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  1. Scott Ratzlaff, Carson Rehkopf Among Top Performers At CHL Top Prospects

    Scott Ratzlaff, Carson Rehkopf Among Top Performers At CHL Top Prospects

    Jan 26, 2023

    LANGLEY, B.C. – The CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is an interesting showcase every year for the NHL Draft. You don’t want to put too much stock into a single game, but it does provide a fairly level playing field for the 40 individuals invited to participate.
  2. CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: Connor Bedard Scoreless, Goalies Steal Show

    CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: Connor Bedard Scoreless, Goalies Steal Show

    Jan 26, 2023

    LANGLEY, B.C. -- In a game that had so much focus centered around one player, it was the four young players that stepped between the pipes that stole the show at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. No. 1 NHL Draft prospect and hometown boy Connor Bedard was held off the scoresheet as his Team Red dropped a 4-2 decision to Team White at the Langley Events Centre.
  3. CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: Preparing For The Connor Bedard Show

    CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: Preparing For The Connor Bedard Show

    Jan 25, 2023

    LANGLEY, B.C. – The NHL scouting world has descended upon Langley, just outside of Vancouver, for one of the premier prospect showcases of the season. The CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will feature 40 high-end prospects eligible for the 2023 NHL Draft including North Vancouver native and No. 1 prospect Connor Bedard.
  4. Talking Hockey Sense: CHL Top Prospects Game Preview; Hobey Baker Watch
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    Talking Hockey Sense: CHL Top Prospects Game Preview; Hobey Baker Watch

    Jan 24, 2023

    In this week's episode, Chris previews the upcoming CHL Top Prospects Game. Of course it will be yet another showcase for Connor Bedard to continue widening the gap on his draft peers, but there are a number of high-end prospects that will be looking to prove themselves in Langley, B.C. Chris also looks at the value of prospect games in the scouting process and how teams use them. Chris also digs in on the unique Hobey Baker race this season, including what complicating factors exist in selecting this year's winner. NHL Draft eligible Adam Fantilli is still in the mix, while Western Michigan teammates Ryan McAllister and Jason Polin continue strengthening their own cases. Also this week, Chris talks about new USHL coverage at FloHockey and spends some time on the happenings around the league including the spectacular rookie season of 16-year-old sensation Macklin Celebrini. Lastly, as always, Chris answers your questions about the prospect world.

  5. Connor Bedard, Leo Carlsson Top Central Scouting Mid-Term Draft Rankings

    Connor Bedard, Leo Carlsson Top Central Scouting Mid-Term Draft Rankings

    Jan 13, 2023

    Connor Bedard is the top-ranked North American skater for the 2023 NHL Draft according to the NHL's Central Scouting Bureau in their mid-term rankings, released Friday. The WHL's leading scorer and reigning World Junior Championship MVP has built up a large consensus of his status as the top prospect for 2023.
  6. Talking Hockey Sense: Recapping The 2023 World Junior Championship
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    Talking Hockey Sense: Recapping The 2023 World Junior Championship

    Jan 9, 2023

    Chris recaps the 2023 World Junior Championship, with a special focus on Team USA, Connor Bedard and 2023 NHL Draft prospects.

  7. Connor Bedard Scores Four Goals In First WHL Game Since World Juniors

    Connor Bedard Scores Four Goals In First WHL Game Since World Juniors

    Jan 9, 2023

    Connor Bedard rewrote the Canadian record books at the World Junior Championship, culminating with a gold medal for Canada on Thursday. Back with the Regina Pats in the WHL and playing in his first game since the World Juniors on Sunday evening, Bedard wasted no time in resuming his dominance of one of Canada's top junior leagues.
  8. 2023 World Juniors: Connor Bedard Named MVP After Record-Setting Tournament

    2023 World Juniors: Connor Bedard Named MVP After Record-Setting Tournament

    Jan 6, 2023

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- After scoring a Canadian-record 23 points in a single tournament, Connor Bedard was named MVP of the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship. The 17-year-old North Vancouver native led all players in scoring in the tournament by nine points. He is also the youngest player to receive the MVP award, which was established in 2004.
  9. 2023 World Juniors: Connor Bedard Breaks Records, Sends Canada To Semis

    2023 World Juniors: Connor Bedard Breaks Records, Sends Canada To Semis

    Jan 3, 2023

    It really was the only way it could have ended. Connor Bedard wrote perhaps the most brilliant chapter of his fairytale tournament, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime to send Canada to the semifinal of the 2023 World Junior Championship in stunning fashion.
  10. 2023 World Juniors: Connor Bedard Matches Canadian Scoring Records In Win

    2023 World Juniors: Connor Bedard Matches Canadian Scoring Records In Win

    Jan 1, 2023

    Connor Bedard tied two Canadian scoring records with his four-assist effort in Canada's 5-1 win over Sweden to close out the preliminary round at the 2023 World Junior Championship.
  11. 2023 World Juniors Observations: Bedard's Brilliance; Czech-Slovak Revival

    2023 World Juniors Observations: Bedard's Brilliance; Czech-Slovak Revival

    Dec 30, 2022

    MONCTON, New Brunswick -- The 2023 World Juniors has been memorable for two things: The incredible games we've been treated to with unexpected results and Connor Bedard.
  12. WJC: Connor Bedard Ties Canada Record With Seven Points Against Germany

    WJC: Connor Bedard Ties Canada Record With Seven Points Against Germany

    Dec 29, 2022

    Three goals, four assists. For most, that's a great tournament showing. For Connor Bedard, that was Wednesday.
  13. 2023 World Juniors: Bedard, Fantilli Lead Top 15 Draft-Eligibles At WJC

    2023 World Juniors: Bedard, Fantilli Lead Top 15 Draft-Eligibles At WJC

    Dec 21, 2022

    If you are closely following the NHL Draft this season, the 2023 World Juniors are going to give you plenty to see. A number of countries will be leaning on draft-eligible players in prominent roles on their teams, which is great news for anyone that wanted an up-close look at some of the very best of the 2023 class.
  14. Talking Hockey Sense: Previewing World Junior Camp Rosters; Analyzing NCAA Draft Eligibles
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    Talking Hockey Sense: Previewing World Junior Camp Rosters; Analyzing NCAA Draft Eligibles

    Dec 5, 2022

    In this week's episode, Chris previews the U.S. and Canada World Junior Camp rosters, shares his thoughts from a trip to see top draft prospects and answers your questions.

  15. Should The Canucks Start Tanking For Connor Bedard?
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    Should The Canucks Start Tanking For Connor Bedard?

    Nov 24, 2022

    The Vancouver Canucks have struggled this season despite higher expectations, which puts them in the discussion for Connor Bedard. On this week's Talking Hockey Sense, Chris makes the case that it might be in the club's best long-term interest to embrace the tank.