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  1. A farewell to ESPN

    Gare Joyce

    Back in February 2010, ESPN Insider posted my first entry in the NHL Draft Blog, a look at Tyler Seguin's push to edge out Taylor Hall as the first overall pick of the draft that June. Seguin just fell short but he wound up with a pretty nice consola...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  2. Born in Ontario, Russian-speaking NHL prospects wants to play for...

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce profiles potential 2012 top-10 draft pick Alex Galchenyuk of the Sarnia Sting, who, despite Russian and Canadian roots, wants to play international hockey for the U.S. on his way to the NHL.

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2011
  3. 2012 NHL Draft - Nail Yakupov of Sarnia Sting ready for his close...

    Gare Joyce

    Why is Nail Yakupov the clear favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NHL draft? Probably because he would have gone No. 1 this year -- had he been eligible. Now the high-flying Russian phenom will be the mark of every NHL team with a lottery pick.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2011
  4. 2012 NHL Draft - Nail Yakupov may be best can't-miss prospect sin...

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce goes in depth on Nail Yakupov, the likely No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft who could help thaw recent phobias about selecting Russian prospects high in the draft.

    Blog | Conversation | July 18, 2011
  5. ETAs for the 2011 first-round picks

    Gare Joyce

    The NHL draft is all about futures. Just about every team comes away from the event, looks at its list and can imagine that help is on the way. But when that help arrives is another matter entirely. Not all prospects start to pay dividends at the...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  6. 2011 NHL draft -- Comparing draft years, key moves by Calgary Fla...

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce breaks down the most interesting moves on Day 2 of the NHL draft, including several gambles for Tampa Bay and Columbus could pay big dividends a few years down the road.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2011
  7. 2011 NHL draft -- Round 1 analysis -- Best, worst moves from Day ...

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce breaks down the best and worst moves on Day 1 of the NHL draft, handing out high praise for Florida's top choice.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2011
  8. NHL draft 2011: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tops Gare Joyce's final mock ...

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce puts out his final mock draft, which features lots of movement at the top and throughout the first round.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  9. Avs, Oilers seeking second top-10 pick

    Gare Joyce

    There's something close to a consensus that there's a fall-off in talent at the No. 14 pick in this year's NHL draft, one that's evident in our latest mock draft posted Friday. Some scouts will say the draft is 12-deep and a couple I've spoken to, ge...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  10. 2011 NHL Draft: The Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers may se...

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce checks in with the latest news and rumors in advance of the 2011 NHL draft, including how the Avalanche and Oilers may try to add a second-pick in the top 10 to capitalize on top-tier talent.

    Blog | Conversation | June 21, 2011
  11. NHL draft 2011: Ryan Nugent Hopkins tops Gare Joyce's third Mock ...

    Gare Joyce

    In Gare Joyce's third 2011 NHL mock draft, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is the No. 1 pick while Mika Zibanejad keeps rising.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2011
  12. NHL draft: Top 50 Prospects Final Rankings -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins...

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce breaks down the top 50 prospects for the 2011 NHL entry draft, updating our January rankings. This time, there's movement in the top three, but bigger waves are being made near No. 20, where a pair of prospects previously outside our Top 50 have surged into first-round territory.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2011
  13. Stealth picks sneaking into first round

    Gare Joyce

    Every year in the NHL draft there seems to be at least one first-round surprise. Last year it was Joey Hishon, No. 55 on the NHL Central Scouting Service's final list of North American skaters, selected at No. 17 overall to the Colorado Avalanche. A...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  14. 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
  15. NHL: As Winnipeg rumors persist, we examine the top prospects of ...

    Gare Joyce

    With rumors swirling that the Atlanta Thrashers could be bound for Winnipeg, Gare Joyce examines the team's top prospects and notes that fans in western Canada might find the talent pool a little shallow.

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2011
  16. 2011 NHL draft: Breaking down Ryan Murphy and the top defensemen ...

    Gare Joyce

    Last year's draft trend showed comparably-skilled forwards chosen ahead of primetime defensemen. Gare Joyce believes that trend will hold this year, but there are two unique blueliners who will still more than warrant a high pick this June.

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2011