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McKenzie: Hockey fans will soon know the name Hanifin

Noah Hanfin (Photo: IIHF-HHOF/Images On Ice)

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. Full Story.(Photo: IIHF-HHOF/Images On Ice)

Connor McDavid (Photo: Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

In Fine Form

It looks like Connor McDavid is more than ready for the OHL regular season to begin. One of the top prospects for the 2015 NHL Draft, McDavid had one goal and four assists as his Erie Otters dropped an 8-6 decision to the Mississauga Steelheads on Sunday in preseason action in Oakville, Ontario. Full Story.

Bill Daly - NHL Draft Lottery (Photo: NHL Images/Getty Images)

Ready, Set, Draw

The National Hockey League announced Wednesday changes to its draft lottery, which will be phased in over a two-year period, beginning with the Draft Lottery in 2015. According to the NHL, the odds of winning the first overall selection in the NHL Draft for the 14 non-playoff teams will be adjusted 'to more appropriately reflect the current state of competitive balance.' Full Story.

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Bob McKenzie

Bob McKenzie

The 2015 NHL draft is billed as the Connor McDavid draft. Or Connor McDavid vs. Jack Eichel. But if you're not familiar with American defenceman Noah Hanifin, you soon will be. His scouting report is stellar. More...

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McDavid! Eichel!

"No doubt 2015 NHL draft has Super Star quality & I believe both @cmcdavid97 & @Jack_Eichel11 are generational players. #OneTwoForAges #TSN" - Tweet from TSN Director of Scouting @CraigJButton

In the tradition of Taylor vs. Tyler, we ask what should @TSNHockey call McDavid vs. Eichel in 2015 showdown? We want your help. Tweet your ideas or share them on TSN's Facebook page!

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Craig started in the NHL with the Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars and became Director of Player Personnel, helping lead them to a Stanley Cup in 1999. He also served as Vice President and GM of the Calgary Flames and later joined the Toronto Maple Leafs as a scout.

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