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2016 U18 World Championship Preview: Nylander leads Sweden squad heavy with 2017 prospects

by Chapin Landvogt
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2016 U18 World Championship Preview: Nylander leads Sweden squad heavy with 2017 prospects

Photo: Mississauga Steelheads forward and 2016 prospect Alexander Nylander finished 19th in scoring in the OHL in 2015-16, posting 28 goals and 75 points in 57 games (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

In April of 2015, the Swedish national team traveled to Switzerland fully believing it was sending a medal contender to the IIHF U18 World Championship. But aside from a tight victory over future dropout Germany in the preliminary round, which at least got Sweden to the playoff round, there was very little to write home about. The team was dismissed in the first round of the playoffs after losing to Russia, the USA and even Slovakia in the preliminary round. Heads rolled and the program will be featuring a new coach, Torgny Bendelin, on the bench for this year’s tournament. Read more »

Prospect Impressions: Laine vs. Puljujarvi, Frozen Four highlights, Marner makes more magic in London

by David Hahn
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Prospect Impressions: Laine vs. Puljujarvi, Frozen Four highlights, Marner makes more magic in London

Photo: University of North Dakota senior forward Drake Caggiula was the scoring star for the Fighting Hawks at the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four, helping him earn the Most Outstanding Player award for the tournament (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

There is a battle for the ages going on in Finland’s top tier of professional hockey. The Liiga playoffs have reached a semi-final impasse, as Tappara and Karpat have played six games and still haven’t decided their best-of-seven series. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Priskie thrives under the radar at Quinnipiac

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2016 NHL Draft: Priskie thrives under the radar at Quinnipiac

Photo: Quinnipiac University defenseman and 2016 prospect Chase Priskie has had a productive freshman season for the Bobcats, scoring four goals and 26 points in 42 games (courtesy of Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire)

Quinnipiac University freshman defenseman Chase Priskie might be the best draft-eligible player that you’ve never heard of. The Pembroke Pines, FL native is one of the most promising young defenders coming out of the NCAA this season. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Gambrell takes own path to success at Denver

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2016 NHL Draft: Gambrell takes own path to success at Denver

Photo: University of Denver forward and 2016 prospect Dylan Gambrell played for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL for three seasons before competing for the Pioneers in 2015-16 (courtesy of RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

University of Denver freshman forward Dylan Gambrell is one of the top draft-eligible collegians for the 2016 NHL Draft. He centers the Pioneers electrifying “Pacific Rim” line that also features sophomore Danton Heinen (BOS) and junior Trevor Moore. Read more »

(Podcast) 2016 NHL Draft: Pilon’s play pivotal during Blazers late-season surge

by Glen Erickson
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(Podcast) 2016 NHL Draft: Pilon’s play pivotal during Blazers late-season surge

Photo: Kamloops Blazers forward and 2016 NHL Draft prospect Garrett Pilon tied for ninth in the WHL in rookie scoring with 47 points in 71 games (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

When the Kamloops Blazers landed forward Garrett Pilon in the seventh round at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, it might have been easy for some to have little faith in the notion that the late-round selection could become a regular in the lineup, let alone an impact player. After all, Pilon suggests he checked in at about 5’2” during his bantam draft year. Read more »

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