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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #9 – Cale Makar

There likely isn’t a more dynamic offensive defenceman in this year’s draft than Cale Makar of the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Brooks Bandits. In the 53 years of the AJHL’s history, only 83 players have ever heard their name called at the NHL draft. Only three of them walked the stage in the first round,…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #10 – Miro Heiskanen

Yes, that is no typo. We ranked Heiskanen 10th overall — although not every individual did not rank Heiskanen specifically at 10th overall. While Heiskanen has risen up the rankings, with the infamous U18 bump, we value him slightly less, relatively speaking. We do view Heiskanen, though, as one of the best defenders available this draft.

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WWYDW: Expansion draft thoughts

It’s only ONE week until we find out who gets to play for the Vegas Golden Knights! If this isn’t the highlight of your summer, well, maybe it’s time to reevaluate your priorities. There’s only two things guaranteed in Leafs land when it comes to the expansion draft: They will lose a hockey player. Whatever…

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2016-17 Leafs Season in Review: Matt Martin

Polarizing doesn’t even begin to describe Matt Martin. The veteran presence earned his way into the Leafs lineup for all 82 games, and then was also present for 6 playoff contests. Signed to a four year, $10 million deal in last year’s free agency market, Martin was brought into to be a leader within the…

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Because It’s The Cap: Montreal Canadiens Offseason Preview

Division winners, seventh in the league in points, third in shot attempt differential, fourth in goals against. You’d think a team with all those accolades would be thought of a lot more highly than they are. But behind all the nice numbers is a team that’s traded skill for size (with a bad contract to boot)…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #11 – Martin Necas

One of the best prospects to come out of the Czech Extraliga in the last decade or so, Martin Necas has few (if any) weaknesses in his game. Necas is a future top six centre who excels at both goal scoring and playmaking, and is a particularly potent weapon on the power play. He has…