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.
Ahead of the NHL All-Star game, Gare Joyce predicts what newcomers could be joining the team in the year 2015. His list includes prospects from all different levels of competition, but at the top are current NHLers Tyler Seguin and Taylor Hall.
In the March 8 issue of ESPN The Magazine, Gare Joyce profiles a 14-year-old from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia named Nathan MacKinnon. 14 year old? Profiled in a magazine? Yea. Thing is: he's the next Sidney Crosby. Dive in to this amazing story.