Slater Koekkoek (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

Slater Koekkoek – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Slater Koekkoek THW Close-up: Date of Birth: February 18, 1994 Place of Birth: Mountain, Ontario Height: 6’2″  Weight: 183 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Defence NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012     Slater […]

Jamie Benn is a stalwort of the Stars power play and is tied for the team lead with nine power-play points. (HermanVonPetri/Flickr)

The magical fourth year: 10 players you want to draft for next season!

In the era of in-depth analysis, sabermetrics and advanced statistics, more and more fantasy experts are talking about the magical fourth season for NHL players. Most of you would ask, […]

by · April 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Fantasy, Player Profiles, Previews and Predictions, Top 10 Lists
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Henrik Lundqvist: Why the Rangers Goalie Deserves to Win the Vezina

Today, the NHL announced the finalists for the Vezina Trophy, awarded each season to the league’s best goaltender. For the 2011-12 season, the three nominees for the award are the […]

by · April 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Player Profiles, Previews and Predictions
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Leigh Salters Florida Everblades

Dr. Robert Schuller once said, “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”  That has to be true as that is a possible reason why Leigh Salters has had the […]

by · April 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Minor League Report, Player Profiles, Prospects
Critchlow has been a great leader this season (Remi Senechal- The Canadian Press)

The Next Undrafted Gem? Cameron Critchlow

Cameron Critchlow DOB: December 18, 1991 NHL Rights: N/A Drafted: Undrafted Height: 5’10″  Weight: 190 lbs Position: Left Winger Current Team: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) ◊◊◊◊ Never known for his offensive […]

by · April 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, Player Profiles, Prospects, QMJHL
Kuusamo joined the SWYHL's Northwest Regulators in the fall of 2011.  He recorded a 3.41 GAA, a .901% save percentage and five shutouts in 33 games.  He was named MVP by both team management and by his teammates.  Kuusamo also helped his team win the SWYHL Midget AA championship.  (Photo courtesy of Jerry Simper)

International Spotlight: Villehart Kuusamo

4713.  The number of miles Villehart Kuusamo traveled from Ylitornio, Finland, to Salt Lake City, Utah.  As astonishing as that number is, it is even more remarkable to think that […]

by · April 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, National Juniors, Player Profiles, Prospects
(Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

Stuart Percy: A Budding Maple Leaf

With the Toronto Maple Leafs having just finished a season they would prefer to not remember for very long, Leafs fans are once again looking to the future in hopes […]

Mikkel Boedker certainly found a scoring touch last season and will be looking to repeat such results for the upcoming season. (Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE)

Mikkel Boedker Emerges In Game 3 For Phoenix Coyotes

Mikkel Boedker has not received a tremendous amount of attention in the aftermath of Game 3. Quite understandably, the attention has been focused on the Raffi Torres hit and its […]

by · April 18, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes, Player Profiles
Brady Skjei (Photo courtesy of Jana Chytilova)

Brady Skjei – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Defending His Climb Up the Rankings

Brady Skjei THW Close-Up: Date of birth: March 26, 1993 Place of birth: Lakeville, Minnesota Ht: 6’2″  Wt: 203 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Defense NHL Entry Draft Eligibility: 2012 *Click […]

by · April 18, 2012 · 1 comment · Player Profiles, Prospects
(Lisa Battista)

Ryan Garbutt An Unconventional Prospect

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”  –Herb Brooks (attributed) Twenty-six year-old Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt is an unconventional prospect, if even he can be called a […]

by · April 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Dallas Stars, Player Profiles, Prospects
Keli Grant.  (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Together Yet Apart: Grant Twins Now Both in the OHL

Many times, in hockey, twins have found themselves playing together on the same team. Daniel and Henrik Sedin have been captivating fans of the Vancouver Canucks since they were drafted […]

Callahan has served as the Rangers captain since 2011-12 (Rich Kane/Icon SMI)

Ryan Callahan: The NHL’s Ultimate All-Around Player

On every NHL team, the collection of players all bring different skills to the table. There are the players who can generate offense, the players who can hit, the players […]

by · April 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Player Profiles