Future Considerations

Blueliners excited about defense draft depth
August 1, 2011, 7:35 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

According to the Chinese calendar, 2012 is the year of the dragon.

But when it’s all said and done, it could become the year of the defenseman.

The 2012 NHL Entry Draft appears, at least at this stage, to be huge on the back end. Though there are an impressive 14 defensemen ranked in the first round of Future Considerations’ preliminary ranking for the draft, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that many more go in the first 30 picks. Continue reading

Reinhart a draft veteran
August 1, 2011, 3:02 am
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From Aaron Vickers:

You’ll have to forgive Griffin Reinhart if the NHL Entry Draft seems routine to him.

He’s already lived it twice.

At the age of 16, the North Vancouver, BC. native watched his older brother Max be selected 64th overall by the Calgary Flames at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles. This year in Minnesota, Reinhart witnessed four Edmonton Oil Kings teammates be selected in June. Continue reading