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  • Seth Jones projected No. 1 overall in final Central Scouting ranking; ‘Hit the skids for Popeye’s Kid’

    Cam Charron at Buzzing The Net1 yr ago

    If the National Hockey League team that gets the No. 1 pick goes ahead and selects Seth Jones, that team wouldn't necessarily be bucking the trend of selecting the consensus top prospect. It would, however, be bucking another trend: defencemen are rarely selected No. 1 to the NHL.

    But Jones was unsurprisingly named the NHL's Central Scouting Service top prospect in the organization's final ranking for the 2013 NHL Draft. The wisdom of the crowd is that this is a very deep draft crop with three players that could potentially go No. 1: Jones, the defenceman for the Portland Winterhawks whose visibility as an African-American hockey star has aroused the interest from Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, and the two forwards from the Halifax Mooseheads, Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon.

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  • Montreal Canadiens hiring Gerard Gallant away from Saint John Sea Dogs — report

    Neate Sager at Buzzing The Net2 yrs ago

    Make it two Memorial Cup-winning coaches in 24 hours who seem headed for The Show — and this one is even less of a surprise. Multiple reports on Twitter have stated that Gerard Gallant, who guided the Saint John Sea Dogs to successive Quebec League titles and a Memorial Cup triumph in 2011, will become a Montreal Canadiens assistant coach under Michel Therrien.

    Official news could come very soon; it looks like there was something to the Gallant-to-Montreal talk that started during the MasterCard Memorial Cup.

    (Update: Station Nation has more. The Montreal Gazette is reporting Gallant and former QMJHL coach Clement Jodoin will be joining the Habs staff.)

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