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NHL.com goes in depth on team prospects

Saturday, 07.19.2008 / 10:00 AM / Prospects

By Compiled By - NHL.com Staff


Young players are the lifeblood of any organization. With the 2008 Entry Draft now history, NHL teams have had the chance to assess their young players to see who has a chance of making it to “The Show” for the 2008-09 season and beyond.

NHL.com’s writing staff has been working the phones since the Entry Draft ended to compile the most up-to-date information on team prospects anywhere.

Starting Monday, July 21, NHL.com will spotlight one club and look at the young players fans should become familiar with this summer because they soon may be coming to an NHL arena near you.

Here is the schedule for our prospects review:

 

JULY
21
22
23
24
 
28

29
25

Carolina
Hurricanes
31

Columbus  Blue Jackets

AUGUST
1

Buffalo
Sabres
4

Edmonton
Oilers
5

New York
Islanders
6

Los Angeles
Kings
7

Florida
Panthers
8

Detroit
Red Wings
11

Montreal
Canadiens
12

Minnesota
Wild
13

New York
Rangers
14

Phoenix
Coyotes
15

Tampa Bay
Lightning
18

Nashville
Predators
19

Ottawa
Senators
20

Vancouver
Canucks
21

Philadelphia
Flyers
22

San Jose
Sharks
25

Washington
Capitals
26

St. Louis
Blues
27

Toronto
Maple Leafs
28

Pittsburgh
Penguins
29

Calgary
Flames

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory