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This Week in The Hockey News magazine: Draft Preview 2016

It’s THN’s highly anticipated, XL-sized Draft Preview 2016 edition, featuring our top 100 prospects with scouting reports on each, plus break downs for each of the 30 NHL teams and features on Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine or Jesse Puljujarvi and more.

It’s THN’s highly anticipated, XL-sized Draft Preview 2016 edition, featuring our top 100 prospects with scouting reports on each, plus reports on each of the 30 NHL teams: their needs now and down the road, their cap situations and their recent shrewd/not-so-shrewd draft picks. Also in the issue: AUSTON’S POWER – We’ve never seen a No. 1 overall prospect like Auston Matthews. He hails from the Arizona desert, has Mexican bloodlines and spent his draft year playing pro in Switzerland. He’s ready to transform a franchise with his size, smarts, swagger and remarkable offensive creativity THE WIN-WIN FINNS – Teams can do no wrong with Laine or Puljujarvi at No. 2 or 3. Which one to take depends on needs BLOODLINE BENEFITS – Does being the son of an NHLer really give a kid a better chance of making the big league SCOUTING ROUNDTABLE – Scouts sound off on the ins and outs of talent mining WORST. DRAFT. EVER. – 1996 surely yielded the ugliest first round of all-time. How could there have been so many misses? PURE TORTURE – What happens when a THNer decides to brave the physically gruelling NHL draft combine? TANK JOB – No team is tanking. That’s a fact. But the draft lottery hasn’t eliminated the incessant talk like it should have REVIVED RED MACHINE – Are Russian draft prospects in vogue again? SNEAK PEAKS – Who will be the top podium prize in 2017, 2018 and 2019?

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