Future Considerations

Great strides from draft eligible Oleksiak
March 23, 2011, 8:14 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

In a  year, a prospect can make great strides.

Or take a poor stride and bring it up to par.

That’s what six-foot-seven, 240-pound defenseman Jamie Oleksiak did.

A late-round possibility at best a year ago with the USHL’s Sioux Falls Stampede,Oleksiak has improved by leaps and bounds in his first year at Northeastern University and is now being mentioned as a possible first round pick at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft this June. 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