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The Daily: All Eyes on Connor Bedard at the Scouting Combine

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One has to wonder what it’s like to be analyzed to the nth degree, right down to something designed to help scouts and the front office. So goes the world of all the NHL prospects, including presumed Chicago Blackhawks top pick Connor Bedard.

From how he rode the stationary bike to the answers he gives, every pair of eyes is watching what Bedard says and does.

Generational players draw this kind of attention and the Blackhawks will be bringing in one who is drawing comparisons to Connor McDavid. This is only the beginning for Bedard, where once drafted, he’ll head to Chicago where he walks in as the most anticipated first overall pick since Derrick Rose for the Chicago Bulls in 2008.

Florida Looks To Even Things Up Tonight

If Game 4 goes to overtime, you won’t hear any complaints from the Florida Panthers.  The Panthers are 7-0 in overtime this postseason and punched their seventh win on Thursday night on their only shot of overtime. Now some pressure shifts back onto Vegas, who were gifted a power play in overtime and a chance to put a stranglehold on the series.

Blackhawks In Case You Missed It

  • Kicking off Chicago Hockey Now’s prospect coverage, we look at Jayden Perron from the Chicago Steel.
  • The 2017 Draft drew loud cheers since it was in Chicago. But the reviews haven’t nearly been as kind. A look back at another missed opportunity for the Blackhawks
  • Corey Crawford wasn’t the legend that Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, or other members of the core were. But he was integral to the success of the Chicago Blackhawks. A look at whether there is consideration for the Hall of Fame

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