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2013 Draft Eligibles: Mirco Mueller is another in the line of Swiss-born players to achieve success in the WHL

Two words come to mind when describing the play of Everett Silvertips defenseman Mirco Mueller. Smooth and mobile. Given Mueller’s size at 6’4 he’s remarkably agile and his crossover and pivots are excellent for such a big player. With his mobility and speed Mueller has an uncanny ability to cover a lot of ice defensively and on the offensive side his quickness opens up passing and shooting lanes for his teammates.   Offensively, Mueller was reliable for Everett this past season registering 6 goals, 25 assists, for 31 points in 63 games played this year. Mueller, also spelled Müller, was …

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Royals bring down Thunder, take Kelly Cup with Game 5 victory

For the first time in 12 seasons, the King of the Jungle will get to wear his crown and roar some approval from the Schuylkill Valley to the Pacific Ocean. Brett Flemming, Ian O’Connor, T.J. Syner and Stan Galiev rippled the net in a four-goal second-period burst which helped Reading to a 6-0 victory over the Stockton Thunder, giving the Royals a Game 5 triumph and their first Kelly Cup title. Syner added a pair of assists and was a game-best plus-5, elevating his league-best total to plus-22. For the visitors, who endured a minor setback on Friday with a …

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2013 NHL Entry Draft: Top 30 Prospect List Two

Tom Zulewski and I wanted to compile our very own top 30 list of prospects for the upcoming draft. This is a list of who I believe are the top 30 players available. This does not necessarily mean each player will be drafted in the position I have them in. You can find Tom’s Top 30 here. Also be sure to check out my mock draft, as well as Tom’s mock draft. Seth Jones, D, Portland Winterhawks (WHL) (6’4” 208 lbs.) Nathan MacKinnon, C, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) (6’0” 182 lbs.) Aleksander Barkov, C, Tappara (SM-liiga) (6’3” 209 lbs.) Jonathan Drouin, LW, Halifax Mooseheads …

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2013 NHL Entry Draft: Top 30 Prospect List One

Jared Abbott and I wanted to compile our very own top 30 list of prospects for the upcoming draft. This is a list of who I believe are the top 30 players available. This does not necessarily mean each player will be drafted in the position I have them in. You can find Jared’s Top 30 list later today. Also be sure to check out my mock draft, as well as Jared’s mock draft. 1. Seth Jones- (D) Portland Winterhawks (WHL) 2. Nate MacKinnon- (C) Halifax Mooseheds (QMJHL) 3. Jonathan Drouin- (LW) Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) 4. Aleksander Barkov- (C) Tappara (Finnish Elite League) …

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2013 Draft Eligibles: Could Medicine Hat Tiger Hunter Shinkaruk be on the Flyers radar?

Since losing defenseman Chris Pronger to a devastating eye injury back on October 24, 2011, the Flyers defensive corps has been downright dismal and unimpressive for the most part. Jared Abbott and I believe the Flyers will draft a defenseman with the 11th overall pick such as Rasmus Ristolainen, Ryan Pulock, Nikita Zadorov, or Mirco Mueller. However, we’re just guessing based on organizational need. Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren does have a tendency of taking forwards in the first round and I would not be shocked if the orange and black go after a forward with their first selection. I …