June 17 2015 01:10PM
You picked your team. You watched the playoffs. You hoped to score prizes and Internet glory. Today, we make a dream come true as we announce the winner of the 2015 NationDrafts Playoff Pool.
June 17 2015 12:38PM
I wouldn't blame you if you went looking for Sebastian Aho highlights on Youtube and got really confused. The top result over there appears to show a short Swedish d-man, and, well, it's not a mistake. Sebastian Aho is a diminutive Swedish blueliner that's eligible for his second entry draft this season.
But there's another Sebastian Aho. This one is rated lower by NHL central scouting, but he's much younger with a much more impressive statistical resume to his credit. This Finnish Aho has been tearing up the Liiga's junior circuit for years before finally graduating to a full-time pro at an extremely young 17 years of age in 2015.
Join us after the jump for a look at one of Finland's most dynamic young scorers.
June 17 2015 11:21AM
The season has been laid to rest.
Fans have completed their lamenting of the Anaheim Ducks sweeping the Winnipeg Jets. The healing process has begun.
But, before full closure can be completed, an autopsy of the Jets season must be initiated.
We turn our evidence-based breakdown of the former Jet, Zach Bogosian.
June 17 2015 09:33AM
Photo Credit: Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports
The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to a two-year pact with fourth-line enforcer Anthony Peluso, the club announced on Wednesday. The club also disclosed - and good on them for doing so - that the deal is worth $1.35 million in total and carries an annual average value of $675,000.
Peluso, 26, was a pending restricted free agent and the contract that he's signed will net him $40,000 dollars more than the value of his qualifying offer (which he'll no longer get or require). Though he's a replacement level offensive contributor with limited defensive value, Peluso is an imposing physical presence.
June 16 2015 05:00PM
Though Ivan Provorov and 2017-eligible Nolan Patrick may be the jewel in scouts' eyes when watching the Brandon Wheat Kings, the Wheaties other first time draft eligible top pairing defender is a damn good prospect in his own right. Calm and collected, Ryan Pilon (pronounced "PEE-lawn," not "pylon") is an adept puck mover and smooth skater, and a major part of one of the CHL's top teams from the 2014-15 season.
Join us after the jump as we profile the first of many highly touted players scheduled to be coming out of Brandon the next few years.