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The Hockey News Draft Preview 2018

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. THN is published 18 times a year, including 14 regular issues and four special issues – such as Future Watch, Draft Preview, Yearbook, the #1 selling hockey annual in North America.

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an ode to the broncos

OUR CELEBRATION OF DRAFT Preview documents the coming-out parties for the most dynamic 17- and 18-year-old hockey players in the world. They’re the young men who have the world at their skilled fingertips. Thirty-one NHL teams and thousands of fans will soon gather in Dallas to get a glimpse of how their futures might unfold. Millions more will watch at home June 22-23. This is the start of something truly special for the prospects. And it’s about more than hockey. They’ll be sitting in the stands on draft day, flanked by their families and close friends. Their loved ones will be right there to machinate their potential futures. To what cities will they move? Will they meet their future spouses there and raise families? Become fixtures in their communities? Open up…

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a letter from the publisher

Dear readers, Every day since I acquired The Hockey News, I’ve thought about how we can give you more. We started with a commitment to increase our page counts in each issue, broadening our coverage to include a more comprehensive picture of the hockey world. Now you can read that bulked-up content in a new format. To borrow a page from Elon Musk’s playbook when he makes announcements about Tesla improvements, we’re introducing our latest investment in technology: a new smartphone and tablet device app. Derived from the print magazine, the new THN app delivers an enhanced digital reading experience. Articles are easy to read on any smartphone or tablet, so if you’re traveling, or your dog has eaten your latest issue, or you simply prefer the convenience of digital, your THN will always…

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Hyperbole aside, it could be Griffin Reinhart for Mathew Barzal and ultimately Anthony Beauvillier. I’ve watched the draft every year since 1992, and have never seen as much of a heist. Though, Roberto Luongo and Olli Jokinen for Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha in 2000 is close. – @JKZimmermann It has to be the Sedins in 1999. To be able to snag Nos. 2 and 3 while also convincing the Thrashers to take Patrik Stefan has to be the best draft deal. It’s incredibly intricate when you look into the details. – Kris Singh June 20, 1992. The Quebec Nordiques acquire: Peter Forsberg, Steve Duchesne, Ron Hextall, Mike Ricci, Kerry Huffman, $15 million in cash, 1993 first-round pick, 1994 first-round pick and future considerations. The Philadelphia Flyers acquire: Eric Lindros. – Rory…

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how to paint the full picture

"I’m a big body language guy. You can tell a tremendous amount about an individual just by how they carry themselves. There’s one player who went in the first round that I interviewed and sat in on. He was a really, really good player coming out of Europe, but I have never seen a more nervous kid. I don’t want to say unprofessional, because he was simply just a young kid that was unsure of himself, but he was very aware he lacked confidence. He was sitting with a couple guys in management and a few other scouts. There were five of us, simply having a conversation, and he was staring at his shoes. He wouldn’t look you in the eye. He was sweating profusely, twiddling his thumbs, unsure of…

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there’s no comparison

FEW KNOW THE WOMEN’S game as well as Boston College coach Katie Crowley. She’s helped develop renowned talents Alex Carpenter, Kelli Stack and Megan Keller; coached Team USA’s U-18 squad to gold and silver medals; and owns Olympic gold, silver and bronze from her own playing days. So, when asked to find a comparable for Daryl Watts, the Screaming Eagles freshman standout who took the NCAA by storm, one figures Crowley will dig into her mental rolodex, landing on any number of names. “What’s interesting about Daryl is that she can have a bit of a power forward in her, even if she’s not as big as a big-time power forward…but she has a bit of an edge where she’ll knock someone off the puck, knock someone away from her and…

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so long sedins