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August 21 2015 06:45AM
Pavel Bure's Legends Hockey League, Trevor Linden defends GM, is Babcock really better than Carlyle, Flames new arena, Sam Bennett at centre, McDavid and Hall get head start on season, free agency and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen
August 21 2015 06:00AM
If there is one pattern in the prospect series, it is that we like players who score, and especially when they score against tough competition.
The 5'11, right wing Michael Spacek has a long standing history of scoring, and has done consistently against those far older and bigger than himself. We were high enough on him to rank him 25th overall at 2015's NHL Entry draft, and we are high on him once again.
We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #11.
August 20 2015 11:26AM
There is a lot of excitement for the 6', 210 lbs left winger of the Barrie Colts.
Brenden Lemieux came as part of the package Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian, and Jason Kasdorf. Since Tyler Myers and Bogosian are similarly used defenders, many look at as Lemieux, Joel Armia, a then rental (Drew Stafford), and a first round pick (Jack Roslovic) for Kane and Kasdorf.
We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #12.
August 20 2015 06:00AM
Nik Ehlers is ready to play pro hockey in 2015.
The Winnipeg Jets prospect told Sportinformation that the Swiss A league would be his preferred landing place if he doesn't make the Jets this season.
Ehlers, the 9th overall pick of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, will be given every chance to make the Jets this season. He shredded the QMJHL last year, putting up over 100 points in just 51 games, and is unable to play for the Moose due to the NHL-CHL transfer agreement.
Read more about where Ehlers could end up next season after the jump.
August 19 2015 10:28AM
It is amazing how quickly opinions can change on a prospect. Just last summer, many fans were excited for the Winnipeg Jets addition of Brenden Kichton.
The right-handed shot defender offensive defender was drafted by the Jets in 2013 as a 20-year-old and re-draft entry after the New York Islanders failed to sign Kicthon to an entry level contract. Kichton went on to dominating the AHL, scoring most assists by a rookie and earning All-Rookie Team and All-Star Team nods.
Last year though the St. John's IceCaps struggled, and with it went the opinions on many of the Jets AHL prospects.
We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #13.