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NHL’s Future on Display in St. Paul Saturday
by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Oct 31st 2008 6:35PM by Bruce Ciskie (author feed)
Filed under: Avalanche, Wild, NHL General, NHL DraftI’m not sure about you, but I’ll be spending my Saturday at the XCel Energy Center in St. Paul.

The Wild are on the road, but the NHL will still - sort of - be on display at “The X”. Instead of the NHL’s present, it’s the NHL’s future.

Saturday marks the first ever Minnesota College Hockey Showcase. It’s an event many years in the making that’s designed to bring together the four Minnesota-based teams in the prestigious Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

It’s also an event that will bring 30 NHL draft picks under one roof, along with one who is almost a lock to go in the first round next summer.

It’s not often that you’ll see a regular-season event in college hockey that shows off this kind of talent. I know that many of you don’t follow your favorite team’s player development, but if you do, this is going to be an enjoyable day.

It’s not Tuesday, and this is only about four WCHA teams, but I’m still going to give you a breakdown of Saturday’s action after the jump.Continue Reading

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