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2019 NHL Draft Scout Series: Europe

The last stop on this year’s edition of the NHL Draft Scout Series is, well, the rest of Europe. Finland and Sweden always pump out a ton of prospects to validate their own individual sections, so I consolidate everyone else together. While the usual prospect producing Euro suspects such as the Czech Republic and Switzerland…

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2019 NHL Draft Scout Series: Sweden

Sweden has been nothing short of a factory for top NHL defencemen for many years, and don’t seem to be slowing down in 2019. Two Swedish defenceman in Phillip Broberg and Victor Soderstrom could go in the top 15 of the 2019 NHL Draft, and as many as three in the first round, if teams…

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2019 NHL Draft Scout Series: USA Hockey

Pivoting south of the border, the 2019 NHL Draft Scout Series moves to the United States and what may be the best crop of American-born prospects in the history of the draft. Future Considerations‘ Ray Napientek stops by to chat all things USA Hockey leading up to this upcoming Friday and Saturday.

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2019 NHL Draft Scout Series: the OHL

Next stop on the 2019 NHL Draft Scout Series is the Ontario Hockey League. Dylan Galloway is Future Considerations’ Head of Eastern Scouting and was kind enough to share his thoughts on what shapes up to be a bit of a down year for OHL draft eligibles.

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2019 NHL Draft Scout Series: Western Canada

For years now, I’ve run a series on the Nation Network called the NHL Draft Scout Series leading up to the NHL Entry Draft. The general gist of it is as follows: I “sit down” with amateur scouts from the different prospect regions around the globe to get an up-close and personal look at the…

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Oliver Kylington

Though he made his National Hockey League debut nearly three years ago, it was the 2018-19 season that served as Oliver Kylington’s coming out party in the NHL. Though plenty of question marks remain (as it tends to be with young player), Kylington continued his trend of taking a step forward every year, establishing himself…

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How the Flames nearly missed on each of their Fab Five

One of the best stories surrounding the Calgary Flames this season has been the dominance of Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Elias Lindholm, Matthew Tkachuk and Mark Giordano. The quintet have often been directly responsible for dragging the Flames to victory on many a night they probably didn’t deserve to win.

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2018: #5 Oliver Kylington

For every step forward Oliver Kylington’s development has taken since being drafted 60th overall in 2015 draft, his public perception seems to have taken one backwards. That’s not to say Kylington, who retains his fifth overall slot in FlamesNations’ Top 20 prospect rankings for the third consecutive year, is disliked or perceived poorly by fans…