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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #48 – Stelio Mattheos

Checking in at number 48 on our consensus ranking is Brandon Wheat Kings centre Stelio Mattheos. A former bantam superstar and first overall WHL bantam draft pick, Mattheos has reinvented himself as a two-way centre since joining the major junior ranks. Bio: Age: 17 – June 14th, 1999 Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB, CAN Frame: 6’1″/194 lbs…

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The Wild have two defencemen who might be good fits in Toronto

The Toronto Maple Leafs; need for a quality right-shot defenceman is obvious, and will likely be addressed this summer. It’s a good time to go shopping for such a player, because the expansion draft is going to create opportunities that would not otherwise exist. One of those opportunities is in Minnesota, and the Wild and…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #49 – Nick Henry

After winning MJHL rookie of the year at 16, big things were expected of Nick Henry upon making the jump to major junior. He more than lived up to those expectations, finishing second in WHL scoring behind Aleksi Heponiemi. Despite putting up impressive numbers this season, Henry has been overlooked by a number of scouts….

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TLN PRED-icts the Stanley Cup Final

Well, here we are. About a month since the Leafs season ended (hard to believe it’s been that long), the Stanley Cup Cup Playoffs are almost over and the final two teams are officially set. The perennial contenders against the team from Tennessee who’s put together a miracle run the fancy stats crew would tell…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #50 – Josh Brook

Is there anything Josh Brook can’t do? The Moose Jaw Warriors tried their damnedest to find out, and Brook rose to each occasion with aplomb. At even strength, the Warriors let Brook grow from a secondary role to their top pair by season’s end. They weren’t as shy on special teams, where Brook played on…

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The Leafs and the new HERO chart update

Friend of the site and co-emperor of the “Best Dom” throne Dominic Galamini released an update to his famous “HERO” Chart system. Powered by Tableau, HERO Charts exist to give you a quick look at a player’s general capabilities at 5-on-5, a reference point to play with before you dive into greater detail. In recent…