|ST PAUL, MN - JUNE 24: First overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins by the Edmonton Oilers poses for a photo portrait during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)|
A common query is how these particular rankings are formulated. There is now an abundance of sources of hockey prospect information. You can check out my blog The Next Ones for your online eNewspaper, linking to the best of the best of these resources. TSN has Craig Button’s Craig’s List, which is a “monthly rankings represent his individual assessment of where players are slotted in the NHL draft. They will be posted in addition to Bob McKenzie’s consensus NHL rankings, which is compiled four times a year. Bob’s rankings represent the consensus NHL team view of where players are slotted in the NHL draft.”
The rankings will be updated once more before the draft in June."
Full Rankings and article link: http://thehockeywriters.com/2012-nhl-draft-rankings-the-next-ones-top-120/