Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #43 Yakov Trenin

View image | gettyimages.com Yakov Trenin was a player I’ve noticed early on this season as he was a big Russian kid playing for my local Gatineau Olympiques.  He’s had an excellent season emerging as one of the best players on one of the better possession teams in the league.  Despite the love that he has…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #44 Dennis Yan

View image | gettyimages.com Dennis Yan is not the best draft eligible player. Heck, he’s not even the best on his team (that would be Anthony Beauvillier). Still, Yan is a pretty damn good player. While his average ranking of the major third party draft resources have him sitting in the low-fifties, the numbers hint that…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #45 Jacob Larsson

View image | gettyimages.com 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…

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7 potential Canucks trade partners that need help in goal

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports It’s not exactly a secret that the Vancouver Canucks would like to trade a goaltender, ideally for additional draft picks, ahead of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.  While the question of which goaltender ultimately gets dealt remains an open one – will it be the Eddie Lack who carried the…

TOP-10 UFA COUNTDOWN: #7 – Christian Ehrhoff

View image | gettyimages.com This is a series counting down the top-10 pending UFAs. It will be posted across the Nation Network over the next month! Enjoy! When Christian Ehrhoff signed a ten year contract with the Buffalo Sabres in June of 2011, a lot of people were puzzled, and a little annoyed. Why was the…

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The Roundup

Kessel trade talks heating up, does Phaneuf move as well, grading Jim Benning’s first year as Canucks GM, Flames and Oilers goaltending, a draft party for the ages, Dougie Hamilton offer sheets, and all the draft and free agency news you can handle in this week’s Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #1 Connor McDavid

View image | gettyimages.com 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…