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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The Plight of the Florida Panthers

The old saying goes: How do you make a billionaire a millionaire? Make them the owner of a sports franchise. Those words ring true for the owners of the Florida Panthers. […]

by · August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Florida Panthers
Adrian Kempe (Photo: Håkan-Nordström)

Los Angeles Kings – Top 5 Prospects

Dean Lombardi is a brilliant general manager. With the exception of Marian Gaborik, there is no one on the current Los Angeles Kings roster with any sort of a no-movement […]

by · August 13, 2014 · 3 comments · Los Angeles Kings
Florida Panthers – Top 5 Prospects

Florida Panthers – Top 5 Prospects

Dale Tallon took a struggling Chicago Blackhawks and revamped them through trades and drafting to become a perennial Stanley Cup contender. The year after leaving the team to join the […]

by · August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Florida Panthers
Draisaitl could be a good fit for the Oilers

Edmonton Oilers – Top 5 Prospects

Edmonton has been at the bottom of the NHL for years now. With some many top picks you’d have expected them to have turned it around by now. Instead they […]

by · August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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Detroit Red Wings – Top 5 Prospects

The Red Wings are arguably the best drafting team ever. They always seem to find some kind of NHL talent in the mid-to-late rounds of the draft. Players like Henrik Zetterberg […]

by · August 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Detroit Red Wings
Brett Ritchie is coming of age. (Ross Bonander/THW)

Dallas Stars – Top 5 Prospects

The Dallas Stars seemed to turn a corner last season after Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin went on a tear and secured a spot in the playoffs. Over the last […]

by · August 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Dallas Stars
Sonny Milano (Photo: Tom Sorensen)

Columbus Blue Jackets – Top 5 Prospects

No longer the laughing stock of the NHL, the Columbus Blue Jackets have turned the corner as one of the toughest teams to play in the NHL. This past season […]

by · August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Columbus Blue Jackets
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Colorado Avalanche – Top 5 Prospects

The good news for the Avalanche is that their main roster consists of many young stars. Players like Gabriel Landeskog, Matt Duchene, and Nathan MacKinnon have all graduated to become […]

by · August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Colorado Avalanche
The Risk of Blood Clots and Kimmo Timonen’s Uncertain Future

The Risk of Blood Clots and Kimmo Timonen’s Uncertain Future

Hockey is a game that forces you to spend years refining your skills. Hockey is a lifeline that’s been entrenched in your genetic makeup since childhood. Hockey is what you’re recognized […]

by · August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
Nick Schmaltz was selected just before Fabbri at No. 20.
(Diacounda Sene/YIS Photo/IOC)

Chicago Blackhawks – Top 5 Prospects

Thanks to the salary cap, the Blackhawks have had to remain competitive by trading away roster players and finding skaters in their farm system to step into the fold. At […]

by · August 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
Alex Nedeljkovic moved up in CSS's final draft rankings, and there is good reason for the higher listing. (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Carolina Hurricanes – Top 5 Prospects

The Carolina Hurricanes have been on the outside looking in of the NHL’s elite for the past five seasons. Jim Rutherford unexpectedly stepped down from the general manager position at […]

by · August 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Carolina Hurricanes
Sam Bennett of the Kingston Frontenacs [photo: Terry Wilson/OHL Images]

Calgary Flames – Top 5 Prospects

The Calgary Flames haven’t made the playoffs since 2008-09 and it doesn’t look like they’ll be returning to the postseason anytime soon. Brian Burke and company are, however, starting to […]

by · August 4, 2014 · 1 comment · Calgary Flames