2016 NHL Draft

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Maven’s Ravin’: Caught In The Draft, NHL Style

Did the Maple Leafs extract the next Wayne Gretzky, or Mario Lemieux or Sidney Crosby on opening night of the Entry Draft in Buffalo? Or did Toronto pluck a combination of those aces when Lou Lamoriello chose Auston Matthews at the First Niagara Center? Based on all the hullabaloo, you might think that Matthews can […]

MAVEN’S RAVIN’: TOP FIVE DRAFT PROSPECTS AMONG OUR LOCAL TEEN ACES

Man, oh, man, have times changed. Back in the bad, old days of the Original Six, there was no such thing as the Entry Draft similar to the flesh-pedding event coming up in Buffalo this coming weekend. You won’t believe it but, once upon a time, before there ever was a Draft, the National Hockey […]

Maven’s Ravin’: About Playoffs, Draft, Awards And More

@StanFischler 1. If I’m in Steven (Still Sidelined) Stamkos skates, I’d get it over with and pledge allegiance to the Tampa Bay Lightning with a new contract.  As the club he still captains battles toward the Cup Final, such a move would galvanize his teammates when they most need it. 2.  What’s more, with a […]