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Count on Cloutier

Count on Cloutier

by Ryan Kennedy - March 29, 2011 1:00 PM EDT

In our weekly list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Guillaume Cloutier of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.
Based on some of the early playoff results, it seems like there should be a mercy rule in major junior. Saint John outscored Cape Breton 17-1 in the first two games of that Quebec League series, while Red Deer posted two five-spots on Edmonton before a slightly closer Game 3.


Mayfield leads Youngstown

Mayfield leads Youngstown

by Ryan Kennedy - March 22, 2011 1:40 PM EDT

In our weekly list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Scott Mayfield of the USHL's Youngstown Phantoms.
The NCAA tournament starts with its regionals this week en route to the Frozen Four. On top of that, major junior playoffs begin as well, so it’s going to be a hot week for prospects.


Strome finishing strong

Strome finishing strong

by Ryan Kennedy - March 15, 2011 2:35 PM EDT

He's been competing for a scoring title, but Ryan Strome tops this week's list of players we're excited to see in the NHL one day.
The Minnesota state high school tourney is finished and Eden Prairie came out on top. Led by draft-eligible center Kyle Rau, the Eagles won a triple-OT thriller over Duluth East on a goal by their star pivot.


Great Dane

Great Dane

by Ryan Kennedy - March 8, 2011 12:32 PM EST

In our weekly list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Nicklas Jensen of the Oshawa Generals.
Can you believe the playoffs are already here? The NCAA has already started playing post-season games, while the Quebec League is ramping up to do the same.


Flames in the family

Flames in the family

by Ryan Kennedy - March 1, 2011 1:40 PM EST

In our weekly rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Calgary prospect Max Reinhart.
The NHL trade deadline has passed and few prospects were actually swapped in the process. Colten Teubert is now Edmonton property, while Michael Chaput is a Blue Jacket.


Noesen's seeing double

Noesen's seeing double

by Ryan Kennedy - February 22, 2011 12:40 PM EST

After improving his offense, Stefan Noesen tops this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day.
Injuries are starting to have an effect on the 2011 draft class, but how much of a difference it makes remains to be seen. Niagara whiz kid Ryan Strome is the latest concussion casualty and before that it was Sarnia power forward Brett Ritchie coming down with mono.


Jaskin's no joke

Jaskin's no joke

by Ryan Kennedy - February 15, 2011 2:05 PM EST

In this week's collection of players we hope to see in the NHL one day, we profile Russian-born right winger Dmitri Jaskin.
An impromptu road trip to the ‘burbs ended in a Hot List appearance at the Mississauga-Ottawa game on the weekend, where the 67’s upended the best team in the Ontario League.


Larsson of Lau

Larsson of Lau

by Ryan Kennedy - February 8, 2011 2:06 PM EST

In this week's collection of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Minnesota prospect Johan Larsson.
Draft winds are changing as the season enters its final stanza and conventional wisdom is out the door. In Quebec, Sean Couturier is no longer the slam-dunk choice as top prospect; many scouts and execs see Jonathan Huberdeau as a smart alternative.


All over Oleksiak

All over Oleksiak

by Ryan Kennedy - February 1, 2011 2:20 PM EST

Northeastern defenseman Jamie Oleksiak will put his skills on display at the annual Beanpot Tournament, along with other prospects.
There’s been a lot of shuffling at the top of the draft order lately, but many other players are making their moves, as well. This is the time of season when the late-round gems start coming into their own and players attempt to distinguish themselves as first-rounders instead of second-rounders.


Tackling top prospects

Tackling top prospects

by Ryan Kennedy - January 25, 2011 2:04 PM EST

As the CHL Top Prospects Game moves into the rear-view mirror, we look at how some players fared in the contest.
There was much illumination at the CHL Top Prospects Game last week, even if only some of the best players were in attendance. Scouts will tell you that a good showing helps more than a bad showing hurts, so with an eye on the game and other prospects everywhere, here’s a look at some of the players we’re excited to see in the NHL one day.


Taking LaBate

Taking LaBate

by Ryan Kennedy - January 18, 2011 2:20 PM EST

In our weekly rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Joseph LaBate from Academy of Holy Angels.
With the CHL Top Prospects Game going down on Wednesday, it’s a great week for looking at the youngsters vying for attention in the 2011 NHL draft.


Coming to North America?

Coming to North America?

by Ryan Kennedy - January 11, 2011 1:45 PM EST

In our weekly look at prospects we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Russia's Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Congratulations one more time to the Russians for their dramatic World Junior Championship victory in Buffalo, but those party animals weren’t the only winners over the holidays.


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