Post Tagged with: "2009 NHL Draft"

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Nazem Kadri: The Right Pick in 2009

Imagine for a second that your NHL team could have a do-over – a chance to reanalyze their possibilities in any given National Hockey League entry draft. Then how would […]

by · March 12, 2014 · 4 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Sooner Than Later: The State Of The Canucks’ Cupboard

  With the Canucks season on the brinks, is it time to dig deep in the franchise’s pockets for a solution? Has Mike Gillis provided that answer over his tenure? […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 1 comment · AHL, Hockey History, Vancouver Canucks
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The 2013-2014 Colorado Avalanche: How They Were Built

The 2013/14 Colorado Avalanche roster is the result of a change in the direction of  the franchise following the retirement of long time captain and Hall of Famer Joe Sakic […]

by · January 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Colorado Avalanche
2009 NHL Draft

2007-2009: The Boston Bruins and the Dark Days of Drafting, Part 3

You can find the rest of the series here: Part 1 Part 2 With the selections of Zach Hamill and Joe Colborne fresh in their minds, the Boston Bruins had […]

by · October 29, 2013 · 0 comments · Boston Bruins, NHL Entry Draft
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Jacob Josefson: Rockin’ in New Jersey

Jacob Josefson has had a bumpy start to his NHL career with the New Jersey Devils — he has shown flashes of brilliance, but has also fallen victim to the […]

by · January 30, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils
Nazem Kadri made great strides under Dallas Eakins. (Tony Ding/Icon SMI)

Expectation: Nazem Kadri – Part III

Expectation: Nazem Kadri is a three-part series. Part I is available here. Part II is available here. Expectation. Everyone deals with expectation. It’s ever-present for those trying to make it […]

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Player Profiles, Toronto Maple Leafs
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Expectation: Nazem Kadri – Part I

Expectation: Nazem Kadri is a three-part series. Part II is available here. Part III is available here.   It seems all peaks and valleys when it comes to the still-young […]

by · November 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, CHL, OHL, Toronto Maple Leafs
Anaheim Ducks – Top 5 Prospects

Anaheim Ducks – Top 5 Prospects

Notes: To determine who is still deemed a “prospect,” Calder eligibility will be used. Which is, by definition: “To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played any […]

by · September 15, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, Minor League Report, National Juniors, Player Profiles, Prospects
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Mac Bennett’s Road to Montreal

After attending the Canadiens prospect camp this summer, Mac will head back to Michigan where he is expected to become a big part of their top four. He spoke on his tough transition while at the prospect camp.
“Coming in I struggled a little bit, there’s an adjustment period. But after Christmas time I was in the line-up… It was totally a confidence thing, the more I played the more confident I got.”
Both Wolverine and Canadiens fans alike are hoping that Bennett starts the season of confident and stays confident. He has potential to be one of the better offensive defenseman in the CCHA.

by · September 2, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Minor League Report, Montreal Canadiens, National Juniors, Player Profiles, Prospects
Oliver Ekman-Larsson Ready to Star in Phoenix

Oliver Ekman-Larsson Ready to Star in Phoenix

Despite coming off an average year, Oliver Ekman-Larsson is still heralded as one of the best defensive prospects in hockey. He spent the better part of last year with the […]

Sharks’ Prospect Doherty:  Taylor-Made for the Blue Line

Sharks’ Prospect Doherty: Taylor-Made for the Blue Line

You can’t teach size. Imagine your favorite team having an organizational player possessing NBA size, strong skating skills for a big man, a rocket shot from the blue line, and […]

by · July 16, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Minor League Report, Player Profiles, San Jose Sharks
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Bruins’ GM Peter Chiarelli’s Draft History: An Analysis

With less than a week until the 2011 NHL Draft, I’d like to take a look at the performance of Peter Chiarelli, the General Manager of the Boston Bruins. Chiarelli’s […]

by · June 20, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Prospects