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Friday, April 29, 2011

Final Rankings Before The NHL Entry Draft

Many have asked me if I will be doing a final rankings prior to the NHL Entry Draft.

The short answer is no. The long answer is in a way yes. Several weeks ago, I was asked to take part in a consensus ranking of the top 200 players available for the draft, made up of some independent scouts and other bloggers covering the OHL, WHL, QMJHL and US hockey.

Something like this takes a lot of debating, compromising and work. We are currently in round three (61-90) and will soon have that complete. As soon as we reach the 200 level and we've given it one last debate and finalized it, I will post the link here for you.

As with anything involving this size and a group of people, you may not be in total agreement, but you make your arguments and your selling points and in the end, you may not come out on top. In the end, I've thought long and hard about it and agreed to the process and am happy with the way its turned out so far, so in fairness to the work everyone else is putting into it, I find it contradicting to come up with my own list.

The final list should be complete in just a few short weeks and after a little more debate, should be made available around June 1. So I hope you will all look for it when its complete !

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