NHL Draft Scout Series: Russia

Christian Roatis
June 23 2016 10:00AM


We make our seventh and final stop on the NHL Draft Scout Series in Mother Russia, home of enigmatic hockey players and shady Olympics. 

To discuss Russian prospects to look out for at the 2016 NHL Draft, I'm joined by RSport.ru writer Roman Solovyov. 

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NHL Draft Scout Series: Sweden

Christian Roatis
June 22 2016 10:00AM


Crossing the pond once more, we venture into the hockey rabid country that is Sweden, hope to some of the greatest hair the NHL has to offer. 

To discuss Sweden's entry to the 2016 NHL Draft is Chapin Landvogt, not only a scout and writer for FutureConsiderations and Hockey's Future, but also a junior hockey coach back in Germany. It's a shame I forgot to ask him how close he was to landing the Calgary Flames head coach position. I guess we'll have to stick to prospect talk today.

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NHL Scout Series: QMJHL

Christian Roatis
June 21 2016 04:00PM


Wrapping up the Canadian content of our NHL Draft Scout Series with the QMJHL, Scott Wheeler from FutureConsiderations gives us the inside look on the happenings of the league named after the province that invented poutine. And as we will discover, this Q class looks just about as appetizing as poutine.

Mmm. Poutine.

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FlamesNation Player Evaluations: Oliver Kylington

Christian Roatis
June 21 2016 12:00PM

Of course I’m writing Oliver Kylington’s player evaluation. 

As outspoken an advocate of Kylington’s as there is, nobody was more excited than me to see the Flames trade up to 60th overall to snag the Swede who was inexplicably tumbling down the draft board.

Kylington was slyly negotiated out of his commitments in Sweden and promptly made the trip to North America to start his draft+1 season in the AHL, a most unique circumstances for an 18-year-old. While the numbers don’t necessarily show it, he fared exceedingly well as one of the youngest players - if not the youngest - in that entire league.

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NHL Draft Scout Series: Finland

Christian Roatis
June 20 2016 04:00PM


Finland will play a starring role this Friday, with two of the top three players expected to be chosen at the 2016 NHL Draft. 

To elaborate on those two players, and the entire Finnish draft class, is former FutureConsiderations scout and current OverTheBoards.net contributor Marco Bombino.

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