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Prospects Unlimited 2019-20

Prospects Unlimited 2019-20

Prospects Unlimited, along with Future Watch and Draft Preview, is the third leg in our trio of issues dedicated entirely to the best and brightest players of tomorrow. Prospects Unlimited features exhaustive In The System breakdowns (nearly 1,200 players in total) and a spotlight on a key prospect for each NHL team, as well as our exclusive Top 100 Players 21 and under, ranging from the pros to midget. Also in the issue: Has increased scouting led to better drafting?; Our way-too-early 2020 mock draft; Cale Makar vs. Quinn Hughes: who’s the better young D-man; and much more!

A thousand words

Something’s Burning

A trade to Calgary brings new fire and hope to Milan Lucic. He inhales a generous helping of Saddledome air during the national anthems in the adrenaline-fuelled seconds before the puck drops on an October home game.

BUZZ

HALL OF FAME LOCK-O-METER

The Hockey Hall of Fame’s recent induction classes have been unpredictable, but we can count on hearing one name called for 2020

Time Out

Separated At Birth/Name Game/Puck Puzzle

PUCK PUZZLE Can your hockey brain bring its A-game?The challenge is on!The Conn Smythe Trophy usually goes to a player from the Cup-winning team. But not always. Listed here are 10 Smythe winners since 1995. The full name of a Smythe winner from a previous era will appear in the red boxes. Separated at Birth Hockey doppelgangers: can you tell these two familiar faces apart? JOHNNY GAUDREAUAmerican guy broke into NHL scene as finalist for rookie of the year in 2015. Was an NCAA national champion playing for Boston College. THOMAS IAN NICHOLASAmerican Pie actor broke into Hollywood scene in Rookie of the Year in 1993. Was a box-office champion playing a college kid in American Pie 2. Submitted by @edwinmundt Name Game Use the picture clues to uncover the name of a prominent hockey personality. NAME GAME SOLUTION:…

Opening Thoughts

Behind the scenes benefits

Dear readers, In hockey, playing defense has its subtleties. Sometimes, players who are the most effective at preventing goals are the ones who commit the fewest errors, the defenders you rarely complain about. Similarly, the next major change at The Hockey News is one you won’t notice in the magazine, in our app or on our website. It’s an investment that puts you, our Members, on an elevated pedestal when it comes to customer service. More than a year ago, I started looking for ways to provide an enhanced user experience for our Members. After a great deal of research, I decided to move all our Member management system to Montreal-based company Pelcro. I believe by migrating to this new platform as of Nov. 1, we will be better equipped to serve you…