Future Considerations

FC has successful first round of NHL Entry Draft
June 25, 2010, 11:25 pm
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From Aaron Vickers, Future Considerations:

In a difficult draft to project, Future Considerations excelled.

Future Considerations correctly identified 24 of the 30 first round picks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, including projecting four players in their exact position, including Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin, Derek Forbort and Austin Watson.

The draft was especially difficult to project given the depth of the draft. The draft was widely identified as one with interchangeable players between the 20th and 40th selections.

It went decidedly beyond that.

Joey Hishon (17th overall to Colorado), Kevin Hayes (24th to Chicago) and Mark Visentin (27th to Phoenix) were all considered off the board picks. Continue reading

2010 Draft: Storylines from Day 1

From Aaron Vickers, Future Considerations:

One day. One pick. One ending.

The Taylor vs. Tyler debate has come to a close – for now – as the Edmonton Oilers named Taylor Hall the first overall selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, leaving the Boston Bruins to scoop up Tyler Seguin. The debate, of course, will pick up as both enter the NHL as soon as next season. Continue reading

Oilers make Hall their pick
June 25, 2010, 7:18 pm
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From Aaron Vickers, Future Considerations:

The Edmonton Oilers have made Windsor Spitfires forward Taylor Hall the first pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

The 18-year-old Calgary native had an impressive year, scoring 40 goals and 106 points in just 57 regular season games with Windsor. Hall, ranked first since last season by Future Considerations,had 106 points this season while helping the Spitfires to a Memorial Cup championship. It was Windsor’s second consecutive championship with Hall being named MVP on both occasions. Continue reading