happen.