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Draft Watch: Top junior D this decade wears red, white and blue

Updated: October 28, 2009, 12:32 PM ET
By E.J. Hradek

Talking to an experienced amateur scout, I learned something pretty interesting. The little old U.S.A. is producing some hardcore kid defensemen.

Now, I'm not talking about Texas-born Tyler Myers, who's enjoying a heck of a start with the Sabres in Buffalo. He grew up in Western Canada and opted to compete for Team Canada in international competitions.

A more in-depth discussion of Myers will come in time in this space, but right now I'm talking about some kids who will be eligible for the draft in June.

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