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  1. Breaking down new Flyers prospect Brayden Schenn

    Gare Joyce

    The first time I saw Brayden Schenn was at the 2008 Under-17 tournament in London, Ontario, when he was the Manitoba and Saskatchewan team's lead player with not a lot of surrounding talent. On Schenn's effort, the outmanned Team West took the home t...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  2. NHL Draft 2011: Breaking down Philadelphia Flyers prospect Brayde...

    Gare Joyce

    In the wake of the stunning trades by the Philadelphia Flyers, Gare Joyce breaks down newly acquired stud prospect Brayden Schenn.

    Blog | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  3. Scouts assess U-18 tourney's top prospects

    Gare Joyce

    The consensus among scouts was that, even though this isn't the best draft class, the just-concluded Under-18 World Championships in Germany was one of the best draft tournaments in recent memory. The U.S. team came home with gold again, the third st...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  4. 2011 NHL draft: Scouts chime in on top performers at U-18 World C...

    Gare Joyce

    The U.S. won gold for a third straight year at the U-18 world championships, but a handful of individual draft-eligible players helped themselves in the eyes of NHL scouts. And one underager has GMs worldwide absolutely salivating.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2011
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Small-framed Rocco Grimaldi could be big

    Gare Joyce

    The U.S. National Team Development Program ended up winning the Five Nations tournament in the Czech Republic back before our first mock draft last week. That gave our network of scouts a little longer to fine-tune their assessments of the top prospe...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  8. 2011 NHL Draft: Scouts rate top prospects Rocco Grimaldi, Tyler B...

    Gare Joyce

    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.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2011
  9. 2011 NHL draft: Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues are big winn...

    Gare Joyce

    NHL scouts soaked up the performances of some of their top prospects at the World Junior Championship in Buffalo. The NHL Draft Blog breaks down the franchises that featured the top talent.

    Blog | Conversation | January 07, 2011
  10. 2011 NHL draft: Sean Couturier may be between a rock and a hard p...

    Gare Joyce

    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.

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2010
  11. 2011 NHL draft: Ryan Murphy is a smart defenseman, but a very sma...

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce looks at potential 2011 top-tier draftee Ryan Murphy, a very smart, but very small, defenseman who will likely give up 40-50 pounds to NHL forwards. Can he overcome the difference?

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2010
  12. 2011 NHL draft: Gabriel Landeskog is perhaps the next Tomas Holms...

    Gare Joyce

    Let's see: Swedish winger with game. Johan Franzen comes to mind. So does Tomas Holmstrom. Version 3.0 is likely to be drafted in 2011: Gabriel Landeskog, currently with the Kitchener Rangers. He needs puck skill work, but he could be elite.

    Blog | Conversation | August 05, 2010
  13. NHL draft 2010 - When drafting goalies, NHL GMs like size over pa...

    Gare Joyce

    From the June 28th issue of ESPN The Magazine: NHL scouts often overlook proven performance when they draft goalies, opting instead for guys who are, quite frankly, just big. But so far, Davids are outperforming Goliaths.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2010
  14. U-18 defense starts with, well, defense

    Gare Joyce

    The red, white and blue in Belarus By a quirk of scheduling, the two top under-18 tournaments this season ended up in Minsk: an invitational Six Nations tournament completed a few days back and the IIHF worlds in April. The U.S. ended up with a silve...

    Blog | February 24, 2010
  15. NHL draft blog -- U.S. blue line is U-18 team's strength

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce breaks down the U.S. U-18 team that will represent the U.S. at the world championships, a squad scouts believe could produce a number of top NHL defensemen.

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2010