Welcome to the Blue Bullet 2017 NHL Entry Draft Guide. Another season is in the books, which means it is now time to turn our attention to those young men who each are trying to make the difficult goal of playing in the NHL. After countless hours of practice and games, 217 of the best … Continue reading BLUE BULLET 2017 NHL ENTRY DRAFT GUIDE
Last June, I created the Blue Bullet Draft Pick Value Chart in which I combined my research on the NHL Entry Draft with that of Michael Schuckers work from 2011. Schuckers fantastic work is based on games played and provides a value for selections 1 through 210. While it is a great start for a draft … Continue reading EXPANDED BLUE BULLET DRAFT PICK VALUE CHART
What will Connor McDavid do for his sophomore season? Can he crack the 100-point barrier? Is the Art Ross a possibility? Those are the questions on the lips of many hockey fans around the globe. Therefore, with the season just about to begin, predictions become all the rage with it being time to put your best educated … Continue reading CONNOR MCDAVID WILL CRACK THE 100-POINT BARRIER
For the 1979-80 NHL season the minimum draft age lowered from 20 to 18 allowing teens to enter the NHL. For the majority of NHL players this rule change did not have a big impact, as most players do not enter the NHL until they are in their twenties. However, a select few players jump … Continue reading IMMEDIATE IMPACT: Best Eighteen Year Old Rookie Seasons
Welcome to the Blue Bullet 2016 Draft Guide. Another season is in the books, which means it is now time to turn our attention to those young men who each are trying to make the difficult goal of playing in the NHL. After countless hours of practice and games, 211 of the best draft eligible … Continue reading 2016 BLUE BULLET DRAFT GUIDE
Recently Travis Yost did an article on TSN where he looked at the value of a draft pick using adjusted games played as his methodology. Yost explains it as such: While adjusted games played are a good starting point for creating a draft pick value chart, it ignores a critical item. That critical item is that games played … Continue reading BLUE BULLET DRAFT PICK VALUE CHART
Knowing the expected draft value of a selection is a useful tool to use when evaluating the NHL Entry Draft. While one of the most popular tools is to use it for analyzing the trade value of a draft pick, there are other ways that expected draft value could provide useful insights. One insight that … Continue reading BREAKING DOWN EXPECTED DRAFT VALUE OF FORWARDS: CHL VS EUROPE VS THE REST OF N.A.