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Ranking NHL Organizations

From Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy:

The victors go the spoils; to the losers go the high draft selections and subsequent years of rebuilding. That’s how it works in the NHL. For the most part.

ESPN.com published its NHL “organizational rankings” for 2011 this week (insider sub. required) in which Grant Sonier, a scout who most recently worked with the Atlanta Thrashers, evaluated the depth of talent for all 30 teams.

read on for Wyshinski’s look at those ESPN’s rankings.  (For starters, Florida is #1 and San Jose is #30…)

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EDJ's avatar

Wyshinski’s post says almost nothing except recapping parts of the ESPN article… it’s only useful because the ESPN article is subscriber-only.

Posted by EDJ on 08/13/11 at 03:57 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Wyshinski’s post says almost nothing except recapping parts of the ESPN article… it’s only useful because the ESPN article is subscriber-only.

Posted by EDJ on 08/13/11 at 01:57 PM ET

I’m not a huge Wysh fan myself, but even I have to admit that’s not true.  He contrasts ESPN’s take to HockeysFuture’s take, and he also picks a few of the rankings out that make no sense and tries to ask “WTF?!”.

Honestly, the gist I get form the article though is “ESPN doesn’t know hockey”.  Which everyone already knows I think.

Posted by Primis on 08/14/11 at 01:21 AM ET

UMFan's avatar

Maybe there is a reason why this scout is a former Atlanta scout. The four letter network should have gone after someone with a reputation. It would have added to the credibility of the story. Might have been a bit more expensive but you get what you pay for.

Posted by UMFan from Denver, Colorado on 08/14/11 at 12:21 PM ET

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