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2019 Post-Draft Prospect Rankings


Introduction

The 2018-2019 regular season has come and gone and it was the best season in Lightning history. Then the playoffs happened. A funny thing happened on the way to lifting the Cup and it happened so fast the only thing most Lightning fans remember was the culprit was wearing a blue jacket and John Tortorella was giddy.

The Lightning took the first step to putting both the good and bad of the 2018-2019 season behind them this past week with the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Tampa Bay added seven prospects to the farm, and some were bigger than others. But where does Nolan Foote, Max Cajkovic, and others fit into the current stable of youngsters? Glad you asked. We’ve added the newbies into the existing group to come up with our post-draft rankings.

As usual, a refresher is in order about the rules of the rankings. Only players under the age of 24 on opening night of the regular season are eligible to be ranked. Skaters with 41 NHL games in a single season or a total of 82 career NHL games are considered graduated and are ineligible to be ranked. Goaltenders with 30 decisions in a single NHL season or 41 career NHL decisions are also considered graduated. Finally, NCAA-based players are eligible for the rankings for the duration of their college careers, irrespective of their age. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Consult your doctor if … nevermind.

And away we go…

Training Camp Numbers: Podcast Episode 10

The podcast is back this week as the Lightning- and somewhat sense-less playoffs continue. Listen for Lightning player and prospect talk ... as well as the usual soapboxes.

For first-timers, Training Camp Numbers looks at Lightning prospects (who get and are often stuck with the obscure training camp numbers), Lightning talking points, and the NHL news of the week.

This week: Erik Erlendsson joins in on the fun

    Playoffs are .... weird?
    Impartiality need not apply
    Yzer-gone
    JBB's first win
    Lightning summer plans
    Draft: BPA or certain player type?
    Debate: To review or not to review
    Your questions

Thanks to Andrew Weiss for leading and hosting the show. Enjoy the Lightning talk on iTunes, Spotify, and a bunch of other platforms. Our thanks to Erik for joining in. Be sure to find him (and become a member) at Lightning Insider and Lightning Power Play.

Click here to listen.

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Training Camp Numbers: Podcast Episode 8

The podcast resumes this week as the playoffs get underway. Listen for Lightning player and prospect talk ... as well as some serious venting.

For first-timers, Training Camp Numbers looks at Lightning prospects (who get and are often stuck with the obscure training camp numbers), Lightning talking points, and the NHL news of the week.

This week: Sickening.

Training Camp Numbers: Podcast Episode 7

The podcast resumes this week as the playoffs get underway. Listen for Lightning player and prospect talk ... as well as some more soapboxes.

For first-timers, Training Camp Numbers looks at Lightning prospects (who get and are often stuck with the obscure training camp numbers), Lightning talking points, and the NHL news of the week.

This week: PLAYOFFS??

    Draft lottery madness
    Portland writer whining about Amalie Arena
    Where is Tampa as a hockey town?
    Analytics debate on Kucherov
    Award season
    Prospect update
    Your questions
    It's A Numbers Game
    TCN Draft: TB unsung playoff heroes

Thanks to Andrew Weiss for leading and hosting the show. Enjoy the Lightning talk on iTunes, Spotify, and a bunch of other platforms.

Click here to listen.

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