Babych Please - May 20th, 2016

Grainne Downey
May 20 2016 01:00PM


You know the off-season is in full swing because Bo Horvat's frustration at the idea that a hot dog could be called a sandwich is one of the most thrilling things that happened this week. Read past the jump to catch up with Bo and some of his teammates who are playing in (and/or watching) the World Championships. 

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Draft Eligible Players Taking Part in the 2016 Memorial Cup

Jeremy Davis
May 20 2016 11:28AM


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The 2016 Memorial Cup gets underway today, and is available for all interested fans to take in on Sportsnet. This four-team junior hockey tournament is a great way for fans to get that last bit of scouting done before the draft next month.

These teams, three of which are champions of their respective leagues (the final is a host team), are often powerhouses led by older players. Even so, there are usually some enticing draft eligible youngsters getting involved, and this year is no exception - even if most of the top end draft eligible talent plays for the same team.

Let's check out which players are available on each of the four Memorial Cup teams.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #33 Taylor Raddysh

May 20 2016 10:03AM

Coming in at the 33rd spot on the Nation Network's list is self proclaimed power forward Taylor Raddysh. Raddysh's size and scoring give him the look of a surefire first rounder yet his rankings tend to fall anywhere from the end of the first round to well into the second.

After the jump we take a look at where Raddysh ranks among this years draft eligible's and why his numbers may be a little inflated.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
May 20 2016 05:00AM

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Everyone wants Tyson Barrie, when putting value on draft picks goes wrong, is Mitch Marner NHL ready, Jets have assets to trade, coach talks Canucks struggles, Flames will have to trade for a goalie, is Oilers 4th overall pick undervalued, all kinds of draft news, playoff hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Canucks Army Year In Review: Nikita Tryamkin

Jackson McDonald
May 19 2016 01:00PM

For a player who was passed over in two consecutive drafts, Nikita Tryamkin brought with him an inordinate amount of hype. After the Canucks inked him to a two-year entry-level contract (with some trouble), we were told he was a "freak", he had top-four potential, and compared favourably to Zdeno Chara, all before he played his first NHL game.

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