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Bringing you fantasy hockey keeper league advice for NHL prospects from multiple junior leagues including; OHL, WHL, QMJHL, NCAA, USHL, AHL, KHL, SHL, Liiga and more. Giving you great scouting tips both live and on the television. Peter Harling will keep you up to date for all things Fantasy Hockey prospects.


Erie Otters recently hired Kiana Scott as a member of their scouting staff, and she joins Peter to talk about her trail blazing journey to become the first female scout in the OHL.

Kiana talks about some of the challenges along the way, obstacles she has overcome, mentors she has had along the way and how she was discovered by the Erie Otters and recruited by them.

Kiana gives some tips on scouting, what to look for in hockey sense, skating, puck skills and how even watching warm-up can be telling towards a players character.

If you are chasing the dream of being a hockey scout, or becoming involved in hockey in any capacity, this is a episode you want to listen to.

Follow Kiana on Twitter at: @Scott6Kiana

Thanks to Kiana for sharing her story and her time, and thank you to the Erie Otters organization.

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Steve Kournianos from the Draft Analyst joins the podcast to talk some 2020 NHL Draft prospects.

Pete opens the show with questions from the listener. Thanks for the great questions.

Draft prospects Pete picks Steves brain on include

Jake Sanderson (32:50)

Dylan Holloway (40:57)

Sam Colangelo (53:25)

Rodion Amirov (59:24)

Marat Khusnutdinov (1:09:)

Noel Gunler (1:17:42)

Be sure to read the great work Steve provides, find his work here

Blog: The Draft Analyst

Twitter: @TheDraftAnalyst

YouTube: Prospect Film Room

Podcast: The Draft Analyst

Enjoy the show, and thanks for listening

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Mike Dawson, Head North American Amateur Scout for the Carolina Hurricanes joins the podcast. Mike shares his thoughts on several of Carolinas top prospects, what they like about each player and what the short term future and path to the NHL looks like

Players discussed include:

Jake Bean (1:45)

Ryan Suzuki (5:37)

Jamieson Rees (10:02)

Joey Keane (13:56)

David Cotton (17:44)

Tuukka Tieksola (21:27)

Pyotr Kochetkov (23:20)

Mike also shares his thoughts on how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected hockey from scouting to the loss of the Scouting Combine, playoffs, U-18, and Memorial Cup.

Peter asks Mike for some scouting tips for all you aspiring and "Hobey scouts". Questions such as:

How to interview players?

How to spot hockey smarts?

How important is body language?

What to look for when watching a player when they do not have puck possesion?

Live views vs video views

and more.

If you enjoy the episode, please give a review, and share with your group of friends.

Thanks for listening!


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OHL Prospect expert Brock Otten joins the podcast for some OHL prospect talk.

Brok and Pete discuss some recent player signings in Jacob Ingham, Tyler Tucker, and Noel Hoefenmayer.

The talk shifts to top prospects turning pro and what to expect from them in your dynasty leagues. We include Akil Thomas (LAK), Ryan Merkley (SNJ), Liam Foudy (CBJ), Serron Noel (FLA), Kevin Bahl (NJ), and Ty Dellandrea (DAL)

Of course we got you covered with NHL Draft prospects including Quinton Byfield, Marco Rossi, Jack Quinn, Cole Perfetti, Jamie Drysdale and Will Cuyllee.

Some bonus content, we talk about two draft reentries from the OHL of note including Nico Daws and Tag Bertuzzi.

Finally Brock gives a great sleeper pick for the 2020 NHL Draft in Evan Vierling

Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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Dobber Hockey Capped writer Alex Maclean joins Peter for a record length episode. On this epic show Alex and Peter go over who they would protect from expansion draft for each 30 teams.

Then they each take turns picking from each others lists, one player from each team and why they pick each player and who was also in contention.

Who drafted better?

Team Alex

Andrei Burakovsky (COL) - Anthony Cirelli (TB) - Jakub Varana (WAS)

Scott Laughton (PHI) - Eric Haula (FLA) - Bobby Ryan (OTT)

Oscar Sundqvist (STL) - Colton Sissons (NAS) - Trevor Moore (LAK)

Zack Kassian (EDM) - Brendan Lemieux (NYR) - Tanner Pearson (VAN)

Ryan Pulock (NYI) - Dylan Demelo (WPG)

Colin Miller (BUF) - Matt Grezeleck (BOS) 

Juuso Valimaki (CGY) - Stephen Johns (DAL)

Tristan Jarry (PIT)

Aanti Raanta (ARI)

Jack Campbell (TOR)


Sam Steel (ANA) - Jordin Martinook (CAR) - Slater Koekkok (CHI) - Vladislav Gavrikov (CBJ) - Evgeni Svechnikov (DET) - Dmitri Sokolov (MIN) - Artturi Lehkonen (MTL) - Dakota Mermis (NJ) - Antti Suomela (SNJ)

Team Peter

James van Riemsdyke (PHI) - Jeff Carter (LAK) - Andreas Johnsson (TOR)

Nick Ritchie (BOS) - Tyson Jost (COL) - Alex Nylander (CHI)

Marcus Foligno (MIN) - Lias Andersson (NYR) - Henrik Borgstrom (FLA)

Max Jones (ANA) - Tage Thompson (BUF) - Christian Fischer (ARI)

Juuso Valimaki (CGY) - Troy Stecher (VAN)

Justin Faulk (STL) - Jake Bean (CAR)

Caleb Jones (EDM) - Alex Carrier (NAS)

Brayden Holtby (WAS)

Matt Murray (PIT)

Martin Jones (SNJ)


Gabriel Carlsson (CBJ) - Jason Dickinson (DAL) - Givani Smith (DET) - Noah Juulsen (MTL) - Janne Kuokkanen (NJ) -Kiefer Bellows (NYI) -Joey Daccord (OTT) - Cal Foote (TB) - Sami Niku (WPG)

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DobberProspects senior writer Joel Henderson brings the goods on WHL prospects

Adam Beckman, Kark Kastelic, Michael Teply, Wyatt Wylie, Filip Kral and John Ludvig are all prospects you need to know.

The talk covers the 2020 NHL Draft crop from the WHL with focus on...

Seth Jarvis, Connor Zary, Kaiden Guhle, Braden Schneider, Ozzy Weisblatt, Jake Neighbours, Justin Sourdif, Oliver Okuliar, and Alex Cotton.

Joel also share his sleeper prospects as well in Ridly Greig and Tristan Robins.

Enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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This episode takes a close look at QMJHL players turning pro and top 2020 draft eligible prospects.

Players discussed include:

Kevin Mandolese - Recently signed by Ottawa Senators

Mikhail Abramov - Recently signed by Toronto Maple Leafs

Alex Khovanov, Samuel Poulin, B.O. Groulx, Raphael Lavoie, and Vladislav Kotkov.

Draft eligible prospects discussed include:

Yegor Sokolov, Alexi Lafreniere, Jeremie Poirier, William Villeneuve, Hendrix Lapierre, Dawson Mercer, Lukas Cormier, Justin Barron, Theo Rochette and Brayden offers his QMJHL draft sleeper, Josh Lawrence.

Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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It seems each year the NCAA keeps producing more and more and better prospects. The NCAA has become quite a feeder league for the NHL and Fantasy Hockey. This year has a weak class of free agent prospects, but a strong crop of drafted players.

Joe Meloni from CHN joins the show for another long episode and we discuss a lot of players you need to know or own in your fantasy leagues.

First up is the free agent class. As mentioned it is not outstanding, but there are some quality prospects.

Marc Michaelis (VAN)

Connor Mackey (CGY)

Brinson Pasichnuk (SNJ)

Jack Achan (BOS)

Alec Rauhausser (FLA)

Mitchell Chaffee (MIN)

And a player Pete didn't catch that Joe says is the best of the bunch...Drew O'Connor (PIT)

We didn't get to talk about all the players we wanted to but drafted and turning pro prospects we discuss include

John Leonard (SNJ) A great hidden gem uncovered by Joe

Scott perunovich (STL) The Hobey Baker winner

Dylan Samberg (WPG)

Evan Barratt (CHI)

Wade Allison and Tanner Laczynski (PHI)

Jason and David Cotton (CAR)

Ian Mitchell (CHI)

Mattias Samuelsson (BUF)

Patrick Harper (NAS)

We assume you already know all about the likes of Trevor Zegras, Alex Turcotte, K'Andre Miller, and Tyler Madden, so we dedicated our time to the lesser know but still fantasy relevant players.

Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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Jokke rejoins the podcast to help shed some light on this years crop of free agent talents potentially signing in the NHL, top prospects crossing the pond, and of course, draft eligible prospects.


First up is Top players coming tot he NHL. Kirill Kaprizov may be the best player outside the NHL and his highly anticipated NHL debut seems to be on the horizon. Is he going to have an impact like Artemi Panarin, or Vadim Shipachoyv?

Jokke has an even better comparison.

Is Alex Romanov going to be worth the hype? Is he the Habs next franchise defenseman?

Ilya Sorokin looks to be coming to North America. Will the NY Islanders prospect have the same type of immediate impact as Igor Shestorkin had with the Rangers?

Other prospects expected to play somewhere in North America covered include: Nils Lundkvist (NYR), Samuel Fagemo (LAK), Grigori Denisenko (FLA), Jesse Ylonen (MTL), Arttu Ruostalainen (BUF), Tim Berni (CBJ), and Andrei Altybarmakyan (CHI).

Prospects that may take a little longer that were also briefly touched on include Nils Hoglander (VAN), Dominik Bokk (CR), Justus Annunen (COL), and Mattias Macelli (ARI)

Free Agents coming to North America are always a tempting fantasy hockey add, and sometimes they pay dividends. This years crop is underwhelming but includes...

Alex Barabanov - Recently signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Don't expect similar upside as last years find in  Ilya Mikhayev.

Mikko Lehtonen may be the jewel of the bunch, if he is in fact a free agent. Jokke explains more on that.

Julius Nattinen, previously an Anaheim prospect has rediscovered his game in Europe and may be headed back to North America.

Artyom Zub, links have him potentially headed to the Ottawa Senators.

Johannes Kinnvall, and Eemeli Suomi (Captian Finland) wrap up this segment.


2020 European draft prospects are all players Pete wanted to learn more about and include Shakir Mukhamadullin, Alex Pashin, Kasper Simontaival, Helge Grans, Noel Gunler, Zion Nybeck and Germans Stutzle and Peterka.

Jokke brings the good stuff for this episode, enjoy and thanks for listening!

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You know what the internet needs? One more NHL Draft rankings, so here we go.

Peter gives his top 31 prospects for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft with a short comment on each player.


The TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button joins for a long chat on the draft, scouting and what some if the Covid-19 pandemic impact is having on the draft and scouting.

2020 NHL Draft Rankings

1. Alexis Lafreniere

2. Quinton Byfield

3. Tim Stutzle

4. Cole Perfetti

5. Marco Rossi

6. Alex Holtz

7. Jamie Drysdale

8. Lucas Raymond

9. Yaroslav Askarov

10. Anton Lundell

11. Jack Quinn

12. Noel Gunler

13. Jake Sanderson

14. Dylan Holloway

15. Dawson Mercer

16. Connor Zary

17. Seth Jarvis

18. Rodion Amirov

19. Kaiden Guhle

20. William Wallinder

21. Jeremie Poirier

22. Emil Andre

23. Brendan Brisson

24. J.J. Peterka

25. Mavrik Bourque

26. Jan Mysak

27. Hendrix Lapierre

28. Braden Schneider

29. Zion Nybeck

30. Jacob Perreault

31. Tyson Foerester


Thanks to Craig Button for joining the podcast again.


Enjoy the show, and thanks for listening!


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