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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: # 12 – Kailer Yamamoto

Coming in as the 13th best prospect of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft is diminutive Kailer Yamamoto. He’s tore up the WHL for two years but because of his small stature falls down the draft boards. That doesn’t take away from the talent he possesses. Yamamoto is one of the most skilled and dynamic players…

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Are the Winnipeg Jets close to contending for the Stanley Cup?

We’re only a couple of days removed from the Pittsburgh Penguins second Stanley cup championship in as many years, and because we’re in June, we’re so close to the 2017 draft and Free Agent Frenzy.  With that being said I thought it would be a great time to compare the Winnipeg Jets to the Pittsburgh…

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NHL Draft Scout Series: USA

We head south of the border with the next stop on the NHL Draft Scout tour, and a look at the best prospects America has to offer. USA Hockey has been producing high-end prospects at a higher rate than ever before, and looks to keep the same pace in 2017. TheScout.ca and USHL Central Scouting’s…

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Expansion Draft Playbook: Central Division Part 1

As the Stanley Cup Playoffs wound down Sunday night, NHL GMs may have taken a moment to take a quick breath after another marathon season and heart-stopping finals. But they won’t have time for much more than that. Every year the weeks between the Stanley Cup Final and the entry draft are some of the…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #13 – Owen Tippett

This draft might not possess a better pure goal scorer than Owen Tippett. His combination of speed, power and a deadly shot that many consider the best in his class make him a threat to score on any shift in a number of different ways. If you’re a fan of throwback hockey, you’ll love Tippett’s game. I…