Shawn Reznik Shawn Reznik | @ShawnTHW

Shawn started at The Hockey Writers in 2011 covering junior hockey/NCAA/European leagues for the site. In 2013, he became the Lead Writer for the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Thomas Welsh [Brock University]

Thomas Welsh Gets A 2nd Chance With The Kitchener Rangers

Thomas Welsh has taken the road less traveled over the past four years. After playing two seasons in Prep School and being drafted in the 5th round of the OHL […]

by · November 23, 2014 · 0 comments · OHL
Kevin Klein was asked to prom by Rachel Greenstein and accepted.

NYR’s Kevin Klein Gets Asked To Prom And Accepts

Celebrities get asked to prom all the time. The ones that don’t get publicized frequently are the professional athletes (who just might get more requests than anyone else). Since his days […]

by · November 22, 2014 · 2 comments · New York Rangers
Gary Bettman will soon have to make a decision about the Coyotes (Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE)

What the NFL’s DEA Investigation Could Potentially Mean For The NHL

The National Football League can’t catch a break. From Ray Rice, to Adrain Peterson, to a slew of arrests over the past few years, the league has seen better days. […]

by · November 19, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
Scott Hartnell (#43) and RJ Umberger (#18) faceoff against each other. [photo: Amy Irvin]

The Hartnell Trade Is Still Better Than You Think

“In the long run men hit only what they aim at.” – Henry David Thoreau  Given the recent play of RJ Umberger and Scott Hartnell I know this isn’t the […]

by · November 17, 2014 · 7 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

THW’s Power Rankings: Week 3

The hockey community was shaken this week by the events that took place in Ottawa. It hit home to many hockey players who played with heavy hearts. Nonetheless, hockey continued, teams […]

by · October 27, 2014 · 3 comments · Power Rankings
Tyler Toffoli has had a torrid November, making him a hard to ignore option in most fantasy formats. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

THW’s Power Rankings: Week 2

I’ll admit I was a bit trigger happy with last week’s rankings. I focused too much on standings and records instead of how well teams actually played. A new week […]

by · October 20, 2014 · 1 comment · Power Rankings
Phantoms takes on the Flames during second period action Friday at the PPL Center in Allentown.

Reznik’s Ramblings: LV Phantoms Open PPL Center With OT Win

After much waiting, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms skated onto the ice for the inaugural home-opener at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA on Friday night. The official attendance was 8,647 […]

by · October 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers, Prospects
Alex Galchenyuk (Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports)

THW’s Power Rankings: Week 1

HOCKEY IS BACK! Over the last five days each team was given the chance to play a handful of games that actually meant something. Some teams started just the way everyone […]

by · October 13, 2014 · 2 comments · Power Rankings
(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

THW’s NHL Preseason Power Rankings

It’s time for hockey season ladies and gentlemen. Rosters are being trimmed down, players are fighting for final spots, and the season starts on Wednesday. It’s time to look at […]

by · October 6, 2014 · 9 comments · Power Rankings
Scott Laughton during the Philadelphia Flyers/Washington Capitals rookie game. [photo: Amy Irvin]

Top 5 Prospects – Philadelphia Flyers

On May 7, 2014, Ron Hextall was named the new General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers. With the title, he brought with him a new foundation and thought process, mainly […]

by · October 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers, Prospects
[photo: Amy Irvin]

Reznik’s Ramblings: Thoughts on Flyers Rookie Camp

In early July the Philadelphia Flyers invited their prospects to Voorhees to train, do drills, and show what they are capable of in development camp. Fast forward two months, and […]

by · September 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers, Prospects
Radel Fazleev [photo: Amy Irvin]

Q & A with Flyers’ 6th Round Pick, Radel Fazleev

It’s no secret Russian players come with a stigma. They’re looked at as pompous, cocky, in it for themselves. They’re not traditionally thought of as team players. Many feel they […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 1 comment · Philadelphia Flyers, Prospects