June 16 2015 11:00AM
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This is a series counting down the top-10 pending UFAs. It will be posted across the Nation Network over the next month! Enjoy!
Almost every postseason there arises an unlikely hero from the middle of a team's roster to make headlines. And any time that player is a pending free agent, teams line up to pay that him too much money as a result. Call it the Bickell effect.
This year, that player is Matt Beleskey. The Ducks 27-year old winger has been a run-of-the-mill NHL forward for years, but his 8-goal in 16-games playoff performance combined with his size (6', 205 pounds) has him on a lot of GM's radars heading into July. Just to make his agent even happier, Beleskey also put up the best regular season of his NHL career, managing 22-goals and 32-points. His underlying numbers, however, tell a much more complicated story than his counting stats.
June 16 2015 09:07AM
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 Jets newest big minute cruncher, Tyler Myers.
June 15 2015 05:30PM
Continuing with our Prospect Profiles, today we turn to number 35 on the list, the Swedish import into the USHL and currently scheduled to attend Boston College: Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson (aka JFK).
This young centre has potential to become an impact player for your team if you’re willing to take the risk. His path is unique having succeeded in the Swedish system at a young age, jumping to the USHL and now heading to the NCAA.
Continue past the jump for his breakdown.
June 15 2015 04:00PM
The Draft Analyst draft profile: RW Denis Guryanov, Lada (KHL). Ranked 7th (Eur) by NHL's CSB pic.twitter.com/g5CNIZ2ONd— Steve Kournianos (@TheDraftAnalyst) May 18, 2015
For the first and only time in our top-45 countdown, we'll make the journey across the ocean to Russia. Playing in the MHL and already getting spot duty at the pro level, dynamic winger Denis Gurianov (or Guryanov) is the focus of our #36 prospect profile.
Join us after the jump as we break down one of Europe's top 2015 prospects.
June 15 2015 02:00PM
Today we turn our heads back to the QMJHL, where we look at the first of two high-scoring defenders from the Saint John Sea Dogs, Thomas Chabot. It might be a bit of a surprise to see Chabot fall to the second round in our rankings, given that he has been cited as a mid-20s pick by most scouting agencies.
Let's continue past the jump to see his breakdown.