NHL Central Scouting has released the preliminary rankings today with a big surprise in the OHL rankings.
It's still early, with a long way to go before June's draft and so of course these rankings will be changing all year. Last season Tavares came in as the clear cut number one, but as the year progressed, Viktor Hedman made a strong point and there came a point in the year when many experts believed that Hedman would be taken 1st overall. But Tavares overtook Hedman as the season came to a close and was the best fit for the Islanders who held the first pick.
Here are the CSS North American Preliminary Rankings:
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Season Record (Winning Teams): 82-77
Season Record (Full Predictions) : 6-155
Sorry for missing a few days all, as a lot has been going on in the life of this Hockey Guy. Tonight's quick hit Predictions:
NY Rangers (11-8-1)
The King against Alex "The Great" makes for a Versus (here in the States) spectacular.
Final - Rangers 3 Caps 2 F/OT
What a game for tonight. Habs searching for scoring and Identity, while Carolina is looking for a lifeline.
Final - Habs 4 Canes 2
Swedish superstar Peter Forsberg has announced that he will remain in Sweden this year and play for MoDo. According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, Forsberg will see how his foot holds up and may attempt a return to the NHL next season.
Season Record (Winning Teams): 81-70
Season Record (Full Predictions) : 6-147
NY Rangers (10-7-1)
The King is back in net for the Blueshirts tonight. The M*A*S*H* unit for the forwards is another story. No Kovalchuck = loss.
Final - Rangers 4 Thrashers 2
Razor against his former club. Determination! It's the Razor's Edge tonight.
Final - Flyers 4 Sens 1
The may not score, but Thomas is starting to play really well.
Final - Bruins 2 Panthers 1 F/OT
New Jersey (12-4-0)
Snoozefest of the evening? The Devils are boring. ...
Season Record (Winning Teams): 77-68
Season Record (Full Predictions) : 5-142
A nice game night last night, although Habs fans and Leafs fans
probably do not think so. Unfortunate situations for the Habs as they
can not generate offense. The Leafs, were just beaten by a hungrier
team. Onto tonight:
Season Record (Winning Teams): 73-66
Season Record (Full Predictions) : 5-136
A fairly nice night on the scheulde tonight in the NHL. Unfortunately I can not give an in depth outlook on my predictions just yet. However, soon enough I will be back to normal.
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