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Bob McKenzie’s Final Draft Rankings

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

It’s a photo finish for the No. 1 spot on TSN’s 2022 NHL Draft Final Ranking and, by the slimmest of margins, it’s Juraj Slafkovsky over Shane Wright.

Five of 10 scouts surveyed by TSN ranked the 6-foot-4 Slovak left winger at No. 1, while four scouts slotted the Kingston Frontenac centre in the top spot.

The headline will be that it’s the first time this season — that includes pre-season rankings in Septembermid-season rankings in Januarydraft lottery edition rankings in April; and now the final rankings in June — that someone other than Wright is No. 1.

Slafkovsky was ranked No. 5 at mid-season but used two stellar international performances, at the Olympics and the men’s world championship, to vault to TSN’s No. 1 spot heading into the draft in Montreal on July 7-8.

There are, however, two points worth noting.


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Your 2022 HHOF Class

from the CP at CBC,

Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Roberto Luongo, Daniel Alfredsson, women's player Riikka Sallinen and builder Herb Carnegie have been voted as the Hockey Hall of Fame's class of 2022.

Henrik Sedin — selected No. 3 overall at the 1999 draft, one spot behind Daniel — is the Vancouver Canucks' all-time leader in assists (830), points (1,070), games played (1,330) and power-play points (369).

He won the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP and the Art Ross Trophy as its leading scorer in 2009-10. He added 23 goals and 78 points in 105 playoff games, including Vancouver's run to the 2011 Stanley Cup final.

If Henrik was the passer on what was one of hockey's most dangerous lines, Daniel Sedin was the trigger man.


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2022 HHOF Class Will Be Announced Tomorrow

from Mike Johnston of Sportsnet,

Hockey Hall of Famers Lanny McDonald and Mike Gartner, the HHOF’s chair of the board and chair of the selection committee, respectively, are scheduled to host a live announcement Monday afternoon with this year’s inductees.

The HHOF player category can feature a maximum of four men and two women each year. With that in mind, here’s a tiered look at the players eligible to be included as part of the HHOF Class of 2022....

f there were ever two players meant to stride side by side together into the Hockey Hall of Fame, it would be brothers Daniel and Henrik Sedin.

Daniel was drafted second- and Henrik third-overall in 1999 to the Vancouver Canucks with whom they spent their entire NHL careers.

more names...

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Ready For Some 3-on-3 Hockey?

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

The brand new 3ICE league, the brainchild of onetime Reading kid E.J. Johnston, was set to open play Saturday in the Orleans Arena, just a short skate off the Vegas Strip.

Some four years in the creation-and-development stage, 3ICE is a six-team touring (i.e. barnstorming) league that will stage its games the next two months across eight North American sites, including the NHL-abandoned outpost of Quebec City.

The tempo is fast. Take a seat, and don’t take your eyes off the ice, despite the fact that it’s highly unlikely you’ll know a single name out there, other than the high-profile coaches: Guy Carbonneau, Grant Fuhr, John LeClair, Larry Murphy, Joe Mullen, and Bryan Trottier.

read on plus more hockey topics...

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Team USA Advances To The Semifinal Round At The World Championship

HELSINKI, Finland – Ben Meyers (Delano, Minn.) netted two goals, including what proved to be the game-winner in the opening stanza, and Jeremy Swayman (Anchorage, Alaska) recorded his second shutout of the tournament with 33 saves as the U.S. Men’s National Team defeated Switzerland, 3-0, here tonight to move on to the semifinal round at the 2022 IIHF Men’s World Championship.

The U.S. advances to its fifth semifinal appearance in its last seven world championships. Team USA will face Finland Saturday (May 28) in Tampere at 2:20 p.m. (7:20 a.m. ET) and the contest can be seen live on NHL Network.

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TSN Insiders Tonight

Despite some major sporting bodies making the decision to bar Russian athletes from competing, the NHL has decided it will allow Russian players to be drafted this year, according to Pierre LeBrun. On the Canadian front, Darren Dreger reports that Canada should be boasting a strong roster at the 2022 World Hockey Championship. Our Insiders have the latest on that and more.

Watch at TSN

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NHL Network TV Coverage Of Team USA At The Under 18 World Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – NHL Network will provide exclusive telecasts of all Team USA games at the 2022 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship. The network will air 11 total games throughout the tournament, which begins Saturday (April 23) and runs through May 1 in Landshut and Kaufbeuren, Germany. 

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Talking With Connor Bedard

After becoming the youngest player in WHL history to score 50 goals in a season at 16 years old, Connor Bedard joins That's Hockey to discuss the feat, hitting 100 points on the season, and how he feels about being compared to Connor McDavid.

Watch the four minute segment at TSN.

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Assistant Coaches Named For Team USA

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Jeff Blashill (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich./Detroit Red Wings), Don Granato (Downers Grove, Ill./Buffalo Sabres) and Mike Hastings (Crookston, Minn./Minnesota State University) have been named assistant coaches, and Mike King (Center Conway, N.H./Ottawa Senators) video coach, for the 2022 U.S. Men’s National Team it was announced today by USA Hockey.

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Denver Wins The NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship

Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.

Denver scored five straight third-period goals to capture the NCAA Division I men's hockey championship with a 5-1 victory over Minnesota State at TD Garden on Saturday night.

It's the ninth title in program history for the Pioneers, tying Michigan's NCAA record for the most ever. Denver had eliminated the Wolverines in the semifinals of the Frozen Four to advance to the title game against the Mavericks.

"It certainly was a goal to get to nine," said Denver coach David Carle. "The ultimate goal is to be the first one to 10, I will tell you. Winning Thursday against Michigan was a huge step in that direction, and obviously tonight is an even bigger step."


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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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