Patrick McNally Nominated for (but unlikely to win) ECAC Rookie of the Year

Thomas Drance
March 12 2012 12:53PM


Patrick McNally has been recognized by the ECAC for his impressive rookie season.

Canucks prospect Patrick McNally (drafted in the 4th round of the 2010 NHL draft), has  followed up on his Yandle-esque senior year of Prep hockey with a stellar freshman campaign for the Harvard Crimson this season. Jeff Angus looked at his development a few months ago, and generally speaking McNally has successfully reigned in his freelancing style, while remaining a standout offensive defenseman.

Late last week, McNally's play was recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) who nominated him as one of three finalists for the conference's "Rookie of the Year" award. Read past the jump for analysis of his chances at winning the award.

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Nicklas Jensen's Progress

Thomas Drance
March 12 2012 11:45AM


Jensen (centre) celebrates a goal with line-mates Boon Jenner and Lucas Lessio.

Canucks prospect Nicklas Jensen does it all for the Oshawa Generals. He plays on the first penalty-kill unit, he's been deployed in the slot, along the half-wall and at the point on the first unit power-play (which has finally begun to congeal, and become potent). At even-strength he plays difficult minutes, and based on their deployment, Jensen's line (he plays regularly with 2nd round picks Boone Jenner and Lucas Lessio) is clearly Oshawa's featured two-way group. 

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Rising Action: The reported-on complain about the reporters

Patrick Johnston
March 11 2012 03:49PM

So NHL clubs are complaining about Hockey Night in Canada, eh?

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Trouble for Hockey Night in Canada?

Jonathan Willis
March 11 2012 09:26AM

An interesting article appeared in the Globe and Mail yesterday, an article that suggested Hockey Night in Canada’s problems with the NHL go well beyond the Don Cherry/Brian Burke feud.

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Nation Radio - March 10, 2012

NationRadio
March 11 2012 09:10AM

It's that time of year again - you know, the one where Oilers fan's thoughts turn to prospects and the draft lottery while other fans are embroiled in playoff battles and scoreboard watching. Lowetide covers all the bases this week by talking Flames, Canucks and the 2012 entry draft.

This is Nation Radio.

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