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NHL Entry Draft: Draft Combine (Physical Testing) – Separating the Men from the Boys

By , June 5, 2011 10:34 am
Gabriel Landeskog at the 2011 NHL Draft Combine

Gabriel Landeskog at the 2011 NHL Draft Combine

Racki’s note: This is a great article by Zackman35 which helps us understand the physical testing that goes on at the NHL Combine. This has been added to our Resources section.

The NHL Combine gives us fans, but more importantly, the NHL organizations an indicator of physiological development and physical fitness of a young hockey player. These young potential prospects take part in various testing over a fairly short time frame (a week). During this week they are not only psychologically tested but physically tested as well, which helps give us and scouting staff a better perspective whether or not these young men will be able to compete at an elite level, and helps pin-point how far away they may be from competing. The purpose of this post/thread is to help give a fan a better understanding of how to interpret the draft combine.

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World Junior Hockey Championships Stage Set

By , January 2, 2011 9:44 pm

2011 WJHC Semi-final games have been decided..

2011 WJHC Semi-final games have been decided..


The teams advancing to the semi-final have been set.

Russia will first face Sweden on Monday at 1:30PM MST. Canada will then face the USA (also on Monday) at 5:30PM MST. The winners of the games will face each other for the gold, while the losers will play for the bronze. Both final games will take place on Wednesday. The bronze medal game will take place at 1:30PM MST, and the gold medal game will take place at 5:30PM MST.

All games should be available on TSN in Canada. The USA games are apparently going to play on the NHL Network for American viewers.

Want to catch a glimpse of our future?

By , November 30, 2009 9:08 pm


As per the Oilers home page, Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson and Anton Lander have been named to the Swedish World Junior team. The World Junior Hockey Championships are in Regina and Saskatoon this year. It might be worth a drive out there if you can get tickets to see MPS in action. But at the very least, we’ll be able to see them on TV.

Lander and Svensson are linemates for Timra IK of the Swedish Elite League. In 25 games, Svensson has 7 goals, 9 assists for 16 points and is -1. Lander has 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points and is also -1.

Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson currently ranks 30th in points amongst all players in the SEL. He is also 2nd in points amongst players 21 years of age or younger. Only Marcus Kruger (age 19) has more points, with 22 in 24 games (8 goals 14 assists).

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