How to become a better goalie with the Hockey Abstract: A guide

Hockey Abstract, the hockey analytics site for the NHL, released its 2017-18 Hockey Abstract Rankings this week, which rank the best goalie prospects in the world, along with the best prospects in North America.

It’s a similar process to what we’ve done for our Prospect Rankings, which are compiled every year and ranked based on the results of our Prospect Prospect Rankings. 

In this edition, the ranking system for the 2017-2018 season is very similar to what you would find in the past, with the goal being to help you identify which prospects you should be targeting as the next NHL Draft’s best goalie prospect. 

What is the Hockey Draft?

The NHL Draft is an annual event where the top prospects from around the world are invited to compete for a spot in the NHL.

These prospects are selected by a panel of NHL GMs and scouts. 

It is the most prestigious draft in the sport, and is considered the pinnacle of amateur sports. 

How to play the draft?

The draft takes place in January, which is a good time for the average fan to start watching prospects, since the draft can be a relatively quick and easy process.

I’ll go into more detail on this topic later on this article. 

The first thing that you need to know about the draft is that it’s an annual gathering of elite prospects from across the world.

While the process is similar to the NCAA Basketball Draft, the main difference is that this year’s draft is conducted in an international format.

In addition, the NHL Draft Lottery is held every year, and each year the winners of the Lottery receive a share of the league’s revenue. 

This year, the winner will be selected by an international panel of players, coaches, and scouts, who will then select their final four players. 

Why is it important to be on the right side of the rankings? 

The NHL’s Prospect Rankings are a tool to help fans better identify which top prospects are in the best position to become NHLers, but this isn’t always a necessary tool for those of us who want to win the NHL lottery.

In order to rank prospects, you need a decent understanding of how the league works.

For this article, I’ve included some common questions I’ve gotten in response to questions about the rankings.

What are the different metrics you use? 

This is an important part of evaluating prospects, and while I don’t cover every metric used, I do have a few tips on how to find the right one. 

My goal with this section is to provide a good overview of how to use these different metrics. 

For each prospect, I use their name, NHL Draft position, and NHL level in the following format: [Position] = Top Prospect, [Level] = Mid Level Prospect, [League] = Central or Pacific Division Prospect, or [Team] = Eastern or Pacific League Prospect.

For example, if a prospect has a position of 6th on the NHL’s list, I would write their position at 6th overall. 

Is it possible to pick up a prospect’s rights to the draft at the start of the season? 

No, this is not possible.

The process for acquiring a prospect at the NHL draft is the same as for acquiring any other player, and players can only be acquired by the NHL and not by the team. 

So, in order to pick your top prospects up, you’d need to be in a certain position in the draft order. 

If you are a GM looking to acquire a prospect from another league, it might be a good idea to get the team involved in the process. 

Do you take the draft as an absolute lottery? 

Yes, in the event of a pick-up, the league decides which prospect gets the player. 

Does it take away from your ability to develop your own prospects? 

Not necessarily.

There are some exceptions to this rule.

As a GM, I will have to make sure that I’m in a position to evaluate the top prospect in my league, and that I have the opportunity to develop my own players.

For this reason, the best way to determine if I have any chance to develop a player is to look at how his prospects stack up against others from that league.

How do you know which prospects are good enough to become the next great goalies? 

For me, there are two main categories I look at when evaluating prospects: How big of a jump would I need to make in order for my team to have a shot at drafting the player?

I would consider this to be the best indicator of a prospect having the potential to become one of the NHLs top goalies.

The best way I can assess this is by looking at how often the player will play.

I look for players who are on average over 50 minutes a night in their NHL games, which will be a big factor in determining if a player will