Future Considerations


Consider This! Time To Amend NHL/CHL Agreement
February 20, 2011, 5:33 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

The Brandon Wheat Kings and subsequently, the Saskatoon Blades were given a gift from the Los Angeles Kings in the near year.

Brayden Schenn.

The Wheat Kings were able to option Schenn to the Blades before the WHL’s trade deadline, receiving a ransom for arguably the best player in Major Junior this year. Continue reading

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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



2010 Draft: Round 1 at a glance
June 25, 2010, 11:03 pm
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From Aaron Vickers, Future Considerations:

Draft day is always exciting.

At Future Considerations, it’s why we do this year in and year out. It is our Christmas morning. When something is this exciting, one tends to analyze (and over-analyze) the going ons of the draft from every angle.

Now complete, here’s a quick glance at how the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft shook down. Continue reading