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FGD #76: HockeyMania (3pm MT, SN West)

View image | gettyimages.com For those of you who know me in “real life” or follow my Twitter, you may recall I’m a wrestling fan. (Sue me, I grew up in Calgary at the tail end of Stampede Wrestling’s glory days, and it stuck.) In each of the last two years, I went to WrestleMania….

The discovery, subsequent rise, and future of Josh Jooris

View image | gettyimages.com Why didn’t Josh Jooris get drafted, anyway? He’s got the bloodline, but he never even ended up in the OHL. His two years in the OJHL, instead, seem somewhat reflective of how his professional career has progressed: from respectable numbers one year, to what-the-heck happened the next.  Putting up 116 points in…

HOW GOOD IS MATHEW BARZAL?

<br> Mathew Barzal is an exceptional young hockey player. Size concerns and a significant injury have him lagging behind the top of the draft in terms of buzz, but don’t be fooled about him. Young Barzal is among the very best players available in this year’s draft.