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The 2017 Top 100 Draft Eligible Prospects: #100 – #96

The time is finally here. Today we’re kicking off our top 100 list of prospects eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, and I hope you’re ready, because this whole week is going to be a doozy. We’ll have individual profiles for all the prospects we have rated in the first two rounds, but until…

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2017 Consolidated Draft Rankings: March

I skipped over last month, what with the NHL trade deadline and all, but we are now just three months away from the NHL Entry Draft, and plenty of services have dropped new rankings on us, so it’s a fine time to take a look at how the first round is shaping up. Of course…

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Consolidated 2017 Draft Rankings: January

Embed from Getty Images It’s been a little less than a month since our last Consolidated Rankings were published, but six of the eight list makers have put out new rankings, and there has been plenty of movement already. The World Junior Championships also took place in that time frame, and as that’s one of the…

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The Nation Network Top 60 Draft Profile Overview and Summaries

Embed from Getty Images The 2016 NHL Entry Draft is just a few days away and the Nation Network Draft Profiles are finally complete. We know that things can get a little crazy on draft day and you won’t want to be running all around the internet looking for our super great taeks on the…

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Nation Network Prospect Profile #5: Matthew Tkachuk

There’s a whole lot to like about Matthew Tkachuk, son of former NHLer Keith Tkachuk. He’s big, he’s tough, he’s got a great shot and impressive vision and playmaking ability. As the fifth ranked prospect on our list, he falls right into the wheelhouse of some Canadian teams, making the locals pay even closer attention….

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Nation Network Prospect Profile #8: Jakob Chychrun

The Jakob Chychrun tale took on somewhat of a life of its own over the course of the 2015-16 season. Once thought to be among the best talents available this year, the Sarnia Sting rearguard has slid down most rankings and gets plenty of shade thrown his way as a result. There are plenty that…

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Nation Network Prospect Profile #9: Olli Juolevi

For the majority of this season, London Knights defenceman Olli Juolevi was in contention for the mantle of “best defenceman available” at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, duking it out with fellow OHL blueliners Jakob Chychrun and Mikhail Sergachev. Unreal performances in international tournaments drew a wealth of attention his way, and playing on the Memorial…

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Nation Network Prospect Profile #25: German Rubtsov

The highest ranked Russian forward of the 2016 draft, German Rubtsov seems to be a member of a new breed of European skaters – ones that appear to be groomed for the North American style of game at a young age. While he can put up points, Rubtsov is garnering a lot of attention for…

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Nation Network Prospect Profile #30: Carl Grundstrom

Technically the first member of our first round projections, Carl Grundström is a personal favourite of mine, and not just because of what names came out of the similarity model (although that helped – more on that later). Grundström is a Swedish two-way winger who plays what might be considered a Canadian style of game. He bangs…

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Nation Network Prospect Profile #32: Dillon Dube

We’re nearing the end of our projections for the draft’s second round, and today we have an intriguing prospect in Dillon Dubé. Dubé is a gritty, albeit undersized player that can play all three forward positions. He has flashes of skill but is likely to make himself known through his tenacity and work ethic. Dubé emerged as…

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles #40: Libor Hajek

Photo Source: Liam Richards / Saskatoon StarPhoenix Among the defencemen projected to be available in the second round is Czech born rearguard Libor Hájek. Hájek has just completed his first season in North America, playing for a rather dreadful Saskatoon Blades team. Hájek is a defensive defenceman in the modern sense. That is, not a stay-at-home, clear…