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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Scout’s Perch: Four Nations lacks star power but not talent

by Josh Deitell

Steve Santini - USA

Photo: U.S. NTDP defenseman Steve Santini is considered a top defensive prospect for the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sitting in a sea of peacoats, it’s difficult to feel unique.

The idea of scouting as an exercise in finding diamonds in the rough is long dead. This is particularly evident at talent gatherings like the Four Nations Tournament, which took place from November 6th thru the 10th in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Beyond Tomorrow: Ho-Sang shows offensive skills early in OHL career

by Brian Fogarty

Josh Ho-Sang - Windsor Spitfires

Photo: Windsor Spitfires forward Josh Ho-Sang is already establishing himself as a top prospect for the 2014 NHL Draft (courtesy of Terry Wilson / OHL Images)

Fall can be a spectacular time of year. The leaves change, the weather turns colder, and hockey prospects all over North America and Europe start lacing up their skates and hitting the ice. Much of the well-deserved attention from scouts, NHL general managers and fans alike becomes focused on those players who were recently drafted into the NHL or those who will be eligible for the upcoming draft at season’s end.

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MacKinnon holds top spot in November ISS draft rankings

by ISS

Aleksander Barkov - Finland

Photo: Finnish forward Aleksander Barkov of Tappara held down the third slot for the second consecutive month in ISS's ranking fo the top 2013 NHL Draft prospects (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

International Scouting Services has released their November rankings of the 2013 NHL Draft prospects.  With the exception of Jonathan Drouin's move into the top 5 and Darnell Nurse's rise to the top 10, there is little change from last month's ranking among the top-ranked players in this draft.

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Scout’s Perch: Junior draftees have tough choices to make, plus OHL prospect scouting info

by Josh Deitell

Ryan Kujawinski - Kingston Frontenacs

Photo: Kingston Frontenacs forward Ryan Kujawinski is a big-bodied center with potential to be a first round selection at the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

The reality of the junior hockey system is that, fairly or not, some teams have it easier than others when it comes to attracting talent.

For the most part, save for Lindrosian dramatics, NHL players sign with the team that drafts them. Such is not always the case in junior hockey, where young players frequently use the leverage available to them to line their talents up with a team of their choosing.

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Subban on path to join siblings as a NHL draftee

by Jason Menard

Jordan Subban - Belleville Bulls

Photo: 2013 NHL Draft prospect Jordan Subban is currently leading the OHL's Belleville Bulls in scoring (courtesy of Leon T. Switzer/ Icon SMI)

The names on the back of the jersey may be the same, but each of the talented Subban brothers brings something different to the table. What they share, however, is an unwavering support for each other — and that support, along with two drafts’ worth of experience, is something that defenseman Jordan Subban holds dear.

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