Entries by Steve Kournianos

Podcast: Play-in Round Recap, QF Preview

The play-in and round robin portions of the NHL Playoffs are over! Check out our recap of the first round of postseason action and a preview of this week’s quarterfinal matchups.

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2020 NHL Draft: Phase II Lottery Preview

The NHL’s revised draft lottery system will yield its most important result on Monday when one of eight teams will win the right to select first in the 2020 NHL Draft. Find out the best, worst, and most likely 1st-round scenarios for each team involved.

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The Draft Analyst Podcast: NHL Playoffs Recap (Day 6)

Check out our recap of Day 6 of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs from Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 (Flames close it out; Flyers roll on; Canucks take control; Jackets put Leafs on life support)

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The Draft Analyst Podcast: NHL Playoffs Recap (Day 5)

Steve Kournianos recaps another exciting day of NHL playoffs by analyzing Wednesday’s Game 3 matchups involving Edmonton and Chicago, Montreal and Pittsburgh, and Nashville and Arizona, plus the Round Robin battles.

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The Draft Analyst Podcast: NHL Playoffs Recap (Day 4)

Steve Kournianos recaps the exciting action from each of the six NHL playoff games from August 4th, 2020.

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2021 NHL Draft: Top 10 Russian Prospects (MHL)

The Russians will provide the 2021 NHL Draft class with several premier prospects. Resident MHL expert Ross Martin digs into the notable names who will be playing in Russia’s premier junior league for the 2020-21 season.

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Recap: 2020 CHL Import Draft

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FREE: 2020 NHL Draft Lottery Preview (PDF)

Be prepared for the NHL’s big drawing on June 26 with a FREE download of The Draft Analyst’s 2020 NHL Draft Lottery Preview. Filled with detailed information on this year’s draft class, this must-read contains reports on the top 31 prospects, top 100 rankings, lottery team previews, and more! Just click the link below for your instant PDF download.

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Final Draft Rankings: The Top 300

The 2020 NHL Draft is months away, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop talking about it. Check my final rankings for top 300 first-year eligible prospects and some storylines to keep an eye on until draft day arrives.

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2020 NHL Draft Lottery Primer and Draft Order

It’s time to uncover the mystery surrounding the NHL’s revised format and order for the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery, a potential multi-phase event which sounds trickier than it seems.

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2020 Draft Profile: C Thomas Bordeleau

A top-line playmaking center who also boasts a plus shot to score from distances beyond the faceoff dots, Thomas Bordeleau led the under-18 NTDP in scoring and his team-best 136 shots were 37 more than his closest teammate. He also averaged over a point per game at both U18 Five Nations tournaments. Bordeleau is committed to the University of Michigan.

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2020 Draft Profile: C/W Landon Slaggert

Two-way center Landon Slaggert is an energetic forward who also can play wing and is used in all situations. He spent a good portion of the season on the NTDP’s top line and finished fifth on the squad with 13 goals. Slaggert is a South Bend, IN native who is committed to the University of Notre Dame.

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2020 Draft Profile: C Theo Rochette

A quick center with a strong compete level and deadly shot, Swiss-born Theo Rochette had an up-and-down draft year in the QMJHL after dealing with an illness and being traded midseason from Chicoutimi to Quebec.

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2020 Draft Profile: C Ty Tullio

An in-your-face forward with an excellent shot and strong all-around puck skills, Oshawa forward Ty Tullio is one of the top performers for the Generals. He spent a good portion of his draft year on Oshawa’s top six and had instant chemistry with 2019 first-round pick Phil Tomasino. Tullio is expected to be a picked in either the 2nd or 3rd round of the 2020 NHL Draft.

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Ross Martin: Top-30 MHL Prospects (Russia)

Ross Martin provides scouting reports and video highlights in the most extensive look into Russia’s top junior league prospects for the 2020 NHL Draft.

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