Many factors in Galchenyuk’s rise

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FC’s scouting director Dan Stewart tackles the rise of Alex Galchenyuk in March’s ranking of the 2012 draft, New England-based draft eligibles, the search for a Cam Neely clone, WHL sleepers and Philip Tot in this edition of ‘Five For Stewart’

Stewart: Dumba comparables slightly miss

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FC’s scouting director Dan Stewart tackles the Swedish battle between Sebastian Collberg and Pontus Aberg, the Mathew Dumba vs. PK Subban comparisons, Subway Super Series reviews and the impact of the World Junior A Challenge in the latest ‘Five For Stewart’.

Stewart: Injuries a storyline in 2012

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FC’s scouting director Dan Stewart tackles Gianluca Curcuruto’s potential, how injuries will impact the draft stock of Alex Galchenyuk, Martin Frk and Ryan Murray, as well as potential picks that are re-entering the draft in ‘Five for Stewart’.

Blueliners excited about defense draft depth

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From Aaron Vickers: According to the Chinese calendar, 2012 is the year of the dragon. But when it’s all said and done, it could become the year of the defenseman. The 2012 NHL Entry Draft appears, at least at this stage, to be huge on the back end. Though there are an impressive 14 defensemen ranked in the first round … Read More

2012, 2013 draft crop shines at U17

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With the IIHF World Junior Championship taking most of the media limelight over the holidays the other big holiday hockey tournament that draws the majority of the attention from NHL scouts during that time, the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, also wrapped up in Winnipeg, MB.