The NHL Draft eligible players coming out of the Western Hockey League for 2018 is rather scarce. There are four defensemen who could be called upon in the first 62 picks, but after that, it is anybody’s guess. However, the group of players who were passed on in the 2017 NHL Draft is a strong one and there is a good chance that a few of 19-year-olds will be picked in June. Let’s take a look at the Draft +1 players with the best chance of being taken this year.
Do you smell it? No, not the fresh cut grass of your neighbours’ lawn, or uhh, other scents of the Spring season, but instead, can you smell the playoffs? No, not literally of course, especially if you reside west of the Rocky Mountains and have forgotten what that may smell like, but what I’m trying to get at here is that it is the second week of April and it’s time for some meaningful NHL hockey. The playoffs start in a few days, and here are some breakdowns of the first round series’, starting with the Anaheim Ducks vs. the Calgary Flames.