by The Hockey News - October 28, 2010 12:05 PM EDT
The St. Louis Blues traded up in the draft to acquire this defenseman and don't regret the transaction one bit.
By Dave Frederick The St. Louis Blues were fully aware of the risks involved when they decided to trade up six spots and draft defenseman Ian Cole 18th overall in the 2007 NHL draft.
by Rory Boylen - October 21, 2010 1:10 PM EDT
In this week's look down the pipeline, we feature Columbus first-rounder John Moore, who's starting the year in the AHL.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have their star player, franchise goalie and a plethora of young offensive weapons on the roster, but whenever an offensive blueliner is rumored to be on the trade market, Columbus always tops the list of potential suitors.
by Ryan Kennedy - October 14, 2010 1:40 PM EDT
Passed over in the bantam draft, this 16-year-old is taking the BCHL by storm and is suddenly on the radar.
Some pros were scouted from the day they hit puberty, their ascendancies breathlessly catalogued by bird-dogs, GMs and the media. But the path of the late-bloomer is also well-worn and when a kid starts putting up numbers, you wonder how all the experts fell asleep at the switch.
by Rory Boylen - October 7, 2010 1:10 PM EDT
The offensively gifted blueliner will start the season in the AHL, but as he improves his defense, look out for him in Atlanta.
Like most prospects who aren’t expected to be selected early, Paul Postma didn’t attend the 2007 NHL draft, but instead stayed at home with family and a few close friends to watch the festivities.
by Ryan Kennedy - September 23, 2010 1:10 PM EDT
The Everett Silvertips defenseman isn't draft-eligible until 2012, but he already plays like a veteran.
Expect to hear Ryan Murray’s name a lot this year. Then expect to hear it even more next season. That’s because the Everett Silvertips defenseman is a late birthday, born after the cut-off for the NHL draft and therefore not eligible for selection until 2012.
by Alan Bass - September 16, 2010 1:20 PM EDT
An injury slowed this QMJHLer's development at first, but the Flyers draft pick is eager to learn how to make the step up to the next level.
Scouts often have a difficult decision to make on draft day: do you choose the talented kid who is healthy, or do you choose the really talented kid who has had injury problems? The Flyers took the latter risk and made center Michael Chaput their first selection in the third round (89th overall) of the 2010 NHL draft.
by The Hockey News - September 8, 2010 1:30 PM EDT
Washington's second round pick from 2009 is gearing up for a North American arrival in the 2011-12 season.
By Alessandro Seren Rosso When the Washington Capitals selected Russian defenseman Dmitri Orlov in the second round (55th overall) of the 2009 draft, they knew they landed a promising player with lots of upside.
by Ryan Kennedy - September 2, 2010 12:00 PM EDT
Drew, Nick, Quentin and Baker are all making strides in the hockey world, reminiscent of other hockey families before them.
Hockey has always been a family game, from the Howes to the Sutters to the Staals. Now a clan from Colorado is staking its claim. The Shore boys – Drew (19), Nick (17), Quentin (16) and Baker (11) are quickly establishing a pedigree for excellence in the Rocky Mountain State.
by Alan Bass - August 26, 2010 2:40 PM EDT
The third-rounder from 2008 is getting used to life as a professional and stepping up his game as he nears the NHL.
VOORHEES, N.J. – The Philadelphia Flyers, coming off a run in which they were two games from their first Stanley Cup championship since 1975, have few weaknesses in their depth chart.
by The Hockey News - August 19, 2010 1:18 PM EDT
Picked third overall by Florida in June, the big defenseman is now looking to earn a roster spot on the floundering franchise.
By Anthony Murphy Heading into the Florida Panthers training camp, fans will be awaiting the fate of 18-year-old defenseman Erik Gudbranson.
by Alan Bass - August 12, 2010 11:13 AM EDT
Undrafted by an NHL team through his eligible years, this scorer has finally found a home within the Flyers organization.
When your name is among the offensive league leaders such as Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin, everyone will assume you have already been drafted and will be jumping to the NHL in a year or two.
by Alan Bass - August 5, 2010 9:10 AM EDT
The Flyers draft pick, who doesn't shy away from the rough stuff, is willing to do whatever it takes to earn an NHL spot.
VOORHEES, N.J. – If there’s anything the Philadelphia Flyers have had a surplus of in the past 40 years, it’s enforcers who specialize in beating the living daylights out of opponents.
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