Prospects are always a hot commodity around the National Hockey League, overseas in Europe, in Canadian junior hockey, and in the United States. As we look towards the start of next season, there are several elite-level prospects ready to burst onto the scene at the NHL level. Here’s my ranking of the top-10 prospects heading into 2020-21.
On a San Jose Sharks team stacked with talent with the likes of Brent Burns, Timo Meier, Logan Couture, Erik Karlsson, and Tomas Hertl, it’s easy to forget some of the other catalysts. Hockey fans can add one more name to the aforementioned list of studs in Silicon Valley. That name is Kevin Labanc.
Dallas Stars Gamble on the Future in the 2020 NHL Draft
After a heartbreaking loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Dallas Stars went into the draft looking for players who will make a difference. The Stars appear to be taking a gamble on highly-skilled goal-scorers, hoping it will translate into the NHL style of play.
In Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, the Dallas Stars were able to silence the Vegas offense. In Game 2, Las Vegas wrote a different script as they evened series at 1-1. Heading into the series Vegas had outshot the Vancouver Canucks 127- 54 in the second round’s final three games. After a scoreless first period, the Knights found their scoring touch in a flurry.
During the Stanley Cup Playoffs, legends are born as the stakes are raised to the highest level. Coming into the postseason, Nathan MacKinnon was one of hockey’s youngest stars. During the postseason, however, he has taken his game to another level.
Miro Heiskanen: Dallas’ Biggest and Brightest Superstar
The National Hockey League is quickly becoming one of the most talented enterprises from a player’s perspective in North America. It’s fast, exciting, and includes a wide-ranging plethora of young, dynamic, and electrifying superstars that can captivate the interest of any fan.