Buzzing The Net - Junior Hockey

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WHL

Team Canada's summer development roster is finalized; the breakdown is 13 WHL-13 OHL-7 QMJHL-1 NCAA if you're keeping score at home. (Hockey Canada)

Don Campbell's mock draft sees Seth Jones being there for the Tampa Bay Lightning at No. 3 overall. He must have actually seen Jonathan Drouin play outside of the Memorial Cup and world junior championship. (Ottawa Citizen)

Wait, this is Jones' first time in New York city? (Businessweek, Asbury Park Press, NHL.com)

Seattle Thunderbirds defenceman Shea Theodore, darkhorse first-rounder? Why not? (Langley Advance)

Kamloops Blazers right wing JC Lipon is expecting to go in the second to fourth round on Sunday. (Regina Leader-Post)

The craft, and inexact science, of drafting a goalie. (Vancouver Province)

One team vexed by the WHL schedule is the Regina Pats, who play only 13 home games before Christmas. Is a big football game being held in the Queen City this fall? (Yes.) Will my beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders play in it? (Come on.) (Regina Leader-Post)

OHL

Likely first-rounder Darnell Nurse wore a New York Yankees cap during interviews at the draft? Is he not aware his boss in Sault Ste. Marie, Greyhounds GM Kyle Dubas, is a Seattle Mariners fan?

(Actually the Yankees caps were given to all the prospects brought to the media spiel. We have seen Nathan MacKinnon rocksa late '90s vintage Toronto Blue Jays lid.) (Postmedia)

Windsor Spitfires goalie Jordan DeKort and defenceman Trevor Murphy are realistic about their NHL draft prospects. Meantime, the Spits have tweaked their home schedule to include seven Saturday night games. (Windsor Star)

The North Bay Battalion's Oct. 11 home opener will be vs. the Peterborough Petes, who were also their home-opener opponent in their maiden 1998-99 season. (North Bay Nugget)

Owen Sound Attack centre Zach Nastasiuk is falling back on some fatherly advice ahead of draft day, since his father had similar experiences as a CFL player. (Owen Sound Sun Times)

Some save-the-dates for London Knights fans, courtesy Ryan Pyette. Every other team's most important game is whenever London comes to their building. (London Free Press)

Greg Colgan and Darryl G. Smart look at the ramifications of assault charges being laid against a teenage hockey player in connection with an on-ice brawl in January. The accused is also somewhat of a victim here. (Brantford Expositor)

QMJHL

A reference to Sidney Crosby in a Nathan MacKinnon story, that's like a CFL on TSN broadcast without the play-by-play guy kidding Duane Forde about his appetite. (Sportsnet)

The Philippe Boucher-to-Quebec rumours have been fanned, not doused. (Le Soleil)

Russian forward Denis Kamaev is not coming back to the Sherbrooke Phoenix, joining the ranks of imports who have turned pro overseas as 19-year-olds. (TVA Sports)

Gatineau's Étienne Poirier and Chicoutimi's Laurent Dauphin now their home province's Montreal Canadiens are well-aware that they're borderline first-rounders in a draft where the Montreal Canadiens hold the 25th pick. Meantime, Blainville-Boisbriand's Marc-Olivier Roy is hoping to get to ride the subway in New York. (Le Droit, La Presse, Le Quotidien)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet. Please address any questions, comments or concerns to btnblog@yahoo.ca.

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