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MONDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

NY RANGERS 2, Vancouver 1

CAROLINA 3, Chicago 2 (OT)

Columbus 2, DALLAS 1

ANAHEIM 2, Nashville 1 (SO)

NHL Morning Skate

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Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Tonight

The Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony starts at 8:00pm ET tonight and is on the NHL Network and TSN2.

The HHOF press release on all the inductees and the media recipients.

We have four NHL games tonight too.

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Video- Discussing The HHOF Class And Fired Coaches In The NHL

David Amber and Brian Burke discus the 2018 HHOF class with additional comments on Gary Bettman (scroll to the 1:36 mark) and 18 NHL coaches have been fired since 1/1/17.

via Sportsnet,

 

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Video- Your 2018 Hockey Hall Of Fame Class

2018 Hockey Hall of Fame Class is introduced before tonight's game in Toronto.

 

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Rene Fasel Plans To Retire In 2020

MOSCOW, October 31. /TASS/. Longtime President of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Rene Fasel told TASS that his decision against running for another presidential term was final and he would vacate the post in 2020.

Fasel first voiced his intention against running for another presidential term in November 2017. The new president will be elected at the IIHF Congress in Switzerland during the 2020 World Championships.

Ice hockey approved as part of program for 2022 Olympic Winter Games — IOC

"I have made a final decision that I will not be going for a new term," Fasel said in an interview with TASS. "I will be 70 years old and I think it will be the right time to stop."

"As for my possible successor - we will see as there is still some time," the IIHF president added.

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Who Said It?

“My fear would be if I was 10 years old now, someone would be trying to convince my parents to make me move to play (hockey) somewhere else, and that’s what’s happening: moving because parents think that if I don’t move my child, his development will be hindered, And that’s just bulls--t. It’s not true at all. If the kid is playing, he’ll be fine. He just has to play. If he’s got it, he’ll get a chance.

“My dad never coached me. We talked, I’m sure, but my parents worked, more than one job.”

Who is it?

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Early Prospect Rankings

from Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News,

The following is my first effort for 2019 and is largely based on player pedigree and early results. As the season goes on, I will include more input from NHL scouts in my assessments, but with most players only seeing a dozen games of action or less right now, I feel it’s too early for such judgments. With that in mind, here’s my top 31 for the 2019 draft.

Jack Hughes, C, NTDP (USHL): Leading a stacked NTDP squad in scoring with 16 points in 11 games, Hughes has so far confirmed that he is one of the quickest, deadliest offensive threats outside the NHL right now.

Kaapo Kakko, RW, TPS (Fin.): Big, smart and talented, Kakko is holding his own as one of the top scorers on his Liiga team and I’ve heard talk that TPS may even try him at center as the season progresses.

Kirby Dach, C, Saskatoon (WHL): His size and smarts are calling cards, while Dach’s talent has enabled him to run roughshod in the Dub to the tune of 22 points in 13 games. That puts him top-five in the league.

read on for more players...

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Video- The London Knights Have Produced Many NHL Stars

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

For over 50 years the London Knights have been a mainstay in the city of London, developing some of the NHL's biggest stars. Under the guidance of Mark and Dale Hunter they have become one of the CHL's premier franchises.

 

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Ranking The Prospects

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

Rasmus Dahlin, Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid went No. 1 wire-to-wire in their draft years, and there’s no doubt who is the top prize in what 10 out of 10 scouts surveyed call the ‘Jack Hughes Draft.’

What's interesting about Hughes is he comes in as a different sized package than a lot of the other No. 1 prospects. Dahlin, McDavid and Matthews are big guys who are well over six feet. At 5-foot-10, 168-pounds, Hughes is a lot closer to Patrick Kane dimensions in terms of physical stature for a No. 1 overall pick. Think Kane, Mitch Marner and Clayton Keller - some of the smaller, more dynamic players in the National Hockey League.

Hughes has an unbelievable ‘wow’ factor – he can really skate, makes everyone on the ice better and a playmaker who has the ability to score goals and is absolutely dynamic and tenacious on the puck. Hughes has tremendous potential and the ability to be a game-changer - in-game and for the franchise that gets him.

more, includes the Top 20 list...

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Video- The Emotional Puck Drop For The Humboldt Broncos

via the YouTube page of TSN,

The Humboldt Broncos are introduced to the home crowd before an emotional ceremonial opening faceoff.

 

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