Eligibles ascending up draft rankings

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The excitement of one’s draft year can be more than some prospects can cope with. Often the pressure they deal with is too much and their games falter. Other times, though, prospects thrive and elevate their games under that same pressure.

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’.

Strome, Hamilton highlight OHL roster

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The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Ontario Hockey League and the Ottawa 67’s and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds hockey clubs today announced the rosters for Team OHL that will compete against Team Russia in the 2011 SUBWAY® Super Series.

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’.

OHL impressions in October

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One of the most interesting parts of any draft year is the start. With initial lists released and expectations set, players enter the season with either an opportunity to establish an already set pedigree, or to blaze a trail as an unknown.

Keep an eye on…the O

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In June, 46 players from the Ontario Hockey League were selected in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the highest count since 1999 saw 52. If 2012 has its way, the league wont have to wait another 12 years to turn out those high numbers.

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.