Stanislav Svozil Is a Top-10 Talent for the 2021 NHL Draft

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The 2021 NHL Draft has opted for a “quantity” approach when it comes to defencemen, instead of the “quality” approach that’s been featured in recent years. Some early rankings have double-digit defencemen going in the first round, with my own early rankings featuring eight. That’s a lot of blue-liners. And with the long list has […] READ MORE


Why Daniil Gushchin is a First-Round Talent

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Talk around the 2020 NHL Draft is continuing to pick up steam following the Draft Lottery. One of the most discussed players of the entire Draft pool is USHL star Daniil Gushchin. Gushchin’s abilities have created a very open dialogue, ultimately making Gushchin one of the hardest-to-rank players in this year’s Draft. Gushchin’s average ranking […] READ MORE



Stephen Halliday is a Potential 2020 NHL Draft Steal

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Murmurs around the 2020 NHL Draft are never-ending now that the Draft is no longer taking place in June. Recent focus has turned to potential late-round steals, a category that Stephen Halliday fits perfectly into. The 17-year-old is projected as a third-round pick or later heading into the Draft but his staggering size, mixed with […] READ MORE


The Emphatic Rise of Japanese Hockey Through the Eyes of Yusaku Ando

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Thank you to LeadOff Sports Marketing for all of the help with this article. LeadOff Sports Marketing serves as the family advisor for Yusaku Ando, among many other Japanese players playing in North America. 16-year-old Yusaku Ando is making waves in the prospect world, following his commitment to Minnesota State University’s D1 hockey program. The […] READ MORE



The Elite Ability of Muskegon Lumberjacks Egor Afanasyev

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Egor Afanasyev has established himself as one of the top players in the USHL this year. The 18-year-old has taken over the top-line center role for the Muskegon Lumberjacks, a spot previously held by Buffalo Sabres prospect Matej Pekar. In that role, Afanasyev has netted 56 points in 54 games. This has been enough to […] READ MORE



A Look at 2020 Star NHL Draft Prospect Danil Gushchin

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Danil Gushchin has made easy work of his rookie year in the USHL. He ranks eighth among rookies and fifth on his team in points, with 35 in 46 games. The Russian winger is expected to be a late-first-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. That stock could very easily rise, though, as he becomes […] READ MORE