Topic: 2017 NHL Draft
The expansion draft in mid-June is going to get more attention because every team will lose a player off the current organization. The entry draft - once you get past the first 2 to 3 picks - is usually about boys that may be a few years, if ever, from making an impact.
Still the entry draft is the best way to build a team over the long haul. It's time to start taking a look.
One thing I have found very challenging is to stay on top of Euro prospects. But there are a ton of NHL players from Europe, so it's important. I found this site that may be of interest: http://draftineurope.blogspot.com/
Overall the 2017 is shaping up to be a rather weak draft class. Otherwise, the lottery will operate the same way it did last year; Vegas will be seeded as if they were the 29th team, (3rd overall pick) before the lottery.