NHL Draft Scout Series: Sweden

Christian Roatis
June 10 2015 11:00AM


Continuing on with our NHL Draft Scout Series, we hop the pond over to the homeland of Hakan Loob and also probably the Book of Loob: Sweden.

Jacob Nystrom of Hockeysverige.se was kind enough to join me and chat Swedish prospects eligible for this month’s NHL Entry Draft. 

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Flames First Round Targets 2015: Oliver Kylington

Christian Roatis
June 08 2015 11:00AM


Hakan Nordstrom/TT via thehockeyhouse.net

Every season, as I watch the junior hockey season play out all over the world, there are one or two prospects who really jump off the page at me and become my "favourites." Since before people were even talking about the 2015 NHL Draft, Oliver Kylington was one of those favourites.

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NHL Draft Scout Series: OHL

Christian Roatis
May 28 2015 11:00AM


After kicking off our NHL Draft Scout Series with the WHL last week, today we move east for a look at the Ontario Hockey League, better known as "that place where Connor McDavid plays." Brendan Ross from McKeen's Hockey was kind enough to join us and chat OHL.

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Flames 2015 Playoff Tribute Montage

Christian Roatis
May 26 2015 03:00PM

As many of you may know, at the completion of this past regular season, I put together a tribute montage - 2004 style - to commemorate the incredible Flames season that was. It was extremely successful, and I was overwhelmed by all the positive comments and the shear amount of people that enjoyed it.

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NHL Draft Scout Series: WHL

Christian Roatis
May 20 2015 01:00PM

Courtesy of the Western Hockey League

As we rapidly approach the 2015 NHL Draft, most every hockey site and blog on the internet will post rankings, previews and mock drafts to get its readers geared up for the events that will take place this June in sunny Florida.

Each of their writers has read up on the prospects to some extent or even watched a few in action, but fact is: the draft isn’t most people’s bread and butter – isn't their main course, if you will. It’s more of a side dish, ordered once a year.

There are those, however, who eat up junior hockey all year long and make their name scouting these draft eligible kids in miserably cold rinks day-in and day-out as we focus on our local National Hockey League team or whatever else is notable around the league, September through April (or May, or June depending on how far your local hockey heroes go in the playoffs).

Absolutely will we be doing the profiles and the mock drafts and the dissections but – as we introduced last year – I’ll be interviewing real scouts to get the inside scoops and expert opinions on the prospects that could be drafted out of their jurisdictions, at this year's National Hockey League draft.

That means WHL, OHL, QMJHL, USHL/NCAA and Europe will all be covered over the course of the next couple months, in very similar fashion to last year. It was a great success last season and I’m hoping it’ll be even better now.

Today, we kick off the 2015 edition of the Scout Series with a look at the WHL courtesy of Future Considerations' Head Western Scout, Zenon Herasymiuk.

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