Injuries give Canada cause for pause

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First, Jonathan Huberdeau showed up in a walking cast. Next, Brad Ross didn’t skate on Sunda, the first day of camp. On that same day, Brett Connolly left the morning skate with cramping and the opening intra-squad game in the evening with a lower body injury.

Huberdeau out of Super Series

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Saint John Sea Dogs forward Jonathan Huberdeau has been replaced by Brandon Hynes of the Victoriaville Tigres in the first game of the Subway Super Series after suffering an injury in Team QMJHL practice Monday.

Recent draftees push for NHL gigs

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The 2010 NHL Entry Draft graduated five players to the NHL the following season. In 2009, six players made the jump directly to the show. 2008, like 2010, saw five. The question remains how many skaters make the immediate jump from the 2011 draft class.

Flyers take Couturier 8th overall in 2011 NHL Entry Draft

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The Philadelphia Flyers have selected Sean Couturier eighth overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Couturier’s six-foot-four, 195-pound frame make him a strong candidate to be in the NHL sooner rather than later. It isn’t his size, though, that’s going to get him there. The Drummondville forward who led all draft eligible CHLers in points-per-game with 1.66 has soft hands … Read More

Draft’s Fab-4 upgraded to Super-6

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From Dan Stewart: There comes a time in every draft season where someone inevitably steps up and pushes the top prospect(s) for draft position. After analyzing our viewings of both defenseman Dougie Hamilton and forward Jonathan Huberdeau this season, we see no reason why the big four should not be extended to the big six for the upcoming NHL Entry … Read More

Draft eligibles bring it at Top Prospects Game

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One of the most anticipated events on any NHL scouts schedule has to be the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game where it welcomes a who’s who of NHL GM’s, directors of player personnel and scouts all congregated in one place for one game which features a group of mostly future first and second round draft picks in a ‘non’ all-star game … Read More

The Draft Ranking Fallout

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Talk about busy. The month of January, with the World Junior Championship rapping up and the CHL Top Prospects game taking centre stage, can be a demanding time for scouting agencies and NHL teams when it comes to re-shuffle their lists and draft rankings based on their most current viewings.

2011 NHL Entry Draft at a glance

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With Taylor vs. Tyler discussed – ad nauseam, and finally settled; and the summer gone and the new season in full swing, we can again turn focus to the next crop of talented future NHLers as they look to impress scouts and NHL executives in countless hockey arenas around the globe.