Ask an agent: Talking to player agents in Philadelphia at the 2014 NHL Draft

Steve Dangle
July 05 2014 09:44AM

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While in Philadelphia for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Habs blogger Andrew Berkshire and myself hopped in a cab that already had two people in it. We started talking and it turned out those two other people were player agents Darryl Wolski of 2112 Hockey Agency and Aaron Schwartz of The Hockey Group.

Darryl and Aaron joined us on a lunch meet up and told us their stories and unique perspectives. While Darryl had been a player agent for a number of years, Aaron had only recently stepped aside from playing hockey to become an agent just six months ago.

Both agents agreed to an interview after lunch, sharing what it's like to be an agent, misconceptions of the job, how to get started, and more.

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The Log Off Podcast: Winners and Losers of the Free Agent Frenzy

Dimitri Filipovic
July 03 2014 02:24PM

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One lone wolf + one lone wolf makes two lone wolves, and the Islanders a winner.

There's most certainly no shortage of discussion points for this week's edition of the podcast, seeing as we're just a day removed from a 48-hour spending frenzy in the NHL. With an overwhelmingly large majority of the notable signings already in the books, we broke things down in a 'Winners' and 'Losers'-themed show.  

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Nation Network recap of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft with Steve Dangle and Dimitri Filipovic

Steve Dangle
June 29 2014 06:20PM

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DRAFT RECAP! Steve Dangle of Leafs Nation (me) and Dimitri Filipovic from Canucks Army recap the action from Philadelphia and the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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2014 NHL Entry Draft - Nations Round 1 Liveblog

Nation World HQ
June 27 2014 05:35PM

Pick # Team Player
1 FLA  Ekblad
2 BUF  Reinhart
3 EDM  Draisaitl
4 CGY  Bennett
5 NYI  Dal Colle
6 VAN  Virtanen
7 CAR  Fleury
8 TOR  Nylander
9 WPG  Ehlers
10 ANA  Ritchie
11 NSH  Fiala
12 PHX  Perlini
13 WSH  Vrana
14 DAL  Honka
15 DET  Larkin
16 CBJ  Milano
17 PHI  Sanheim
18 MIN  Tuch
19 TBL  DeAngelo
20 CHI  Schmaltz
21 STL  Fabbri
22 PIT  Kapenan
23 COL  Bleackley
24 VAN  McCann
25 BOS  Pastrnak
26 MTL  Scherbak
27 SJS  Goldobin
28 NYI  Ho-Sang
29 LAK  Kempe
30 NJD Quenneville


Welcome to the Nations liveblog! We'll be updating things here all night long as the action unfolds. Trades, picks, speculation and punditry will be the order of the day. 

the draft is Christmas in June for most hockey fans. Especially the Nations collective since every single Nations club has a pick inside the top-10. Edmonton (3), Calgary (4), Vancouver (6), Toronto (8) and Winnipeg (9) will all come away with high-end prospects this evening. Unless a GM goes off board or trades the pick for some immediate help. Don't say it can't happen. We all know Dave Nonis is dying to flip Kadri and 8th so they can pick Nick Ritchie...

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Jared McCann: Bergeron 2.0?

Steve Dangle
June 27 2014 10:02AM

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Ok, Bergeron 2.0 is a pretty unfair question to ask, but you can blame Jared McCann for that. His gifted offensive talents combined with the pride he takes in shutting the opposition down could make him a name that comes up in Selke talk in the future.

I was fortunate enough to talk to the projected mid-to-late first-rounder about his game, his development, and learning both ends of the ice. Warning: May also contain totally sweet highlight reel video.

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