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The Rat Trick Morning Links: Top Prospects, Aaron Ekblad, NHL 'D' League?


NHL.com breaks down five potentially underrated free agent signings so far. Florida Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen made the list as one of the five.

The CSS released its initial draft ‘watch’ for the 2015-NHL Draft class. No order was given but in the North American list you can see the two names that will likely occupy the top-2 spots the entire draft process, Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel.

Aaron Ekblad is ready, willing to prove himself to the Panthers.

An interesting article on John Gibson and Frederik Andersen, who both have one of the best goalie mask design in the league. A look at both their masks here.

Too Many Men On The Site breaks down the top-50 prospects in the game, with Jonathan Drouin taking the top spot and Ekblad taking the second.

A look by how an extra minor league team, equivalent to NBA’s ‘D’ League would be beneficial to the NHL.

Tags: 2015 Draft Aaron Ekblad Florida Panthers Frederik Andersen John Gibson