2011 NHL Draft: Winnipeg Jets started tradition of strong drafting

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Adam Lowry - Winnipeg Jets

Photo: Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry struggled in his sophomore campaign but has already provided the Jets with great value from a third-round pick (courtesy of Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

The 2011 NHL Draft was the unveiling of the Winnipeg Jets 2.0. After yet another of many subpar seasons in Atlanta, the Jets were awarded with the 7th overall pick.

The Thrashers did trade away their second round pick as well as Ivan Vishnevskiy to the Chicago Blackhawks for Andrew Ladd. The Blackhawks used the pick to select Adam Clendening.

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2011 NHL Draft: New Jersey Devils added cornerstone defenseman and fringe players

by John Iadevaia
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Adam Larsson - New Jersey Devils

Photo: After five years as a pro, Adam Larsson has become a cornerstone piece of the New Jersey Devils franchise. (courtesy Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

Following a lackluster 2010-11 season that saw the New Jersey Devils miss the postseason, good luck befell the organization as they won the lottery for the upcoming 2011 NHL Draft. Despite having only a 3.6 per cent chance of winning, the Devils moved up four positions in the first round, from eighth to fourth.

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2016 Memorial Cup: Opponents only hope may be to contain, not stop, London Knights’ trio

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Christian Dvorak and Mitch Marner - London Knights - 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup

Photo: London Knights forwards Christian Dvorak (#10) and Mitch Marner (#93) along with linemate Matthew Tkachuk continued their offensive tear in the opening game of the 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup tournament (courtesy of Rob Wallator/CHL Images)

There is no line in the CHL that has been more dangerous than the London Knights’ troublesome trio of Mitch Marner (TOR), Christian Dvorak (ARI) and Matthew Tkachuk (2016).

That isn’t an opinion, it is fact. And they have the numbers to back it up: the linemates combined for 129 points in just 18 OHL playoff games, and each player topped 100 points in the regular season. Read more»

AHL Eastern Conference Notebook, May, 2016: Bears winning conference final that on paper favors Marlies

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Connor Carrick - Toronto Marlies

Photo: Toronto Marlies defenseman and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Connor Carrick is the leading scorer in the 2016 AHL playoffs so far with 15 points in 12 games (courtesy of Graig Abel/Getty Images)

The 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs are in the Conference Finals stage, and in the East, it is Atlantic Division champion Hershey against North Division champion Toronto in a best-of-seven series that will see the winner play for the Calder Cup championship against the winner of Lake Erie and Ontario. Read more»

2011 NHL Draft: Buffalo Sabres have most insignificant draft in over a decade

by Ryan Womeldorf
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Daniel Catenacci - Buffalo Sabres

Photo: Buffalo Sabres prospect Daniel Catenacci had his first stint in the NHL this season, playing 11 games. He had 24 points in 50 games with Rochester of the AHL. (courtesy Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Looking back at the 2010-11 season for the Buffalo Sabres, it almost seems like an entire era ago. The team not only made the playoffs, but they finished second in the then-Northeast Division with 96 points, sporting a 43-29-10 record.

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