Category Archives: DraftGeek

One Entry Draft Order of Mayhem To Go, Please

“The Undertaker.” Sound like the nickname of a D-man you wouldn’t mind seeing in a Caps’ sweater in the seasons ahead? Get in line wearing the foil behind us. That nickname was coined by an NHL scout this past season … Continue reading

Posted in DraftGeek, Entry Draft, National Hockey League, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

Something Big Is Already Built

In a very real sense, the Ballston Massacre yesterday represented the culmination of the Capitals’ rebuild. Last September, Capitals’ owner Ted Leonsis decreed that the rebuild was over, asserting that his young team was primed for playoff contention. But being … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, College Hockey, DraftGeek, Entry Draft, Hershey Bears, Hockey Towns, Joe Finley, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Mathieu Perreault, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, Philadelphia Flyers, Prospects, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals | 17 Comments

More Red Lamp-Lighting from Russia

Back in June, we had a chance to ask Capitals’ General Manager George McPhee about progress and success the organization has enjoyed with the Entry Draft. He agreed then with our assessment that recent Capitals’ drafts had been markedly better … Continue reading

Posted in Dmitry Chesnokov, Dmitry Kugryshev, DraftGeek, Entry Draft, Prospects, Sovetsky Sport, Washington Capitals | 8 Comments

Prospects, Like Fine Red Wine, Take Time

We’re in this interim between the draft and the Capitals’ July Development Camp (mercifully, a period lasting little more than two weeks), and with the arrival in town soon of so many recently drafted prospects, it seems an appropriate time … Continue reading

Posted in Brooks Laich, DraftGeek, Entry Draft, Eric Fehr, Joe Finley, Karl Alzner, Morning cup-a-joe, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 10 Comments

Another Solid Draft Hauling in Adherence with the Blueprint

So how did the Caps do at the draft this weekend? One answer is, a lot better than the Islanders and especially Pittsburgh. Here’s a Hockeysfuture reflection from an Isles’ fan attending a Friday night draft party, grading out his … Continue reading

Posted in DraftGeek, Entry Draft, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins, Prospects, Schadenfreude, Washington Capitals | 11 Comments

Morning After Draft Reflections

In a draft heavy on talented rearguards, four of the first five selections were on the blueline, and 12 went among the top 30 overall. I’m at pains to identify a real reach anywhere in round one. Certainly there were no … Continue reading

Posted in Bengt Gustafsson, DraftGeek, Entry Draft, Media, Mike Vogel, Morning cup-a-joe, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 7 Comments

Images of the Newest Help

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Entry Draft Live Blog

Don’t want to refresh your favorite Caps blogs this evening to follow all the draft happenings? No worries, we’ve joined JP from Japers’ Rink and FanHouse, Eric from OffWing, FanHouse and The Sporting News, The Peerless Prognosticator and perhaps even … Continue reading

Posted in DraftGeek, Entry Draft, National Hockey League, OFB, Washington Capitals | 4 Comments

First-Round Flops Over the Years

No team can get it right in round one every year, even drafting very high. And at times all teams get it really wrong then. A survey such as this is a powerful reminder of the crapshoot that is selecting … Continue reading

Posted in Anaheim Ducks, Atlanta Thrashers, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, detroit red wings, DraftGeek, Edmonton Oilers, Entry Draft, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, National Hockey League, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments

If Only We Still Had Drive-in Theaters for This Summer Friday Night

Something felt a little bit special about this morning, no? That’s because hockey’s back, as Versus brings us live coverage of the NHL Entry Draft from 7:00 – 10:00 this evening. And the NHL Network will have a healthy helping … Continue reading

Posted in DraftGeek, Entry Draft, Media, National Hockey League, NHL Network, TV, Versus | 2 Comments