Future Considerations

Couturier and Nugent-Hopkins in Century Race
February 25, 2011, 2:07 am
Filed under: NHL Entry Draft, OHL, WHL | Tags: , , ,

From Aaron Vickers:

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Sean Couturier find themselves in another race.

As if the two haven’t competed enough already.

Both candidates for the first overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Couturier and Nugent-Hopkins have a chance to eclipse the 100-point plateau in their rookie season. Continue reading

RNH no lock for NHL next season
February 18, 2011, 8:16 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

Most recently it was Taylor Hall.

Before him, John Tavares. Steven Stamkos and Patrick Kane. Jordan Staal and Sidney Crosby too.

Since the lockout, the first forward taken in the entry draft has joined his respective club four months later in the NHL. Continue reading

Prendergast eyeing Schenn, Seguin
November 30, 2010, 12:28 am
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From Aaron Vickers:

Kevin Prendergast and Hockey Canada unveiled their selection camp roster of 39 Monday.

They’re hoping for 41.

The Edmonton Journal reports Prendergast hopes to add NHL forwards Tyler Seguin of the Boston Bruins and Los Angeles King Brayden Schenn to the fold for the 2011 World Junior Championship in Buffalo, NY.

“They told us they’d get back to us on Tyler,” Prendergast told the Edmonton Journal.

Seguin, taken second overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in June, has four goals and eight points in 22 games for the Bruins this season while averaging 12:49 in ice time per game. His role could diminish on the Bruins with the injured Marc Savard set to return to the lineup. Continue reading

Should They Stay Or Should They Go?
October 19, 2010, 8:51 pm
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From Aaron Vickers, Future Considerations:

If you’re under 20, drafted out of the CHL and currently playing in the NHL, you’re about to have some sleepless nights.

We’re looking at you Brayden, Nino, Cam, Alexander and Jeff. You too Taylor and Tyler.

The NHL season is nearly an eighth over, and Schenn, Niederreiter, Fowler, Burmistrov, Skinner, Hall and Seguin are all aware of what looms over them. Continue reading

FC has successful first round of NHL Entry Draft
June 25, 2010, 11:25 pm
Filed under: Europe, NCAA, NHL Entry Draft, OHL, QMJHL, USHL, WHL | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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