Nicklas Backstrom (Tom Turk / THW)

The Essential Nick Backstrom Playoff Highlight Reel

The stellar play of Nicklas Backstrom in these playoffs has tended to get lost in the shuffle, with media focusing about Ovechkin under-performing, Dale Hunter coaching against the grain, and […]

by · May 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, Washington Capitals
Ryan McDonagh has had a tremendous season. (Rich Kane/Icon SMI)

Ryan McDonagh Has Been the Rangers’ Biggest Surprise This Season

In order to have a sixteen-point improvement in one season without a huge roster turnover, many players need to improve. Many Rangers have done that in the 2011-12 season. Henrik […]

by · May 4, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Player Profiles
Portland Winterhawks blueliner Derrick Pouliot (Photo Credit: tricia_hall/Flickr)

Derrick Pouliot – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Derrick Pouliot THW Close-Up: Date of Birth: January 16, 1994 Place of Birth: Weyburn, Saskatchewan Ht: 6-0 Wt: 181 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Defenseman NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012 In a […]

by · May 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, Player Profiles, Prospects
Mike Winther (Thomas Porter {Photographics)

Mike Winther—The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile

Mike Winther THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 9 January 1994 Place of birth: Trochu, AB, CAN Ht: 5′ 11″ Wt: 172 Shoots: Left Position: Left Wing / Center NHL Entry […]

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Brendan Leipsic – the Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospects Profile

Brendan Leipsic THW Close-Up: Date of Birth: May 19, 1994 Place of Birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba Ht: 5-9 Wt: 175 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Left Wing NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012 Every […]

WHL 2012 Bantam Draft Top 30

WHL 2012 Bantam Draft Top 30

The 2012 WHL Bantam draft is set to go Thursday, May 3rd inCalgary,Alberta.    About the WHL Bantam Draft (WHL.ca) “The bantam draft allows for the orderly transfer of players […]

Frk is a typical high-risk, high-reward prospect

Martin Frk – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile – Frk-ing good!

Martin Frk THW Close-Up: Date of birth: October 5th, 1993 Place of birth: Karlov Vary, Czech Republic Ht: 6-0 Wt: 200 Shoots: Right Position: Right wing NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012 […]

#15 Colton Sissons (Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets)

Colton Sissons–The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile

Colton Sissons THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 5 November 1993 Place of birth: North Vancouver, BC Ht: 6′ 1″ Wt: 190 Shoots: Right Position: C/RW NHL Entry Draft Eligibility: 1st […]

by · May 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, Player Profiles, Prospects, WHL
#15 Tim Bozon (Kamloops Blazers)

Tim Bozon–The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profiles

Tim Bozon THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 24 March 1994 Place of birth: St. Louis, MO Ht: 6′ 1″ Wt: 178 Shoots: Left Position: Left Wing NHL Entry Draft Eligibility: […]

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Why Jarome Iginla Needs a Stanley Cup Ring

Jarome Iginla is a very good hockey player in the midst of a very good career. The past two seasons have seen him hit some pretty big milestones. During the […]

by · April 30, 2012 · 1 comment · Calgary Flames, Player Profiles
Ryan Murray

Ryan Murray – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile

Ryan Murray THW Close-Up: Date of birth: September 27th, 1993 Place of birth: White City, Saskatchewan, Canada Ht: 6-0 Wt: 185 Shoots: Left Position: Defense NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012 *** […]

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My Apology Letter to the New York Rangers’ Chris Kreider

When the Rangers signed Chris Kreider almost three weeks ago, I was skeptical of the impact he would have for the Blueshirts. Like everybody else, I believe that Kreider has the […]