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2011 NHL Entry Draft

  1. Blackhawks prospect Brandon Saad makes case to stay at NHL level

    Sep 24, 2011, 10:23 PM EDT

    Brandon Saad, Jonathan Toews, Viktor Stalberg

    Brandon Saad’s impressive preseason performances might make it tough for the Blackhawks to send him back to the junior level.

  2. Carolina signs 2011 first round pick Ryan Murphy

    Sep 17, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

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    It’s unclear if 2011’s 12th overall pick Ryan Murphy can make an immediate jump to the NHL with the Hurricanes, but the team has the incentive to give him a shot now that they signed him to an entry-level contract.

  3. Edmonton Oilers must deal with weighty issue of Ryan-Nugent Hopkins bulking up

    Aug 28, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT

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    A lot has been made of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins needing to add weight to his frame in order to make it in the NHL, but Jim Matheson and others wonder if he’s struggling with the extra bulk.

  4. 6th overall pick Mika Zibanejad signs entry-level deal with Ottawa

    Jul 14, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    The Ottawa Senators locked-up 6th overall pick Mika Zibanejad to a three-year entry-level deal. The next question: will he make the team next season?

  5. Devils’ top pick Adam Larsson hopes to play in the NHL next season

    Jul 12, 2011, 1:58 PM EDT

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    Devils’ first round pick Adam Larsson hopes to play at the NHL level next season.

  6. Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke plans on being aggressive during 2011 NHL Entry Draft

    Jun 20, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT

    Brian Burke

    With two picks low in the first round and an ever-present willingness to make big deals, Brian Burke said that the Toronto Maple Leafs “do not intend to be an idle bystander” on draft day or July 1.

  7. Leafs GM Brian Burke hopes to package picks to earn a higher 2011 first rounder

    Jun 4, 2011, 11:48 AM EDT

    Brian Burke

    Leafs GM Brian Burke hopes to move up the first round ladder by packaging one of his two first rounders and his second round pick for a higher first rounder.

  8. Adam Larsson, Gabriel Landeskog produce solid showings at 2011 Draft Combine

    Jun 4, 2011, 12:40 AM EDT

    Gabriel Landeskog

    Gabriel Landeskog and Adam Larsson kept themselves in the discussion to become the top pick of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft with strong workouts during the 2011 Draft Combine. Read this post for more on them and other workout warriors.

  9. The 2011 NHL Draft Lottery airs at 8 pm ET on Versus; Who should fans covet?

    Apr 12, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

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    The 2011 NHL Entry Draft Lottery will take place tonight at 8 pm ET on Versus. Who could end up with the top pick and which prospects are getting the most attention? This post has some of those answers.

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