Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #42 Roope Hintz

Rhys Jessop
June 13 2015 11:00AM

We continue our top-45 prospect countdown today by profiling the guy with undoubtedly the best hair in the draft: lanky Finnish forward Roope Hintz. The industry may be hot-and-cold on Hintz, but after a strong World Junior performance this past January and a very impressive 17-year old season in Finland's top professional league, we have him rated in the first half of the second round.

Join us after the jump to look at one of this draft's potential biggest sleeper picks.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #45 Jacob Larsson

Rhys Jessop
June 12 2015 11:00AM

With the obvious top-ranked prospect out of the way yesterday, we can now turn our attention to our top-45 prospect countdown for the upcoming entry draft. We start our ranking by profiling our consensus 45th ranked prospect for this season: slick puck moving defender Jacob Larsson.

Join us after the jump to learn about the player that some consider Sweden's best prospect for this month's draft.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #1 Connor McDavid

Rhys Jessop
June 11 2015 06:14PM

Since there is no doubt as to who we'll have ranked as the best prospect available for the 2015 NHL Entry draft, we'll start at the top. 

Connor McDavid is a special talent and the consensus best available player, possessing an obscene amount of skill. He's exceptional, not only for what he can do with the puck, but also for his blinding speed, which few players in all of hockey can currently match.

For a first-time draft eligible skater, McDavid's production in the OHL was nearly unprecedented. He absolutely torched junior hockey to the tune of 120 points in just 47 games - numbers that would make people say, "nah, that's unrealistic" if he were a character in EA's NHL 15.

Join us after the jump as we profile the most dynamic talent currently outside the NHL. 

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2015 Entry Draft: Industry Consensus Rankings

Rhys Jessop
June 11 2015 11:00AM

With the 2015 entry draft rapidly approaching and our own draft coverage about to kick off in the very near future, it's important to have an idea of what the scouting world generally thinks about a certain player. While everyone has their own personal opinions, it's always good to get a consensus to help iron out any significant outliers.

As such, our friend MoneyPuck went through a variety of different draft rankings to compile this year's consensus top-90 draft-eligible prospects, according to the scouting community. Click past the jump to see the list.

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Utica Comets Calder Cup Postgame: Comets Continue Strong, Finally Get Rewarded

Rhys Jessop
June 10 2015 09:22PM

After a strong performance on Sunday in which the Comets simply couldn't solve Manchester Monarchs keeper Jean-Francois Berube, Utica continued to look like an elite team on Wednesday evening and were rewarded for their efforts with a 3-2 win to pull the series to two games to one.

Much like Sunday's game, the Comets were very strong early before tailing off late, but this time they were able to give Jacob Markstrom enough goal support to secure the win. The game wasn't the only thing the Monarchs lost however, as Utica's physical play may have cost them two key players. Read past the jump to see what went down.

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