Tonight I pulled together the yearly "making the cut" list for Hockey's Future -- the list of rookies who made each NHL team. Not difficult, but a good exercise for getting it stapled into my head. There was just one player I hadn't heard of before -- a guy named John Scott, a 26-year-old free-agent signee by the Wild. But he's on IR so probably won't last.
I did notice that the western conference teams had more rookies than the eastern conference teams. Not sure why that would be. Anyone have a theory?
Next up, an "ECHL prospects to watch" article. There's only about a day and a half window in which to write it, since the best prospects get sent to the league right before games start. That makes it difficult to do with all the hurry up and wait, but this year I'm going to be more ready. It's always a very popular piece, which is somewhat surprising, but I guess it's because it touches so many teams and players.