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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Winterhawks trio keeping NHL scouts busy

by Glen Erickson
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Nic Petan - Portland Winterhawks

Photo: Portland Winterhawks forward Nic Peten (R) is one of a trio of Winterhawks' players expected to have their names called early in the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

The current tale of the tape, Western Hockey League style, quite convincingly suggests the Portland Winterhawks will probably supply the “long and short of it” when the time comes for NHL teams to make their selections at the 2013 NHL Draft in Newark, New Jersey.

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Leadership qualities already a part of Nurse’s game

by Jason Menard
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Darnell Nurse - Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Photo: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defenseman Darnell Nurse has vaulted up 2013 NHL Draft rankings with his strong play in the 2012-13 season (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Combining an elite professional athlete pedigree with dynamic on-ice skills, already-manifested leadership capabilities, and pure freakish physicality, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds’ blueliner Darnell Nurse looks to be the prescription for success for one lucky NHL franchise.

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2013 quartet hopes to improve standing of Waterloo Black Hawks

by Tom Schreier
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Eamon McAdam - Waterloo Black Hawks

Photo: Waterloo Black Hawks goaltender and 2013 NHL Draft prospect Eamon McAdam, shown here playing at the 2012 All-American Prospects Game, has recently improved his draft standing after a good performance at the USHL Top Prospects Game (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Waterloo Black Hawks have five of the 10 leading scorers in the USHL. They have two goaltenders that could easily be No. 1 starters on another team. They have one player that is considered the best 2013 draft-eligible player in American juniors right now.

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Development in Sweden, U.S. has made Olofsson a well-rounded prospect

by Tom Schreier
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Gustav Olofsson - Green Bay Gamblers

Photo: Green Bay Gamblers defenseman and 2013 prospect Gustav Olofsson recently took part in the USHL Top Prospects Game (courtesy of Peter Arnold/USHL Images)

For most foreign players that join the USHL, like Green Bay Gamblers defenseman Gustav Olofsson, they must learn English and adapt to American culture while learning to play hockey against the best players from around the nation.

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2013 ISS Draft Rankings: Jones, Nichushkin hold top two positions

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Seth Jones - Portland Winterhawks

Photo: Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones has been nearly a point-per-game player this season for the CHL's top-ranked team (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

The February edition of International Scouting Service's ranking of the top 30 prospects for the 2013 NHL Draft shows some re-arrangement at the top of the rankings but slightly less volatility among the prospects outside the top 10.

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