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The Portland Winterhawks would have to pay a premium to complete a deal with the Everett Silvertips for star defenceman Seth Jones, writes Dylan Bumbarger. (Oregon Live)

If Ty Rattie is scoring at this rate in the WHL playoffs, it makes you wonder what he could do/would have done at Christmas time in a Team Canada sweater. (Calgary Herald)

It is not too early to talk about the trickle-down effect a NHL lockout would have on major junior. (Regina Leader-Post)

Edmonton Oil Kings forward Rhett Rachinski is a busy young man. On Sunday night, he played a playoff game and then wrote a university exam the next morning. (Edmonton Journal)

There's excitement in Moose Jaw for the Eastern Conference final, but will the Warriors sustain it by winning Game 3 tonight? (Regina Leader-Post)

Kamloops Blazers coach Guy Charron looks ahead to next season. (Kamloops Daily News)


Barrie Colts centre Mark Scheifele is enjoying his stint with St. John's. For the Toronto media, that's the Winnipeg Jets AHL affiliate and not the Saint John Sea Dogs. (St. John's Telegram)

Graduating Plymouth Whalers captain Beau Schmitz had scored a NHL entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. (

How did Ottawa 67's backup goalie Michael Nishi deal with being thrust into action on Monday after starter Petr Mrazek took ill? "I repressed the fact I was playing until I walked into the dressing room." (Ottawa Citizen)

A full 60 has been elusive for the Kitchener Rangers through the first two games vs. London in the Western final. (Waterloo Record)

London Knights defenceman Scott Harrington's strong playoff is helping him forget being the sting of being injured during the world junior championship. (London Free Press)


Centre Brandon Shea hopes to return to the Quebec league — but the first-round pick doesn't expect to be back with the Moncton Wildcats. (New England Hockey Journal)

Shawinigan Cataractes coach Éric Veilleux has his job. That speculation about him being replaced before the MasterCard Memorial Cup? All part of the job. Along with 90-minute practices in April. (Le Nouvelliste)

Rimouski Océanic coach Serge Beausoleil, whose team is up 2-0 on Halifax entering Game 3 tonight, believes the first two results might have flattered his team slightly. The Mooseheads will require some secondary scoring. (Metro Halifax, Le Soleil)

Down 2-0 to Saint John, the Chicoutimi Saguéneens will have their seventh player tonight. That means the crowd. It might be a closer series if the Sags were allowed to use a extra guy. (Le Soleil)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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