Gabriel Landeskog has often drawn the comparison with Detroit Red Wings power forward/goal factory Johan Franzen. But Gare Joyce says the 2011 draft prospect fare exceeds The Mule at the same age and has "franchise player" written all over him.
Gare Joyce gets the evaluations of NHL scouts on hand for the recent Five Nations tournament in the Czech Republic, particularly concerning three top draft prospects from the U.S. team, led by diminutive Rocco Grimaldi.
Gare Joyce looks at one Canadian -- Sean Couturier -- and five U.S. players who could be factors at the World Juniors in Buffalo. Couturier is a top-flight prospect, unquestionably, but he may be between a rock and a hard place in Buffalo.