Buzzing The Net - Junior Hockey

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WHL

Make no mistake, the Vancouver Giants see top import pick Dmitri Osipov as one of the pieces for their bid to host the 2016 Memorial Cup. (Vancouver Province)

Pretty please with a cherry on top, may the Victoria Royals have Jiri Fronk and Taylor Crunk on the same line this season. (Victoria Times-Colonist)

Please don't say that adding 17-year-old defenceman Edson (Edi) Harlacher gives the Kamloops Blazers a pair of Swiss, since right wing Tim Bozon self-IDs as French. (Kamloops Daily News)

While the Seattle Thunderbirds passed, the Evergreen State's three other Dub teams were active on Wednesday. (Everett Herald, KREM, Tri-City Herald)

Did the Regina Pats find a diamond in the rough by adding 19-year-old Dallas Stars seven-rounder Dmitry Sinitsyn? (Regina Leader-Post)

Some projections see Brandon Wheat Kings import pick Rihards Buharts as a first-rounder in the 2014 draft. (Brandon Sun)

Lethbridge Hurricanes import pick Kristian Khenkel has good size at 6-foot-2, 188 pounds. (Lethbridge Herald)

Rob Pettapiece explains why Kootenay Ice forward Jaedon Descheneau should have been taken at the NHL draft. Free Jaedon! (RobPettapiece.com)

OHL

Kitchener Rangers COO Steve Bienkowski sounds open to spltting the coach and general manager duties following Steve Spott's departure for the Toronto Marlies. (Waterloo Record)

The Windsor Spitfires have "work to do" getting Montreal Canadiens high second-round pick Jacob de la Rose into their lineup. (Windsor Star)

U.S. national team development program grad Kevin Labanc has decommitted from the University of Notre Dame to join the Barrie Colts. (OHL)

Guelph Storm grad Cody McNaughton is continuing on with the UPEI Panthers. (Charlottetown Guardian)

With both their import defencemen likely back, how did the London Knights approach Wednesday? (London Free Press)

QMJHL

Halifax Mooseheads GM Cam Russell calls incoming imports Nikolaj Ehlers and Timo Meier "hungry and motivated." (Metro Halifax)

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles coach-GM Marc-André Dumont says it was a "calculated risk" to use his No. 3 overall import pick on forward Maxim Lazarev. But small-market teams are supposed to take those chances, rather than trade away the pick. (Cape Breton Post)

The Gatineau Olympiques don't always choose a Czech in the import draft. Wait, they always do. (Le Droit)

The Shawinigan Cataractes believe they have a "clever" newcomer in 17-year-old import pick Ilya Zinoviev. (Le Nouvelliste)

Tampa Bay Lightning No. 3 overall pick Jonathan Drouin's success was not overly influenced by playing with Nathan MacKinnon in Halifax. (Bolt Prospects)

Alex J. Walling gushes about the Halifax Mooseheads' championship season, without ever comparing to the 2011 Saint John Sea Dogs (stick tap: Michael Hawkins). (TSN)

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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