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Mooseheads’ Draft Could Be Exciting

Jared McIsaac (left) and Benoit-Olivier Groulx (right) will both be skating in the Q next year. Could they be teammates?

Jared McIsaac (left) and Benoit-Olivier Groulx (right) will both be skating in the Q next year. Could they be teammates?

We ‘re just two days away from the QMJHL Draft. Each team will be looking to reload their roster with young talent.

This year makes it is especially intirguing for the Halifax Mooseheads who hold the first overall pick. The Moose have fallen to the bottom of the league rankings after years competing for the league title and of course the Memorial Cup Championship in 2013. Along with the first overall pick, Halifax has a number of picks early in this draft, which could prove pivotal in vaulting them back into the upper echelon of not only the Q, but the CHL.

The consensus #1 pick appears to be Benoit-Olivier Groulx. A storng centremen with offensive talent, but also plays well away from the puck and defensively (more). Usually player comparisons are tough when dealing with prospects because you are not so much saying they will achieve to the same level, but they have the same style, but often that gets confused. I asked about player comparisons for Groulx and Jonathan Toews was the comparable. I’m sure there is at least a little bit of temptation on the part of Halifax to select local standout defensemen Jared McIsaac, but when you have a chance to grab a #1 centerman, you shouldn’t balk. What’s interesting is I still think there is a chance McIsaac is a Moosehead after this weekend. Read More…


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AUS Hockey in Friedman’s 30 Thoughts

Nice little shout-out to Jeff Carpenter from Nova Scotia in Elliotte Friedman’s weekly 30 Thoughts column for


Pro Stars: Reboot

Pro Stars

“I’m tired of your renegade ways Gretzky.”


Don’t tell me you forgot again this year? It’s like you just don’t care…about cereal.

Honestly as a kid, I wasn’t a huge cereal eater. Occasionally, Cap’n Crunch or Corn Pops, but there was one that I demanded my mom buy for me: Pro Stars. Largely because at the time of production it featured my hero, Wayne Gretzky, on the box. Now the cereal wasn’t anything great from what I recall, but it did have The Great One.

A few years later, the Pro Stars brand expanded to encompass a Saturday morning cartoon featuring the aforementioned Gretzky, teaming up with Michael Jordan and Bo Jackson to fight evil in the world. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the cartoon, so I thought it would be fitting to think about who would star in the contemporary version of the show. Read More…

MacDonald Comfortable with Flyers Again

Judique native, Andrew MacDonald is re-establishing himself as a solid defender for the Flyers after some difficulty this past season.