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Senators set to debut newly signed Da Costa
March 31, 2011, 7:50 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

The Ottawa Senators won the Stephane Da Costa sweepstakes.

Now they are set to cash in.

The club, which inked Da Costa to a two-year entry level contract Thursday, is set to debut the Merrimack College standout in Saturday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Continue reading

Ekblad granted exceptional status
March 31, 2011, 7:25 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

It’s official.

Aaron Ekblad is exceptional.

The Ontario Hockey Federation announced that the 15-year-old defenseman has been granted ‘exceptional player’ status and will be eligible for the Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection in May. The Belle River, ON. native is a strong candidate to be the top pick. The Barrie Colts hold the first overall selection. Continue reading

Only 3 Days Left! Pre-Purchase FC’s 2011 NHL Draft Guide & Save!
March 29, 2011, 5:10 pm
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Schwartz looking west
March 27, 2011, 2:31 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

Go west young man.

At least, that’s what the St. Louis Blues may have planned for top prospect Jaden Schwartz.

As first reported by Andy Strickland, the St. Louis Blues have had conversations with the Tri City Americans of the WHL over the potential arrival of Schwartz for next season. The Americans own the rights to Schwartz after selecting him in the eighth round, 173rd overall in the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft. Continue reading

Scheifele, Prince making draft noise
March 25, 2011, 2:10 pm
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From Dan Stewart:

Call them the unexpecteds.

They are the ones who nine months ago weren’t exactly raising the roof.

With their play now, they’ve in the very least started to make scouts wonder just how high their ceiling actually is. Continue reading

Great strides from draft eligible Oleksiak
March 23, 2011, 8:14 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

In a  year, a prospect can make great strides.

Or take a poor stride and bring it up to par.

That’s what six-foot-seven, 240-pound defenseman Jamie Oleksiak did.

A late-round possibility at best a year ago with the USHL’s Sioux Falls Stampede,Oleksiak has improved by leaps and bounds in his first year at Northeastern University and is now being mentioned as a possible first round pick at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft this June. Continue reading

Rask, Scarlett among draft-eligible disappointments
March 22, 2011, 11:59 pm
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From Dan Stewart:

A prospect’s draft season can be a rollercoaster.

Some players respond to the pressures of being scrutinized on nearly every play while others crumble.

There are two sides to the coin. For every player like Ryan Strome, who has shot up the draft charts and into the top-10 due to some impressive play with the Niagara IceDogs, there is a player like Seth Ambroz, who has struggled to deliver on the hype in his draft season.

After an impressive sophomore season with the Omaha Lancers, Ambroz has failed to deliver in his third USHL season. Once considered a top-10 talent for this year’s draft, Ambroz could potentially fall into the third round. Continue reading