1. OHL Playoffs: Breaking Down the First Round Matchups

    With the 68 game grind that is the OHL Regular Season having finally wound to a close, the match-ups are set for the first round of the OHL playoffs...

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  2. NHL Entry Draft: Four Players Who Will Determine the First Round

    We all know about the Big Four. At some point over the last few months you've heard about Adam Larsson, Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Sean Couturier. Larsson's unlikely to escape the top two draft spots...

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  3. 2011 NHL Draft: Ten Dark Horses You'll Want Your Team to Bet on

    Every year, teams go looking for that steal outside the first round. They want that guy who's not really on the radar because they know he's going to break out. The Red Wings are famous for this...

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  4. Ontario Hockey League Classic: How an Outdoor Game Will Work for the OHL

    The outdoor game is all the rage in hockey these days. This year, the largest outdoor hockey game in history took place with the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans facing off in the "Big Chill at the Big House...

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  5. OHL Playoffs: What It Means for Jerry D'Amigo To Land in Kitchener

    At the start of the season, the Kitchener Rangers were hoping that they'd get some serious help from NHL teams in order to be Memorial Cup contenders. They were dealing with three players who had uncertain pro futures...

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  6. NHL Entry Draft: Six Europeans Who Could Shake Up The Draft

    Europeans are wild cards in the NHL Draft. Some teams, like the Detroit Red Wings, Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs have done some very notable work in pulling NHL talent out of Europe...

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  7. NHL Entry Draft: Top 10 WHL Prospects for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft

    The WHL is a factory for producing NHL defensemen and has been for 20 years. Duncan Keith, Dion Phaneuf, Brent Seabrook, Chris Phillips, Zdeno Chara, Shea Weber, Mike Green, Tyler ...

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  8. NHL Entry Draft: Top 10 OHL Prospects for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft

    The OHL has ruled the last three NHL Drafts. Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Taylor Hall—the last three No. 1 overall picks in the NHL Entry Draft—have all undergone their apprenticeship in the OHL before graduating to the pros...

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  9. 2011 World Junior Hockey: Another Gold Medal Drought for Team Canada?

    Before the World Junior Hockey Championship was an annual event, it was a little tournament for which you had to rouse yourself out of bed at ungodly hours to watch...

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  10. OHL Trade Deadline: Have the Windsor Spitfires Gone from Sellers To Buyers?

    When the Windsor Spitfires started the OHL season, the consensus was that they'd be good but most people didn't think they had it in them to threepeat as OHL Champions. Now we're at the midway point of the season...

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  11. World Junior Hockey Championship: The Canadian Contingent

    Team Canada has been named. For the next three weeks, 22 teenagers will go from relative obscurity to the National spotlight. Every year, this tournament seems to create two or three new heroes...

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  12. World Junior Hockey Championship: Canada's Goaltending Carousel

    Canadian Junior Hockey fans have had their ups and downs with goaltending at the World Junior tournament. For the large part, they've been spoiled...

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  13. Murphy's Law: Can Ryan Murphy Crack Team Canada's Blue Line?

    Ryan Murphy came into the OHL with very little fanfare. He was the third overall pick; notable in this instance because he was the only high draft pick that the Kitchener Rangers had in a decade...

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  14. Ryan Spooner Sweepstakes: Handicapping the OHL'S Hottest Race

    News out of Peterborough this week that Ryan Spooner wants out came as a surprise to many. Many, but not all. There were rumours around Austin Watson earlier in the season as the Petes began to struggle...

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  15. The OHL: 2010-11 Western Conference Breakdown

    The OHL's West is a meat grinder. In the Midwest, Erie and Owen Sound are regular forced into the role of Baltimore and Toronto in a division that is the OHL's equivalent of the AL East...

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  16. The OHL: 2010-11 Eastern Conference Breakdown

    The Memorial Cup is making it's first trip to the OHL's Eastern Conference since 1999 when it was in Ottawa. Then as now, the 67's look to be in a strong position to contend...

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  17. The OHL: Top 10 Pieces of Trade Bait for the 2010-2011 Season

    This week, OHL fans were privy to three big trades. Well, maybe two and a half.Even though the Shugg/Cantin and Ebert trades were technically separate, they can, to an extent, be seen as part of a duet (with a trilogy likely on the way come January)...

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  18. Top 10 OHL Stories for the Coming Season

    OHL training camps start in less than a week but some storylines have already emerged over the course of the summer...

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