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Fantasy Hockey Chutes And Ladders: And The Winner Is?

After six months, the fantasy hockey season is over. There were 26 weeks of battles and wars that had probably more subplots than “War And Peace”. I saw quite a […]

Chris Driedger (Lisa McRitchie/Kuklas Korner)

Chris Driedger – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile

Chris Driedger THW Close-Up: Date of Birth: May 18, 1994 Place of Birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba Ht: 6-2 Wt: 186 lbs Catches: Right Position: Goaltender NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012 In sports, […]

by · April 9, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, Player Profiles, Prospects
Andy Andreoff of the Oshawa Generals.  Photo courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Top 10 Underrated OHL Overagers of 2011-12 Picks 5 to 3

5. Marc-Anthony Zanetti – A fifth-round pick in the 2007 OHL Priority Selection, 100th overall, to the Ottawa 67′s, Richmond Hill native Marc-Anthony Zanetti found himself in a logjam on the blueline with his prospective major junior team in his first year of major junior eligibility.

by · April 9, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects
Zemgus Girgensons – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – The Latvian Locomotive

Zemgus Girgensons – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – The Latvian Locomotive

Zemgus Girgensons THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 1/5/1994 Place of birth: Riga, Latvia Ht: 6’2″  Wt:  198 lbs Shoots: Left Position: C/RW NHL Entry Draft Eligibility: 2012 He’s been drafted […]

Top 10 Underrated OHL Overagers of 2011-12

Top 10 Underrated OHL Overagers of 2011-12

Part 1 – Picks 10, 9 Part 2 – Picks 8, 7, 6 Part 3 – Picks 5, 4, 3 Part 4 – Picks 2, 1 As the 2011-12 OHL […]

by · April 7, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects
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Sean Couturier Defends Broad Street

Sean Couturier won’t get any votes for this year’s Calder Trophy given to the NHL’s best rookie. The more defensive role of the Flyers’ 19 year-old center is often lost […]

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Mike Smith Sets Record; Cements Vezina Trophy Candidacy

Not so long ago I wrote an article where I argued that Mike Smith was the key player for the Phoenix Coyotes’ playoff chances. It has to be said that […]

by · April 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes, News/Commentary, Player Profiles
When Lino Martschini came into the OHL in 2010, he showed that he played bigger than his 5'5", 125-pound frame.  He finished third in team scoring with 58 points in 61 games, including 20 goals, becoming an instant fan favourite in Peterborough.  Photo courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Martschini, Trutmann Say Goodbye to OHL

Since 1980, when the OHL separated from the Ontario Hockey Association, several European countries have had representation in the league as import players. One country with significantly lower numbers than […]

Wayne Simmonds Proving Vital To Flyers’ Stanley Cup Hopes

Wayne Simmonds Proving Vital To Flyers’ Stanley Cup Hopes

Upon becoming a Flyer, if you’d have told Wayne Simmonds that he would be one of the most vital players to Philadelphia’s playoff success this season, he would probably have […]

by · April 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers, Player Profiles
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Ray Whitney Joins 1,000-Point Club; Has Big Impact In Phoenix

Ray Whitney found Radim Vrbata at the back door on the power-play with a beautiful cross-ice feed to make it 3-0 as the Phoenix Coyotes secured a valuable 4-0 victory […]

by · April 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes, Hockey History, News/Commentary, Player Profiles
Shown here with Flemingsbergs IK J20, Niklas Nordlund cemented his reputation while playing for the junior teams of Ilves Tampere in his hometown.  Over the years, he competed against several players who have since come to North America.  Photo courtesy of Bengt Pettersson

International Spotlight: Niklas Nordlund

There are some cities in Europe which have significant hockey history. Many of these cities have seen several championships over the years and have had many players succeed in professional […]

by · April 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, National Juniors, Player Profiles, Prospects
Mike Smith Still Key To Playoff Chances Of The Phoenix Coyotes

Mike Smith Still Key To Playoff Chances Of The Phoenix Coyotes

Radim Vrbata scored two goals and Mike Smith stopped 38 shots as the Phoenix Coyotes beat the San Jose Sharks 2-0 on Thursday night moving into the Western conference’s top […]

by · March 31, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes, News/Commentary, Player Profiles