With national teams gathering for World Junior camps, a slew of top prospects will soon take the ice, highlighted by Seth Jones, a projected top-2 pick in the 2013 entry draft. Corey Pronman takes a closer look at the top players in August action.
ESPN Insider Doug McIntyre writes that while we often focus on the blue-chip prospects, there are a number of great NHL players who went unnoticed in the draft. The Red Wings have proved they have an eye for the hidden talent.
ESPN Insider Doug McIntyre caught up with Alex Galchenyuk, a top-10 NHL draft prospect, and writes that Galchenyuk may be ahead of schedule after having ACL surgery last October and could be cleared for contact soon.
As one of the projected top picks for the 2013 NHL draft, Seth Jones -- son of former NBA player Popeye Jones -- is in high demand. Now he must decide which path to take as he tries to achieve his goal of playing in the NHL.
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.