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McKenzie: Hockey fans will soon know the name Hanifin

The 2015 NHL Draft is billed as the Connor McDavid Draft. Or Connor McDavid vs. Jack Eichel. But as TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie explains, if you're not familiar with defenceman Noah Hanifin, you soon will be. He'll be a big part of TSN's pre-season NHL draft rankings, which will be unveiled Thursday at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt on TSN. ...more

Ekblad heads up TSN's Top 60 Final NHL Draft Rankings

The 2014 NHL draft class can be forgiven for feeling as though it has a case of middle-child syndrome. Which is to say, the top of this year's draft class is not as dynamic as the 2013 class or as promising as the 2015 class. That said, the scouts tell TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie it's rock solid. Barrie Colt defenceman Aaron Ekblad is No. 1 on TSN's Top 60 Final Rankings, a position he's owned or had a share of since last September. ...more

McKenzie: Rumors buzzing about St. Louis' future

The post-Olympic NHL is buzzing with rumors of trade talk between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning involving some significant pieces - Ranger captain Ryan Callahan and Lightning captain Marty St. Louis. As TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie writes, where there is smoke, there is or perhaps has been a little fire. ...more

McKenzie: Prospect Foegele creating buzz amongst scouts

Warren Foegele won't be playing in the Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects game in Calgary on Wednesday, but he's an intriguing prospect who's creating some draft buzz amongst scouts nonetheless. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie explains why there are two reasons you wouldn't find him in the game. ...more

Reinhart, Ekblad atop TSN's Pre-season Draft Ranking

While the NHL's draft class of 2014 isn't as star-studded as it's been in recent years, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie writes that there's still plenty of unpredictability and intrigue. And it starts with two very promising blue-chippers - Sam Reinhart and Aaron Ekblad - sharing the top spot in TSN's pre-season draft ranking. ...more

MacKinnon tops McKenzie's Final Draft Rankings

In an NHL season of wild momentum swings and dramatic finishes, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised the race for No. 1 in the NHL Draft has been a wild ride of its own, with a series of entertaining twists and turns. As TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie writes, Halifax Moosehead centre Nathan MacKinnon started the 2012-13 season as TSN's consensus top prospect and that is precisely where he'll finish it. ...more

McKenzie: Jones top prospect in TSN's NHL Draft Rankings

There's been precious little change in TSN's Top 10 NHL Draft Rankings over the last few months. As TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie writes, all 10 top prospects who appeared on the rankings list in January remain there with Portland Winterhawk defenceman Seth Jones remaining the clear consensus top prospect. ...more

McKenzie: Coaches' poll predicts major NHL award winners

With less than two weeks remaining in the NHL regular season, it's that time of the year when our attention turns to who'll win the major NHL awards. TSN contacted NHL head coaches and asked them to pick one winner and one runner-up in each of six award categories. A total of 25 coaches participated in the survey and TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie runs down how voting went in each of the two Conferences. ...more

McKenzie: Maple Leafs could add veteran in net under right circumstances

With each passing day, the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking more and more like a playoff team, and with each passing hour towards Wednesday's 3pm et/Noon pt trade deadline, the Leafs look like a team that would, under the right circumstances, like to add a veteran goaltender with playoff experience. The key phrase there is "under the right circumstances." TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie has more. ...more

McKenzie: Underage players proving their worth around NHL

The Montreal Canadiens and Florida Panthers have told underage juniors Alex Galchenyuk and Jonathan Huberdeau they're staying in the NHL this season, and now the Boston Bruins have provided the same assurance to defenceman Dougie Hamilton as he played his fifth NHL game on Monday against Carolina. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie has more. ...more

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