April 23 2011 08:11AM

The OKC Barons were shutout last night by the Hamilton Bulldogs and now trail their AHL series 3 games to 2. Although it's disappointing for fans following the series, the wider view of this Barons season is very positive. Prospects are developing at a furious clip, and that's the name of the game.

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Oilers Sign Abney

April 22 2011 07:54AM

In a draft cluster that features Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle, it's easy for an enforcer like Cameron Abney to get lost in the shuffle. A meandering season filled with injury and growing pains didn't help, but a strong showing in the playoffs probably saved Abney's status as an Oiler prospect. Can Abney help the Edmonton Oilers?

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Robin Brownlee
April 21 2011 02:36PM

One big positive about the possibility of the Phoenix Coyotes returning to Winnipeg is that Edmonton would no longer be perceived by players as the second-least desirable destination in the NHL, which it now is.

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Adam Larsson: Really, A Defenseman?

Jonathan Willis
April 20 2011 10:38PM

These days, the name most often mentioned as an alternative to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins at the top of this summer’s NHL Entry Draft is defenseman Adam Larsson. The big Swede has been in the conversation all season, but there is concern in some corners about the lengthy development curve of defensemen.

Is that a concern?

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First Blush 2011

April 20 2011 05:43PM

The 2011 Entry draft is coming into view. We've mulled over the talent and read the tea leaves. Bob McKenzie's latest update was most informative and now we await the final Redline, McKenzie, ISS lists. In the meantime, here's my first ranking of this year's top 10 prospects eligible for the 2011 entry draft.

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