St. Louis Blues boast much-improved prospect depth

by Suraj Sukumar
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NHL: OCT 04 Preseason - Blues at Wild

Photo: Petteri Lindbohm is making the transition to North American hockey in 2014-15 with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon Sportswire)

 

Last season, the St. Louis Blues looked quite thin down the middle and had very few standout players at other levels of hockey. After the 2014 NHL Draft, the Blues look much better at center with the additions of Ivan Barbashev and Robby Fabbri. They also continue to maintain strong depth at the goaltending position, as both Jordan Binnington and Jake Allen are considered high-level prospects.

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(Video) First NHL Goal: Rask gets Hurricanes started in win over Kings

by Ken McKenna
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Victor Rask - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: Carolina Hurricanes rookie forward Victor Rask (#49) celebrates his first NHL goal with teammates Zach Boychuk (#22) and Justin Faulk (#27) in the Hurricanes’ 3-2 win on Sunday night (courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon Sportswire)

 

Carolina Hurricanes‘ rookie forward Victor Rask netted the first goal of the game – and the first NHL goal of his career – in the Hurricanes’ surprising 3-2 win over the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Los Angeles Kings. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Everberg nets first, earns third star in Avalanche loss

by Ken McKenna
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Dennis Everberg - Colorado Avalanche

Photo: Colorado Avalanche rookie forward Dennis Everberg (#45) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring his first NHL goal in his eighth NHL game (courtesy of Russell Lansford/Icon Sportswire)

 

Colorado Avalanche rookie forward Dennis Everberg got his team off to a good start in their game against the Anaheim Ducks, netting the game’s first goal that also was his first NHL goal and point. But the Ducks came back to take a 3-2 win from the slumping Avalanche at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Ekblad provides margin of victory for Panthers

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Aaron Ekblad - Florida Panthers

Photo: Florida Panthers rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad has posted one goal and two assists in nine games to start the 2014-15 season (courtesy of Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

Nine games into his NHL career, Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad has netted his first NHL goal, and it was an important one, to boot, as the goal stood as the game-winner in the Panthers’ 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Read more»

Hitmen forward Virtanen’s shoulder looking just fine

by Ian Esplen
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Jake Virtanen - Vancouver Canucks

Photo: Calgary Hitmen forward and Vancouver Canucks prospect Jake Virtanen was chosen sixth overall by the Canucks at the 2014 NHL Draft (courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

Injuries are a part of hockey. But after seeing Vancouver Canucks‘ 2014 first-round pick Jake Virtanen launch an unsuspecting opponent over the boards in his third game back, it appears his shoulder is just fine. Read more»

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