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  1. Buffalo to host NHL combine for next two years

    The NHL's pre-draft scouting combine will be held in Buffalo the next two seasons.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2014
  2. NHL combine winners, buzz

    Grant Sonier

    The NHL's scouting combine wrapped up this weekend, leaving team scouts and GMs with some interesting things to consider. This year's entry draft has been widely publicized as one of the deepest in many years, and the 30 teams touched down ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  3. 2013 NHL draft - Combine winners, buzz

    Grant Sonier

    Grant Sonier breaks down the most impressive players from the 2013 NHL combine. Who made gains with teams?

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  4. 2013 NHL Draft - Aleksander Barkov among prospects under most sc...

    Grant Sonier

    Grant Sonier examines the players under the most scrutiny at the NHL combine, including Aleksander Barkov and Valeri Nichushkin.

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2013
  5. As offseason picks up, teams target FA negotiating rights - NHL

    Craig Custance

    As the offseason picks up, Craig Custance checks in from the NHL combine in Toronto, where GMs believe that teams could target the negotiating rights for upcoming free agents -- particularly top stars Ryan Suter and Zach Parise.

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  6. NHL Draft 2011: Defenseman Mike Reilly is shooting up draft board...

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce writes that defenseman Mike Reilly is shooting up draft boards -- in large part because of a recent five-inch growth spurt. Combined with his excellent skills and hockey sense, Reilly's newfound size is making him an intriguing prospect.

    Blog | Conversation | June 18, 2011
  7. NHL Draft 2011: Mario Lucia and other stealth prospects who could...

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce checks in with NHL scouts to see which picks are trending up with teams and could become surprise picks in the first round of the 2011 NHL draft.

    Blog | Conversation | June 14, 2011
  8. How top prospects fared at NHL Combine

    Gare Joyce

    In the wake of the NHL scouting combine scouting staffs are meeting this week to determine which players they want to bring in for private testing and further interviews. For the elite prospects, an invitation is an indicator of interest but, in some...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  9. NHL Draft 2011: Buzz from physical testing at NHL Draft Combine, ...

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce wraps up the NHL combine with a report on who impressed and who left scouts wanting more during the Toronto testing. One of the top standouts? Northeastern defenseman Jamieson Oleksiak. But no one may have helped himself more than Tomas Jurco.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2011
  10. Bruins preparing for draft

    Joe McDonald

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Boston Bruins assistant general manager Jim Benning recently returned from the NHL combine in Toronto, where the organization interviewed a total of 60 amateur players in preparation for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft on ...

    Blog | June 04, 2011
  11. Hot notes from the NHL combine

    Gare Joyce

    TORONTO -- The hallways at Friday's NHL draft combine in Toronto were a beehive of buzz. Some of it was trivial stuff. "How does a kid who is 18 look 40 years old?" one scout asked when watching Mark McNeill testing Friday morning. But some matters d...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  12. NHL Draft 2011: Calgary Flames trade of Tim Erixon to New York Ra...

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce reports from the NHL combine, where scouts are abuzz with news of the seemingly lopsided trade of prospect Tim Erixon from the Calgary Flames to the New York Rangers. Plus hot notes on this year's top draft prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2011
  13. Connor Murphy has much to prove

    Gare Joyce

    No significant player has more riding on the world under-18s and, in particular, the NHL combine than the teenager at the very bottom of NHL Central Scouting Service's mid-term rankings. Two-hundred and ten players are ranked ahead of Connor Murphy. ...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  14. 2011 NHL Draft: Examining Connor Murphy's draft stock

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce examines Connor Murphy's stock, noting that if he's healthy he could go high despite his current low ranking on the CSS list.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2011
  15. John McFarland's combine stock boost

    Gare Joyce

    The NHL combine gives you all sorts of results and reams of numbers, but nothing quite achieving certainty -- that is to say, how those numbers translate into usable hockey talent. It's always been this way; the tests have grown more sophisticated ...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  16. NHL draft 2010: Combine reports on Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin, Joh...

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce wraps up the scouting combine with a look at some familiar names: Taylor Hall, who didn't work out much, and Tyler Seguin, who looked bigger (which is good), and some names climbing up the boards, notably John McFarland.

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2010