Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #1 Auston Matthews

Ryan Biech
June 24 2016 05:00AM

We've saved the best for last!

Coming in as the number one ranked player in our consensus 2016 NHL Draft Rankings, is Scottsdale, Arizona native Auston Matthews.

Born two days after the cut-off for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Matthews has been the consensus number one draft eligible player for the entire season. There have been some in the hockey world suggesting that Patrik Laine could go first overall, but it's clear that Matthews is the most complete and well-rounded prospect available and will likely go first overall.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
June 24 2016 05:00AM


Big week for the Leafs, should the Jets make a big trade, Flames hire new coach, is Marc-Andre Fleury a fit in Calgary, Datsyuk disaster in Detroit, 10 years since Oilers went to the cup final, Vegas expansion confirmed, official expansion draft rules, 2016 mock draft, free agency and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Nation Network Prospect Profile #2: Patrik Laine

Garret Hohl
June 23 2016 10:00PM

Our number two ranked prospect started the season rated as the third best prospect in the draft, only to have a historic season and push himself to second (and have some discussing him as a possible first) rated prospect for the 2016 NHL Entry draft.

Hailing from Tampere Finland, the elite goalscorer Patrik Laine comes next in our prospect profile series.

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Canadiens taking “serious calls” on Subban, including calls from the Oilers

Jonathan Willis
June 23 2016 02:51PM

PK subban

TSN's Bob McKenzie did a radio hit in Vancouver Thursday afternoon, and made it clear that trade talks centered on Montreal defenceman P.K. Subban have progressed beyond mere due diligence associated with Subban's no-trade clause coming into effect on July 1.

One of the teams making calls? The Edmonton Oilers. 

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Buffalo is open for business

Jason Gregor
June 23 2016 01:00PM


It is draft day eve, which has many of you as excited as an eight year old waiting for ol' Saint Nick to arrive with a bag full of presents. There has been so much talk and anticipation waiting to see what Peter Chiarelli might do tomorrow or Saturday, and it is finally here.

Chiarelli isn't the only GM open for business. Many other organizations are looking to make a big move.

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