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Prospect Ramblings: Regina Pats - Head start on the Memorial Cup (Jan 10 2018)

by Joel Henderson Jan 10, 2018, 3:59 pm

Sam Steel (ANA). Jake Leschyshyn (VGS). Josh Mahura (ANA). Nick Henry. (COL) Just a few names who are holding down the fort as help arrives.   Regina Pats currently sit 16th overall in the WHL standings. With a 21-19-3 record, the …

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DPR - Episode 12: Trade Deadline Strategies with Steve Laidlaw

by Paul Zwambag Mar 1, 2017, 11:35 am

Scouting Notes from February In segment one, Paul talks to Peter about scouting notes from his viewing of live games across three leagues and two provinces. February 5th OHL – Erie Otters at Kingston Frontenacs Alex DeBrincat of …

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Fantasy Ranking the 2017 NHL Entry Draft

by Peter Harling Jan 24, 2017, 2:47 am

Fantasy Ranking the 2017 NHL Draft Eligible Prospects DobberProspects is proud to bring back the experts consensus fantasy ranking for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Last year the first edition of the fantasy ranking was released and …

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DPR - Episode 01: Scouting tips from Gus Katsaros

by Paul Zwambag Sep 20, 2016, 1:50 pm

In our premier episode Paul and Peter introduce themselves and Dobber Prospects to the Podcast world, they give you three prospects each that you need to know, and talk scouting and prospects with our first …

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Prospect Rambling: 2019 First Round Mid-Season Expectation vs Reality Grades | Pacific Division

by Brayden Olafson Feb 21, 2020, 6:00 am

    Back as promised and by popular demand, the mid-season expectation versus reality grades have quickly become the three-quarter-season expectation vs reality grades.    To recap the concept of this piece, the 2019 NHL Entry Draft is more …

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PNHLe February 2020

by Pat Quinn Feb 21, 2020, 5:00 am

  (Image: credit to mayorsmanor.com)   As the NHL trade deadline quickly approaches chances are your fantasy deadline is not far behind, so I thought it would be beneficial to try to use PNHLe to identify prospects that …

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Prospect Rambling - Potential Prospects for the Trade Deadline - Part 2

by Pat Quinn Feb 20, 2020, 12:58 am

    Welcome to the Thursday prospect ramblings. This week I will go over what teams I think will make deals to make the playoffs as they assume they are in. Same format as two weeks ago, …

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Prospect Ramblings: Prospects Traded Last Week

by Tony Ferrari Feb 17, 2020, 12:01 pm

  Every year around this point of the season, teams start to make moves and improve ahead of the trade deadline. Every trade that goes down is broken down on numerous all-day broadcasts but the one …

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February AHL Report

by Kyle Stewart Feb 17, 2020, 8:00 am

  Welcome back to the AHL Report! For our February edition, we are going extend upon our January report by taking a special focus on “standout” players. Now a month further along inthe AHL season, what …

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Prospect Ramblings: Brendan Brisson Zone Entries and Exits

by Josh Tessler Feb 16, 2020, 9:37 pm

  Brendan Brisson has emerged as one of the top draft-eligible prospects playing in the USHL. Brisson is the son of former QMJHL player and now renounced sports agent, Patrice Brisson, who represents several NHLers including …

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Prospect Ramblings: Calder Power Rankings 009

by Brayden Olafson Feb 14, 2020, 6:00 am

  Welcome back for another edition of the Calder Power Rankings. February has been another exciting month thus far, and some players are making major strides. It’s truly become the year of the defenseman, so in …

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February NCAA Report: The Beanpot Thriller

by Josh Tessler Feb 12, 2020, 11:19 am

  It has been a great month for college hockey. The Northeastern University Huskies wonthe Beanpot in a thrilling matchup against the Boston University Terriers in double overtime onMonday night at TD Garden. The University of …

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Tournament Review: U18 Five Nations (February 2020)

by Jokke Nevalainen Feb 10, 2020, 1:00 pm

Jake Sanderson, Stanislav Svozil, Emil Andrae, Marat Khusnutdinov and Roni Hirvonen were some of the stars of the U18 Five Nations tournament in Czech Republic.   Last week, under-18 teams from Finland, Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic and …

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Prospect Ramblings: Draft Prospect A or B?

by Tony Ferrari Feb 10, 2020, 7:00 am

  Welcome back to my weekly ramblings. We're back this week with another edition of Player A or B! It was well-received last time so this week I’ll be expanding on some of the answers to …

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QMJHL Report: February 2020

by Nicholas Kawka Feb 9, 2020, 6:00 pm

    World Junior Wrap-Up   Congratulations to Canada and Russia on another classic battle for World Junior gold.  Like many expected, Alexis Lafreniere was outstanding all tournament long and earned the honors of tournament MVP.  With his performance, …

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Prospect Ramblings: College Hockey is on the Rise

by Josh Tessler Feb 9, 2020, 3:13 pm

              This past Monday night, I attended the Beanpot semi-finals at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The atmosphere and the hockey on display kept everyone in the Garden hungry for more. The third period of play …

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Prospect Ramblings: Looking back on CHL Predictions

by Brayden Olafson Feb 7, 2020, 7:14 am

    Last August I wrote a piece for DobberHockey’s The Journey discussing my predictions for the CHL season to be. With only a handful of weeks remaining in the regular season campaign, we’ve all but seen …

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WHL Report - February 2020 (feat. Seth Jarvis)

by Joel Henderson Feb 7, 2020, 6:00 am

  Hello my friends, hello.  At the beginning of the season, many draft experts claimed that the WHL wasn't quite the hot bed that last year was. It is tough to follow a year which saw Byram, …

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Prospect Ramblings – Contenders Potential Prospects for the Trade Deadline

by Pat Quinn Feb 6, 2020, 1:18 am

    Welcome to the Thursday ramblings. This week I am going to go over the guaranteed playoff teams’ prospects they may move in a deal to improve the Stanley Cup chances.     That is sure a mouthful to …

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Shift Work: RHD Helge Grans

by Tony Ferrari Feb 5, 2020, 12:22 pm

  Welcome back to Shift Work! The series where I take a look at a draft-eligible player and breakdown a game tape.  I’ll be bringing you some comprehensive breakdowns of a player’s game as we go over an …

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2020 NHL Draft Ranking: European prospects (February 2020)

by Jokke Nevalainen Feb 3, 2020, 2:00 pm

Raymond, Stützle, Holtz, and 42 other European prospects eligible for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.   Here is DobberProspects’ third ranking of European prospects for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. This ranking was put together on January …

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OHL Report: February 2020

by Lucas Main Feb 3, 2020, 10:25 am

      It is February and there are only seven weeks left in the regular season. This season has certainly flown by and with that, it means the World U18 Championship is just around the corner. Before …

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Boston Beanpot Preview

by Josh Tessler Feb 2, 2020, 2:08 pm

  On Monday afternoon, the 68th Annual Beanpot Tournament will kick off at TDGarden in Boston, Massachusetts. Northeastern University will take on HarvardUniversity at 5:00 pm EST and then Boston College will face their nemesis BostonUniversity …

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Prospect Ramblings: Calder Power Rankings 008 - Goalies surging, Marino slipping

by Brayden Olafson Jan 31, 2020, 6:00 am

    Welcome back for another edition of the Calder Power Rankings. January’s been a great month to follow most of the NHL’s top rookies and a comparatively sad one for others. While the likes of Cale …

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Prospect Ramblings – The Future for Some 2016 Draftees Not Yet Established in the NHL

by Pat Quinn Jan 29, 2020, 11:43 pm

    Welcome to the Thursday prospect ramblings, this week I want to take a look back at the 2016 draft, highlight some players that are not yet NHL established, have been slightly cast-off, and try to …

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January Draft Report: Mid-Season Rankings Breakdown

by Tony Ferrari Jan 29, 2020, 8:30 am

  Welcome to the first 2020 NHL Draft Report! This monthly column will take an in-depth look at the prospects eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft. Each month we will have a feature story, prospect spotlight …

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DPR Episode 81: 2020 NHL Mock Draft with Jokke Nevalainen, Tony Ferrari and Josh Tessler

by Peter Harling Jan 28, 2020, 3:32 pm

The Mock Draft episode is here! DobberProspects writers and draft experts Jokke Nevalainen, Tony Ferrari and Josh Tessler join Peter to mock draft live to podcast the first round of the draft. Follow the fantasy style …

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Prospect Ramblings: I Should Apologize...

by Tony Ferrari Jan 27, 2020, 1:54 pm

  I'm sorry. Sometimes in life, we get it wrong. In prospect evaluations and draft rankings, we get it wrong all the time. Every year there are players that we may be lower on than others …

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Prospect Ramblings: 2020 Draft Eligibles - Holloway, Quinn, Perfetti

by Josh Tessler Jan 26, 2020, 8:41 am

    Prospect Ramblings: Holloway, Quinn and Perfetti Shift Work   For this Sunday’s Prospect Ramblings, I’ve decided to look at a couple of shifts for three draft-eligible prospects. I asked my followers for who they wanted to see …

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Prospect Deep Dive: Jeremie Poirier

by Brayden Olafson Jan 24, 2020, 6:00 am

  It’s going to be easy to get lost in the mix of defenseman drafted in the mid to late first round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. With upwards of eight blueliners potentially being selected …

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DPR Episode 80: Fantasy Hockey Rebuild and Ottawa Senators Top Ten Prospects

by Peter Harling Jan 23, 2020, 4:50 pm

If you need to rebuild your fantasy hockey team, this episode is about the strategy options you want to use. 1. Scorched Earth: (2-3 years) - Your team is a dumpster fire! You have no quality …

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Prospect Ramblings – Formidable Opponent 2020

by Pat Quinn Jan 23, 2020, 1:08 am

    Welcome back to the Thursday prospect ramblings. For the start of 2020, I need a formidable opponent to ask me some prospect questions and what do you know I just happen to have the perfect …

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Prospect Ramblings: Making Sense of DEL Stats

by Jokke Nevalainen Jan 21, 2020, 7:00 am

  Tim Stützle, Lukas Reichel and John-Jason Peterka are three 2002-born prospects who are eligible for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft and playing in Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), the top league in Germany.   Stützle seems like a …

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Prospect Ramblings: Looking at USA Hockey's NTDP

by Tony Ferrari Jan 20, 2020, 9:58 am

  After the success of last season's record-breaking US National Team Development Program (USNTDP) squad, this season's group hasn't been getting nearly as much attention. While this year's team isn't likely to come close to those records, …

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Prospect Ramblings: Breaking Down Tape - Byfield, Seider, & Madden

by Josh Tessler Jan 19, 2020, 11:13 am

  For this Sunday’s Prospect Ramblings, I’ve decided to look at a couple of shifts for three prospects (one draft-eligible prospect and two drafted prospects). I asked my followers for who they wanted to see featured …

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Prospect Ramblings: Calder Power Rankings 007

by Brayden Olafson Jan 18, 2020, 6:00 am

  Welcome back for another edition of the Calder Power Rankings. Through the first half of January, injuries continue to impact the rankings. With Ilya Mikheyev’s injury holding him out of the Leafs’ lineup for several …

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Prospect Ramblings: Top Prospects Game, & Thoughts on Brogan Rafferty (Jan. 17)

by Cam Robinson Jan 17, 2020, 7:07 pm

  I had to step away from the CHL Top Prospect's Game on Thursday evening. I went back and watched the footage on Friday morning and was about to go down a lengthy twitter thread when …

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DPR Episode 79: Vitali Abramov and Russ Cohen Guest

by Peter Harling Jan 17, 2020, 3:29 pm

After watching both an AHL game and the CHL Top Prospects game live in the past week Peter gives some scouting notes and observations from each game. Vitali Abramov and Russ Cohen were interviewed in …

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Prospect Ramblings - My January 2020 Draft Rankings

by Pat Quinn Jan 17, 2020, 12:22 am

    Welcome to my Friday ramblings as I could not get this out on Thursday because, like I said in December, when I posted my original rankings (found HERE) that narrowing these down to 31 stresses me out. …

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Prospect Ramblings: Underrated European Prospects on Notable Draft Rankings

by Jokke Nevalainen Jan 16, 2020, 11:40 am

  I haven't rambled for a while but a couple of days ago, hockey Twitter went a bit nuts because Central Scouting and Craig Button released their latest rankings, and unsurprisingly, there was controversy.   We could debate …

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Prospects Ramblings: Brogan Rafferty, Scouting Notes, Zayde Wisdom and Midseason Guide

by Peter Harling Jan 14, 2020, 11:34 am

Brogan Rafferty In last weeks ramblings I mentioned I was going to see Utica play in Belleville with a close eye on Vancouver Canucks prospect Brogan Rafferty.  Brogan Rafferty was as advertised, very impressive.  He is the Comets …

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Prospect Ramblings: Scouting Notes from Around the CHL

by Tony Ferrari Jan 13, 2020, 3:23 pm

  Welcome back to my weekly Prospect Ramblings, this week will be a bit less formal as I go through my notebook and talk about some of the notable performances or players that stuck out in …

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AHL Report - January 2020

by Kyle Stewart Jan 13, 2020, 6:00 am

  Utica Comets’ rookie defenceman Brogan Rafferty continues to lead the AHL in defencemen scoring and closes in on the overall rookie lead after receiving his first All-Star nod. --------------------------------------------------- Welcome back to the AHL Report! For our …

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Prospect Ramblings: The OHL Trade Deadline

by Josh Tessler Jan 12, 2020, 1:18 am

    On Friday, the OHL had their trade deadline. Let’s catch you up to speed on which prospects went where.   Player (New Team, Draft Eligible or What Farm System They Are In)   Ryan Suzuki (Saginaw, Carolina Hurricanes) Martin Hugo …

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Prospect Rambling: 2019 First Round Mid-Season Expectation vs Reality Grades

by Brayden Olafson Jan 10, 2020, 10:08 am

  The 2019 NHL Entry Draft is more than 200 days old and we’re approaching the halfway point of their D+1 season. Today seems like a good day to begin looking back at how some of …

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OHL Report: January 2019

by Lucas Main Jan 9, 2020, 8:00 am

  Happy New Year y’all! I hope everyone had a nice and safe holiday and enjoyed those World Juniors. Many stars are back with their respective teams and the trade deadline is right around the corner …

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Prospect Ramblings – World Junior Championship Stand Outs

by Pat Quinn Jan 9, 2020, 12:00 am

    Welcome back to my Thursday ramblings. I cannot let the World Juniors go by without a final recap on some stand outs I watched. I hope you watched as well since the tournament was fantastic …

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Prospects Ramblings: Prospects Making Noise

by Peter Harling Jan 7, 2020, 2:48 pm

Back to normal life resumes as the holiday season has concluded along with the World Junior Championship. There has been so much excellent WJC coverage here I decided to go back to a more regular …

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Prospect Ramblings: Top 2020 Draft-Eligible Players at the WJC

by Tony Ferrari Jan 6, 2020, 4:55 pm

  The World Junior Championships are an annual tradition around the holidays for hockey fans. With it being the top U20 tournament around the world, it has become an event known to be dominated by 19-year-old …

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2020 WJC Recap: Top Performers

by Jokke Nevalainen Jan 6, 2020, 5:23 am

  The 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship tournament is now over. Canada got the gold, leaving Russia to take home the silver, and Sweden got the bronze. It was an entertaining 11 days of great hockey action, …

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Prospect Ramblings: Calder Power Rankings 006

by Brayden Olafson Jan 5, 2020, 6:00 am

  Welcome back for another edition of the Calder Power Rankings. As we make our way into the New Year (and apparently decade… that seems to be a big deal), the rankings are becoming more impacted …

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QMJHL Report - January 2020

by Nicholas Kawka Jan 4, 2020, 6:00 am

  Happy New Year and best wishes to you all in 2020!  With the prosperity and excitement that comes with ringing in the new year, we find ourselves in the thick of the World Juniors, looking …

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2020 WJC Recap: Preliminary Round, Group A

by Jokke Nevalainen Jan 1, 2020, 10:29 am

  The preliminary round is now over, so let’s go through the performance of each team and their top performers. In this article, I’ll go through Group A which includes Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Slovakia and Kazakhstan.   If …

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2020 WJC Recap: Preliminary Round, Group B

by Jokke Nevalainen Jan 1, 2020, 5:17 am

  The preliminary round is now over, so let’s go through the performance of each team and their top performers. In this article, I’ll go through Group B which includes Canada, USA, Russia, Czech Republic and …

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