June 15 2015 02:00PM
Today we turn our heads back to the QMJHL, where we look at the first of two high-scoring defenders from the Saint John Sea Dogs, Thomas Chabot. It might be a bit of a surprise to see Chabot fall to the second round in our rankings, given that he has been cited as a mid-20s pick by most scouting agencies.
Let's continue past the jump to see his breakdown.
June 15 2015 12:07PM
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It's not uncommon to see more than one highly-touted, draft-eligible prospect on the same team. Teams building for a championship try to load up on players peaking around the same time. Also, scouts looking at one player start to notice other guys on the same team too.
The Waterloo Black Hawks have Brock Boeser, but they also have their own "other guy" in Thomas Novak.
Novak is not someone simply riding the coattails of Boeser though. Novak has some high-end offensive talent, which he showcased leading not one but two high-profile tournaments this year in scoring.
June 15 2015 10:19AM
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Late last week Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman appeared on the Oilers Now radio show with Bob Stauffer and shared a scintillating anecdote about the Mike Gillis-era Vancouver Canucks considering an aggressive offer sheet on reigning Art Ross winner and current Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn, a local kid, and former BCHL standout, during the summer of 2012.
It's an explosive story and for a variety of reasons. Let's unpack Freidman's comments and some of the context that makes it so interesting after the jump.
June 14 2015 05:51PM
Hailing from the same home town as Jake Virtanen, Everett Silvertips blueliner Noah Juulsen is an aggressive and physical presence on one of the WHL's very best defensive teams. He played on the first pairing for the U.S. Division champion Everett Silvertips this past season, earning the trust of head coach Kevin Constantine along the way.
A jack-of-all-trades type blueliner, Juulsen doesn't have a standout aspect to his game, but is a solid player all the same. Let's have a look at Juulsen's resume on the other side of the jump.
June 14 2015 03:07PM
This isn't exactly a revelation if you've been following Vancouver's goaltending situation this year, but Elliotte Friedman might be the first person of his repute to report that the Vancouver Canucks will not be moving Ryan Miller this offseason.
Given Vancouver's tenuous cap situation and the fact that they had to move a goalie already, this is just confirmation that the writing is on the wall for one of Eddie Lack of Jacob Markstrom.