1. 2010 NHL Draft: Winners and Losers

    With the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in the books, it’s time to do what every journalist and blogger looks forward to from the minute the draft floor is opened by Commissioner Gary Bettman ...

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  2. 2010 NHL Draft: My Annual Draft Journal

    In what has become an annual tradition, here I am again with another edition of my NHL Entry Draft journal. I started the journal during the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and continued it last summer when I was in Toronto for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft...

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  3. Eustace King: Sports Agent, Business Partner, Friend

    Sports agent. What was the first thing that came to your mind when you read those words? Money? Negotiations? Contracts? That’s what Eustace King of O2K Worldwide Management Group is trying to change...

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  4. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: And the Washington Capitals Select...

    The Washington Capitals have proven that they can score with ease. I mean, with Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Nicklas Backstrom playing for the team, who wouldn’t be ...

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  5. 2010 NHL Mock Draft: BT and Bass, Picks 16-23

    Here is part three of Alan Bass and Bryan Thiel's 2010 NHL Mock Draft! Picks 1-7 Picks 8-15 16. Ottawa Senators Jeff Skinner, C, Kitchener Rangers (OHL) There will be a lot ...

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  6. 2010 NHL Mock Draft: BT and Bass Part One

    This year, Bryan Thiel and Alan Bass continued their annual tradition of a mock draft. They will each be publishing 15 draft picks over the next few days to preview the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California...

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  7. NHL Draft 2010: Top Ten Defensive Prospects

    The old mantra says that "Defense wins championships," right? Many NHL teams would agree. Though defense can often be dominated by the goaltender, a goalie's life is often made easier through the work of his defensemen...

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  8. NHL Entry Draft: And the Columbus Blue Jackets Select...

    After making the playoffs for the first time in franchise history in 2009, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 2009-10 season was anything but impressive. In fact, with a 32-35-15 record, the Blue Jackets’ season was simply pathetic...

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  9. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: The Best U.S. Players

    The United States of America—on top of the hockey world? Well, not quite. But it is almost there. After winning the World Junior Championship—by defeating the five-time defending ...

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  10. Top 2010 NHL Draft Prospects: Jack Campbell

    Original posting at Resurfacing the Ice Here’s a riddle: When you’re a goalie with great stats, but not getting noticed, what’s the best way to lift up scouts’ ...

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  11. NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects: Calvin Pickard

    Original posting at Resurfacing the Ice Mikko Koskinen. Chet Pickard. Joel Gistedt. Jonathan Bernier. Tuukka Rask. What do all of these players have in common? They were each the first goaltender taken in their respective drafts since the lockout...

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  12. NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects: Vladimir Tarasenko

    Original posting at Resurfacing the Ice When you’re called the Ovechkin of Novosibirsk, you’ve got a lot of expectations to live up to. Statistically, people may say that they don’t match up...

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  13. Mikael Granlund: NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospect

    The NHL has not had a dominant young Finnish superstar since arguably Teemu Selanne. That may all change when Mikael Granlund becomes the first European player to be drafted when the 2010 NHL Entry Draft arrives in June...

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  14. NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects: Riley Sheahan

    Original posting at Resurfacing the Ice Riley Sheahan is another one of those anomalies. He is an extremely talented Canadian player who decided to attend US College as opposed to playing in Canadian Major Junior...

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  15. NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects: Stanislav Galiev

    Original posting at Resurfacing the Ice There have been many complaints regarding the CHL’s rule of not allowing 16-year-old imports to play in their league...

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  16. NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects: Quinton Howden

    When you are the first overall pick in WHL Bantam Draft, there are going to be some expectations that come with it. Quinton Howden, the 6'3", 183-pound left winger for the Moose Jaw Warriors, has surpassed those expectations...

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  17. NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects: Tyler Pitlick

    Tyler Pitlick is one of the youngest players in college hockey. Having committed to Minnesota State and having a fairly successful freshman year, Pitlick has been ranked eighteenth in Central Scouting’s final rankings for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft...

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  18. NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects: Dylan McIlrath

    Original Posting at "Resurfacing the Ice" There is much interest surrounding Dylan McIlrath and his draft stock for the upcoming 2010 NHL Entry Draft, which will be taking place in Los Angeles...

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  19. Tyler Toffoli: NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects

    As a 15-year-old player, Tyler Toffoli was a much sought-after player in the Greater Toronto Hockey League...

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  20. John McFarland: NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects

    John McFarland’s story is a bit intriguing. He petitioned to the OHL to grant him the “exceptional player” status that had only previously been given to John Tavares, a clause that would allow him to play in the OHL at age 15...

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  21. NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects: Austin Watson

    Austin Watson faced a tough dilemma at a young age: Should he stay on a championship-caliber team and play very few minutes every night? Or should he go to a border-line playoff ...

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  22. NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects: Nick Bjugstad

    Out of 25 previous winners of the Minnesota Mr. Hockey award for the top high school hockey player in Minnesota, only one of them has ever become a true impact player in the NHL: Paul Martin...

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  23. NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects: Nino Niederreiter

    In this past Olympics, Switzerland shocked many people, almost defeating both the United States and Canada en route to a medal-less showing. However, as much as surprises and underdogs are great, Switzerland is not quite a hockey factory...

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  24. Alexander Burmistrov: NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospect

    Original posting at "Resurfacing the Ice." Alexander Burmistrov is facing the same challenge all Europeans face when coming over to North America to play hockey. Getting used to the North American style of play...

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  25. NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects: Ryan Johansen

    Jumping from a 47-game schedule to a 72-game schedule is a huge jump for a young player. Ryan Johansen, who played the 2008-09 season in the British Columbia Hockey League, had a difficult time making that adjustment...

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