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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. NHL draft: Scouting Saint John and Portland players

    Gare Joyce

    While scouts may be denied their dream matchup in the Memorial Cup, they like what they're seeing from several top prospects in Saint John and Portland, with Jonathan Huberdeau making a serious push for the top of the draft.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2011
  10. 2011 NHL draft: Central Scouting is underselling Victoriaville's ...

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce checks in with NHL talent evaluators on Victoriaville's Phillip Danault. While Central Scouting ranks him as the 27th best skater in North America, team scouts seem to think much more highly of him. Plus, notes from Mock Draft 2.0.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2011
  11. Swiss stud Hofmann may stay home

    Gare Joyce

    The 11th-ranked skater on the Central Scouting Service's European list is a Swiss center whose performance at the World Juniors in Buffalo I liked a lot. I thought Gregory Hofmann had a couple of games in that tournament where his play outstripped th...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  12. 2011 NHL Draft: Gregory Hofmann's tantalizing rise may stop in Sw...

    Gare Joyce

    Swiss prospect Gregory Hofmann has rocketed up draft rankings, but some circumstances surrounding the Swiss hockey culture may keep him in his home country.

    Blog | Conversation | April 19, 2011
  13. NHL Scouts react to final CSS rankings

    Gare Joyce

    Monday morning the NHL's Central Scouting Service unveiled its final prospect rankings for the 2011 NHL draft. Their opinions were not exactly the consensus among some of the scouts with whom we frequently confer. Below is a compilation of some of th...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  14. 2011 NHL Draft: Scouts react to final Central Scouting (CSS) rank...

    Gare Joyce

    As the NHL's Central Scouting Service releases its final prospect rankings for the 2011 NHL draft, Gare Joyce checks in with several scouts to get their takes, noting more than a few differences of opinion.

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2011
  15. Remembering E.J. McGuire

    Gare Joyce

    E.J. McGuire never phoned it in, until this last weekend. On Saturday, NHL Central Scouting Service brought in their scouts to Toronto from hither and yon, across the continent -- Canadian scouts who work hundreds of games in the major junior league...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  16. 2011 NHL Draft: Remembering E.J. McGuire

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce remembers Central Scouting director E.J. McGuire and Florida Panthers scout Luke Williams.

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2011