The Colorado Avalanche won the NHL's draft lottery and will select No. 1 overall from what will be a loaded 2013 prospect class. Insider NHL scout Grant Sonier breaks down how he sees the draft selections playing out among the non-playoff teams.
Grant Sonier evaluates the five best draft classes for individual teams since 2002, noting that while Sidney Crosby may be the game's best player, the Pens' 2005 haul wasn't quite deep enough to snag the No. 1 spot.
Former NHL scout Grant Sonier evaluates the top Russian prospects on display in their recent Super Series win over the OHL Select team. Nail Yakupov continues to impress, while a trio of Russians look worthy of high selections in the 2013 draft.
Former NHL scout Grant Sonier breaks down the 2012 prospect group with his first mock draft of the season. Unsurprisingly Nail Yakupov goes No. 1 overall, but Sonier believes a number of teams could find useful parts to round out their rosters.