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2013 NHL Entry Draft – Final Rankings and Draft Guide

After a long season of intense competition that witnessed top prospects competing against each other for the right to be selected first overall, draft eligible players can sit back and enjoy the festivities knowing that they left it all they had on the ice. After months of observations, analysis, discussion and debate, TheHockeyGuys‘ draft team […]

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2013 NHL Mock Draft – Colorado Avalanche Win Draft Lottery

By Brendan Ross (@RossyYoungblood) 2013 NHL Mock Draft – Elite Players Available Throughout Top 5 With fourteen teams already eliminated from post-season action and the chance of winning the Stanley Cup, it is time to switch our focus to the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.  The Colorado Avalanche won the 2013 NHL Draft Lottery with a […]

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2013 NHL Draft Rankings – Last Chance to Make a Move

The top of The Hockey Guys’ 2013 NHL Draft April Rankings remains virtually untouched for the second straight month as Portland Winterhawks’ defenseman sits atop the rankings at first. Trailing Jones are Halifax Moosehead teammates Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon followed by high potential Finnish forward Aleksander “Sasha” Barkov. After recently dominating the Five Nations […]

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2013 OHL Playoffs: Western Conference Preview and Predictions – Round 2

By Brendan Ross (@RossyYoungblood)   After Todd Cordell and I both predicted six of eight opening series correctly, we return to preview and predict the conference semi-final match-ups slated to begin Wednesday, April 3rd as Barrie and Oshawa take the ice in game one. This release will feature the Western Conference Semi-Final Previews and Predictions […]

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2013 OHL Playoffs: Western Conference Preview and Predictions

London Knights (1) vs. Saginaw Spirit (8) Season Series: 3-1 London Knights Key Players:  Max Domi (Knights), Seth Griffith (Knights), Bo Horvat (Knights), Olli Maatta (Knights), Eric Locke (Spirit), Garret Ross (Spirit), Jimmy Lodge (Spirit) X-Factors: Goaltenders Anthony Stolarz (Knights) and Jake Paterson (Spirit) could make or break this series for their team. Preview: Simply […]

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2013 NHL Draft Rankings – Seth Jones Stands Tall in March Rankings

  At the top of The Hockey Guys’ 2013 NHL Draft March Rankings stands 6-foot-4-inch defenseman Seth Jones at number one for the second consecutive month.  After careful collaboration between our three contributors, the Portland Winterhawks’ defenseman beat out both Halifax Mooseheads’ star forwards Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon. Jones’ rare package of size, mobility, […]

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2013 NHL Calder Watch Week Four: New Faces Emerging

In the past seven days, a few new names in the Calder Trophy race surfaced as players like Florida Panthers’ Drew Shore, Red Wings’ Tomas Tatar, Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie, Blues netminder Jake Allen and Wild puckstopper Darcy Kuemper begin their delayed charge after front-runners like Cory Conacher, Vladimir Tarasenko and Nail Yakupov, three rookie […]

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2013 NHL Draft Rankings – New Face Tops February Edition

At the top of The Hockey Guys’ 2013 NHL Draft February Rankings stands 6-foot-4-inch Seth Jones alone at number one for the first time this season.  After careful collaboration between our six contributors, the Portland Winterhawks’ defenseman edged out Halifax Mooseheads’ forwards Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin for the top spot. Jones’ rare package of […]

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2013 NHL Calder Watch Week 3: Slumping Rookies

By Brendan Ross (@RossyYoungblood) The adrenaline and excitement has subsided among first year NHL players as they begin their journey into the heart of the season. The increased pressure to perform and compete consistently in a jam-packed NHL season can be challenging enough for a seasoned veteran, but for a fresh-faced rookie the task of meeting […]

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NHL Calder Watch 2013: Week Two

The NHL’s return to the ice after a lengthy lockout has been more painless than anticipated as fans have graciously welcomed back hockey with open arms.. The early season feel-good storylines are occurring as frequently as the annoying “closing-the-hand-on-the-puck-in-the-defensive-zone” penalty calls and many of these standout performances are coming from the NHL’s freshman class as […]

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