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Hockey’s Future 2012 Staff Mock Draft

by Ian Altenbaugh
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Hockey’s Future 2012 Staff Mock Draft

Photo: Star forward Nail Yakupov is the top pick in Hockey's Future's 2012 NHL Mock Draft. (Leon T. Switzer/Icon SMI)"]

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With the Los Angeles Kings hoisting their first Stanley Cup and every major hockey tournament around the world finally finished, the attention of the hockey world can now focus on the 2012 NHL Draft.

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Montreal Canadiens 2012 draft preview

by David Thicke
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Montreal Canadiens 2012 draft preview

Photo: The Montreal Canadiens went for defense with their first pick at the 2011 NHL Draft with the selection of the Saint John Sea Dogs' Nathan Beaulieu (courtesy of Vincent Muzik/Icon SMI)"]

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The 2011-12 NHL season for the Montreal Canadiens was one of the worst in their storied history. The team finished a tumultuous year having fired an assistant coach, a head coach, and a GM while accumulating only 78 points, good for last place in the Eastern Conference.

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Video: 2012 NHL Combine – Zach Stepan, Shattuck St. Mary’s

by Ken McKenna
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Video: 2012 NHL Combine – Zach Stepan, Shattuck St. Mary’s

Photo: 2012 NHL Draft prospect Zach Stepan, cousin of the the New York Rangers Derek Stepan, will attempt to carve out his own path to the NHL (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)"]

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Being a draft prospect with some NHL bloodlines is certainly not a losing proposition, but it can sometimes be a burden that buries the prospect under the weight of inevitable comparisons.

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2012 Draft: Top 10 draft eligible prospects from the WHL

by Glen Erickson
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2012 Draft: Top 10 draft eligible prospects from the WHL

Photo: Griffin Reinhart has asserted himself over the course of the 2011-12 season as one of the top blueliners available in a defense heavy draft. (Zuma Press/Icon SMI)"]

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Here's a look at Hockey's Future's top 10 prospects from the Western Hockey League, a group that includes a large batch of elite defensemen.

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Video: 2012 NHL Combine – Teuvo Teravainen, Finland

by Ken McKenna
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Video: 2012 NHL Combine – Teuvo Teravainen, Finland

Photo: Talented Finnish winger Teuvo Teravainen experienced a steady climb up the draft rankings during the 2011-12 season (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)"]

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Finnish forward Teuvo Teravainen has experienced a slow, steady climb up the 2012 draft prospect charts, to the point where the Helsinki, Finland native is considered a legitimate top 10 selection for the coming NHL Draft.

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