June 27 2014 12:37AM
Hey everyone! Steve "Dangle" Glynn here. I'll be in Philadelphia with Canucks Army overlord Dimitri Filipovic for this year's NHL Entry Draft! We'll be gathering lots of content, some team specific and some that everyone can enjoy, so I hope you like it! I'm not in Philly just yet but I wanted to get a head start with interviews of some of this year's draft prospects. Thanks for reading!
June 26 2014 11:57PM
The guys preview the upcoming draft and trade rumours with Justin Fisher, debate their picks, and discuss nip slips.
June 26 2014 09:40PM
Name: Jake Virtanen
Position: Right Wing
Junior Team: Calgary (WHL)
Rankings: NHL CSS - 6th (NA), ISS - 7th, Justin's List - 9th, Logan's List - 9th
Wow, someone Justin and I agree on! Jake "The Snake/The Hitman" (all the wrestlers!) Virtanen is a big right winger that plays for the Calgary Hitmen. He's one of those prospects that seems to have all the attributes that could make him a great top line winger in the future.
June 26 2014 04:15PM
Name: Nick Ritchie
Position: Left Wing
Junior Team: Peterborough (OHL)
Rankings: NHL CSS - 7th (NA), ISS - 10th, Justin’s List - 8th, Bobby’s List - 10th
I’ve spent more time talking about Nick Ritchie over the past few weeks than I’d like to admit. Amongst Leafs fans, who have taken exception to apparent “safe picks” made by Toronto with recent first round picks, there’s a very real paranoia surrounding the eighth overall pick.
“Like, what if they take Nick Ritchie? Isn’t he like Tyler Biggs 2.0?”
June 26 2014 04:09PM
Leafs prospect David Broll knows all about the stresses and joys of the NHL Entry Draft. He was drafted fairly recently - 152nd overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft - and he has already gone from a late round draft pick, to a regular American League player with a few NHL games under his belt.
I spoke to "The Brolldozer" on the eve of this year's edition of the NHL Entry Draft to ask about his experience, what has happened since, and what advice he has for this year's crop.