2013 NHL Mock Draft Round 3 - The Rangers and Penguins Finally Pick

Derek Zona
June 27 2013 10:35AM

Glen Sather
Photo by Buchanan-Hermit via Wikimedia Commons

Check out Round 1 here.

Check out Round 2 here.

 Third round draft picks have ~7% chance of turning into impact players, so for the General Managers with picks in this round, it's akin to shooting house-weighted dice.  Seems like a perfect setting for Glen Sather, who makes his first appearance in the 2013 Draft in the third round.  Only 23 of the 30 teams have picks in this round.

The sources for the consensus list are Bob McKenzie, Future Considerations, ISS, The Hockey News, Craig Button, Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus, and The Scouting Report.  Their rankings are weight by their accuracy in ranking previous drafts: Bob McKenzie's rankings carry the most weight as he's the most accurate prognosticator in the group.

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2013 NHL Mock Draft Round 2 - Montreal, San Jose and Winnipeg Own The Round

Derek Zona
June 27 2013 10:10AM

Logan Couture
Can Doug Wilson find help for Couture?
Photo by Derek Ortiz,
via Wikimedia Commons

 

Check out Round 1 here.

30% of Round 2 of the 2013 NHL Draft belongs to three teams: the Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks and Winnipeg Jets.  For the Sharks and Jets, the grouping of picks is an opportunity to add to an extremely shallow prospect pool.  It's a longshot that any of the players become impact players, but the grouping greatly increases the odds.  

The sources for the consensus list are Bob McKenzie, Future Considerations, ISS, The Hockey News, Craig Button, Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus, and The Scouting Report.  Their rankings are weight by their accuracy in ranking previous drafts: Bob McKenzie's rankings carry the most weight as he's the most accurate prognosticator in the group.

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2013 NHL Mock Draft - Is Colorado Bluffing With Seth Jones?

Derek Zona
June 27 2013 09:52AM

Joe Sakic
Photo by Hakan Dahlstrom, via Wikimedia Commons

 The top of the draft is a jumble.  The first four men in the Consensus Rankings are seperated by the slimmest of margins and any of them will certainly help Colorado, Florida, Tampa and Nashville.  The biggest story thus far is Joe Sakic publicly declaring Nathan MacKinnon as the man for the Avs, passing on local boy and franchise defenseman Seth Jones.  Dale Tallon is pinching himself.

Calgary and Columbus will each pick three times in the first round, for Columbus, fans hope it's the final chapter in the second-worst saga in the NHL as Jarmo Kekalainen begins anew after having ended the reign of terror.  For Calgary, fans hope Jay Feaster can fix everything that's gone wrong since 2005.

The sources for the consensus list are Bob McKenzie, Future Considerations, ISS, The Hockey News, Craig Button, Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus, and The Scouting Report.  Their rankings are weight by their accuracy in ranking previous drafts: Bob McKenzie's rankings carry the most weight as he's the most accurate prognosticator in the group.

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2013 NHL Draft Rankings Consensus Top 100 - A Photo Finish

Derek Zona
June 26 2013 08:30PM

 

2011 nhl draft
Photo by Bri Weldon, via Wikipedia

 

This is a race that goes down to the wire.  Seth Jones took over from Nathan MacKinnon early, but never quite slipped the #2 ranked player.  Meanwhile Jonathan Drouin stalked the top spot, while Sasha Barkov set records in the SM-liiga and kept chugging along 4th overall.  The gap in the Consensus Rankings between #1 Seth Jones and #4 Sasha Barkov is smaller than the gap between last year's #1 Nail Yakupov and #2 Filip Forsberg.  There's a bunch of talent at the top, and it's closely bunched.  Seems like any pick in the top four will be a good one, regardless of where they're taken.

The sources for the consensus list are Bob McKenzie, Future Considerations, ISS, The Hockey News, Craig Button, Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus, and The Scouting Report.  Their rankings are weight by their accuracy in ranking previous drafts: Bob McKenzie's rankings carry the most weight as he's the most accurate prognosticator in the group.

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The Friends with Numbers Podcast: Stanley Cup Final Recap

Dimitri Filipovic
June 26 2013 01:09PM

 

A memorable Stanley Cup Final is in the books, and the Chicago Blackhawks are the newly crowned champions. We take a look back at the 6-game series, debate who should have won the Conn Smythe, and try to figure out where this series stacks up against ones from previous years (in terms of entertainment value). At the end, we shift our attention towards the offseason, with a discussion about the Jonathan Bernier trade and Ilya Bryzgalov buyout.

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We would love to hear from you, the listener, for suggestions on future topics of discussion. Rather than us just being in our own little world, we'd like to make this as interactive a show as possible. Feel free to tweet at either  Dimitri  or  Cam .

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