Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #35 Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson

View image | gettyimages.com Continuing with our Prospect Profiles, today we turn to number 35 on the list, the Swedish import into the USHL and currently scheduled to attend Boston College: Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson (aka JFK). This young centre has potential to become an impact player for your team if you’re willing to take the risk. …

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #36 Denis Gurianov

The Draft Analyst draft profile: RW Denis Guryanov, Lada (KHL). Ranked 7th (Eur) by NHL’s CSB pic.twitter.com/g5CNIZ2ONd — Steve Kournianos (@TheDraftAnalyst) May 18, 2015 For the first and only time in our top-45 countdown, we’ll make the journey across the ocean to Russia. Playing in the MHL and already getting spot duty at the pro…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #37 Thomas Chabot

View image | gettyimages.com 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…

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #38 Thomas Novak

Photo via NHL.com 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…

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7 fascinating things about Elliotte Friedman’s Jamie Benn offer sheet anecdote

Photo Credit: Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports 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…