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2016 NHL Draft: The Interesting Case of Michael McLeod

2016 NHL Draft: The Interesting Case of Michael McLeod

Every draft class seems to have a highly-thought of forward prospect that isn’t backed up by high-end production: Lawson Crouse in 2015, Nick Ritchie and Jake Virtanen in 2014, Bo Horvat in 2013, Tom Wilson in 2012, etc. Michael McLeod appears to be the 2016 NHL Draft’s version. With 61 points in 57 games, good […]

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Draft Analysis: Translating CHL Production to the NHL

Draft Analysis: Translating CHL Production to the NHL

Drafting isn’t easy. The majority of picks never make an impact in the NHL, despite having been identified as players who could have. Considering the difficulty of drafting, any small advantage can make a huge difference. As a result, I believe to be quite important to understand how the draft works, particularly with regards to […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Jake Bean’s Upside is Sky-High

2016 NHL Draft: Jake Bean’s Upside is Sky-High

When talking about defensemen available at the Montreal Canadiens’ ninth overall, the names most frequently tossed around are Jakob Chychrun, Mikhail Sergachev, and Olli Juolevi. But the Calgary Hitmen’s Jake Bean absolutely deserves to be in this discussion. As a 17-year-old, Bean set the Hitmen franchise record with 24 goals by defencemen, while also playing […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Improved Rankings

2016 NHL Draft: Improved Rankings

Most of the talk surrounding the 2016 NHL Draft next month is concerning the top players in the draft; rightfully so. The names Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine, Jesse Puljujärvi, Pierre-Luc Dubois, and Jakob Chychrun just to name a few, have been mentioned so commonly over the past few months that it feels like we have truly […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Comparing the Top Ranked CHL Forwards

2016 NHL Draft: Comparing the Top Ranked CHL Forwards

The top of the 2016 NHL Draft is dominated by non-CHL forwards–a rare feat. However, there is a handful of top-end CHL talent that could be around the range of the Montreal Canadiens’ ninth overall. This article compares the top-five CHL forwards: Matthew Tkachuk, Alexander Nylander, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Michael McLeod, and Logan Brown. Context All five […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Comparing the Top Ranked CHL Defencemen

2016 NHL Draft: Comparing the Top Ranked CHL Defencemen

Last season the answer to the question, “Who will be the first defencemen taken in the 2016 NHL Draft,” was: Jakob Chychrun. The defender just days before his 17th birthday was finalist for OHL Defenceman of the Year, despite missing 26 games. With the draft just around the corner, the answer appears much murkier. Olli […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Is Logan Brown Worth a Top-10 Pick?

2016 NHL Draft: Is Logan Brown Worth a Top-10 Pick?

Perhaps no player has skyrocketed up the draft rankings as much in the past couple months as Logan Brown. At the U18s, Brown posted 12 points in seven games, and drew the high praise from TSN’s Craig Button, who claimed Brown could be a top-five selection. However, the it appears much of the independent scouting community […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Why Clayton Keller Could be a Steal at #9

2016 NHL Draft: Why Clayton Keller Could be a Steal at #9

The Montreal Canadiens are in an interesting position in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. While the “Big Three” of Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine, and Jesse Puljujarvi are far out of reach, there is second tier of quality prospects. It’s tough to imagine a circumstance in which one of the second tier of talented forwards–Matthew Tkachuk, […]

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Habs pick 9th in the 2016 NHL Draft

Habs pick 9th in the 2016 NHL Draft

“With the 9th overall pick in the 2016 National Hockey League entry draft… the Montreal Canadiens are proud to select…” Barring any trade, those are the words that the Habs faithful will be hearing at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. Prior to the Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins […]

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Take Your Pick: The 2016 NHL Entry Draft

Take Your Pick: The 2016 NHL Entry Draft

With the nth overall pick, in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Montreal Canadiens are very proud to select… We will find out soon enough, Habs fans. So with the end of a gloomy season filled with some ups, and a whole lot of downs, most fans including myself are looking forward to the 2016 […]

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Oh Baby: Thank You Bob Cole

Ask anyone across Canada over the last half a century to describe hockey, Canada and childhood.  Many answers might come back but only one would be correct to encapsulate a response that everyone could agree with: Saturday night, The Toronto Maple Leafs versus The Montreal Canadiens with Bob Cole in the broadcast booth to sing […]

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