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2016 Memorial Cup: Knights’ Tkachuk nets Cup-winner in tightly contested championship game

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Chase Marchand - Rouyn-Noranda Huskies; Christian Dvorak - London Knights - 2016 Memorial Cup - Championship Game

Photo: London Knights forward Christian Dvorak (R) begins the celebration after Matthew Tkachuk’s goal in overtime gave the Knights a 3-2 victory over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies at the 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Red Deer, AB (courtesy of Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)

After nearly eight minutes of frantic back-and-forth action, Matthew Tkachuk (2016) cemented himself into London Knights – and Canadian Hockey League – history with an overtime goal to give the OHL franchise their second Memorial Cup. Read more»

2011 NHL Draft: Columbus Blue Jackets find relative success with every selection

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Boone Jenner - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: The Columbus Blue Jackets found tremendous success with their first selection, 37th overall, in the 2011 draft, taking eventual 30-goal scorer Boone Jenner (courtesy Philippe Bouchard/Icon Sportswire).

After missing the playoffs for a second consecutive season and looking to turn the corner as a franchise, the Columbus Blue Jackets made the biggest splash at the 2011 NHL Draft, acquiring Jeff Carter from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Jakub Voracek, the eighth overall pick in 2007, and the team’s first and third round selections in 2011. Read more»

2011 NHL Draft: Calgary Flames still feeling the positive vibes

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Johnny Gaudreau - Calgary Flames

Photo: Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau has been the definition of a draft steal while prompting other teams to take a chance on skill over size (courtesy of Jose Quiroz/Icon Sportswire)


In 2011, Jay Feaster was overseeing what would be his first draft as the newly anointed General Manager of the Calgary Flames. Taking over for Darryl Sutter in December of 2010, and having been officially named GM later on in May, the former Tampa Bay Lightning man had a lot of work to do. Read more»

Recent first round picks prominent in Philadelphia Flyers prospect awards

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Ivan Provorov - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Philadelphia Flyers prospect Ivan Provorov was the top defenseman in the WHL this season and is likely to jump directly to the NHL next season.

Many of the Philadelphia Flyers prospects who performed well this past season came from the most recent draft class. There was Ivan Provorov, expected to be the team’s top defensive prospect, and Travis Konency, who proved his first-round selection was a good decision by the Flyers.

There were several other players who had good seasons, including goaltender Merrick Madsen and little-known sixth-round pick Cooper Marody. While it was a successful year for many of Philadelphia’s prospects, some of them struggled.

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2011 NHL Draft: Minnesota Wild had good outing that might have been more

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Jonas Brodin - Minnesota Wild

Photo: Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin had just seven points in the regular season but three in the playoffs, showing the skill level that has been too often muted in his young career  (courtesy of David Berding/Icon Sportswire)

The 2011 NHL Draft was held in the Minnesota Wild’s own yard, which put a little bit of pressure on the scouts and managers not to fumble things. It remains to this day an open question whether Chuck Fletcher took that opportunity to put his mark on the Wild in a positive or negative way. His tenure as General Manager had already gotten off to a rocky start when he sent the Wild’s 2009 first-rounder Nick Leddy off to Chicago in exchange for Cam Barker, who put up five points in 52 games in the 2010-11 season for the Wild and was out of the NHL soon thereafter. Read more»

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