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Matt Dumba: The Complete Scouting Report

In all the games I’ve watched this year there has been one draft eligible prospect that has stood out among the rest.  As far as the WHL goes, Matt Dumba […]

Francis Menard joined the Guelph Storm out of Notre Dame's Midget AAA program in 2009.  He tallied 46 points and 68 penalty minutes in his first two OHL seasons.  Photo courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Francis Menard Weathering the Storm in Guelph

Over the years, there have been hockey teams who have found themselves laden with a roster that does not garner as much fanfare as others.  In the OHL, the Guelph […]

by · March 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects
The Best Part of the Zack Kassian for Cody Hodgson Trade: Marcus Foligno

The Best Part of the Zack Kassian for Cody Hodgson Trade: Marcus Foligno

  On trade deadline day when Darcy Regier helped Zack Kassian pack his luggage for Vancouver, I’m sure he knew.  I’m sure he knew that Buffalo would be benefit from […]

Tadeáš Galanský of the Saginaw Spirit.  Photo courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images

The “Import”-ance of the European CHL Goalie

Here’s a trivia question: What do Ondřej Pavelec, Jaroslav Halák, Michal Neuvirth, Peter Budaj, Robin Lehner and Anton Khudobin all have in common?  The obvious response would be that they are all […]

Jordan Schmaltz – 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Take a Gamble on a Gambler

Jordan Schmaltz – 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Take a Gamble on a Gambler

Jordan Schmaltz THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 10/8/1993 Place of birth: Verona, Wisconsin Ht: 6’2″  Wt: 174 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Defense Draft eligibility: 2012 The Green Bay Gamblers paid […]

by · March 24, 2012 · 1 comment · Player Profiles, Prospects
Ottawa Senators Top Ten Prospects

Ottawa Senators Top Ten Prospects

The Ottawa Senators began what was supposed to be a long slow and painful rebuild last year. The season has not gone according to plan; instead they sit comfortably in […]

Pavelka celebrates his third shutout of the season, a 2-0 blanking against London.  With the win, Windsor secured the eighth seed in the OHL's Western Conference and prepared to meet the same Knights in their first-round playoff series.  Photo courtesy of Tim Cornett/windsorspitfires.com

Pavelka Proving Puckstopping Prowess

If Jaroslav Pavelka were to choose a theme song for his rookie season in the OHL in 2011-12, a valid option would be Sheryl Crow’s “A Change Would Do You Good.” […]

by · March 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects
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Henrik Samuelsson – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile – International Man of Mystery

Henrik Samuelsson THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 1994-02-07 Place of birth: Leksand, SWE Ht: 6’2  Wt: 192 Shoots: Right Position: Center/winger NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012 Please Click Here for “Notes Up Front” […]

by · March 20, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, Player Profiles, Prospects, WHL
Whether a crime was committed or not, it is unfair to vote against Semyon Varlamov strictly due to an alleged action (Robin Alam/Icon SMI)

Andrei Vasilevski – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – KHL Hopper or NHL Backstopper?

Andrei Vasilevski THW Close-Up: Date of Birth: July 25, 1994 Place of Birth: Tyumen, Russia Height: 6’3″      Weight: 193 lbs. Shoots: Left Position: G NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012 For complete […]

by · March 19, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Player Profiles, Prospects
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Is David Booth Vancouver’s Tim Tebow?

The 22nd of October, 2011 may become an important date when the Canucks look back and reflect at the end of the season. This was the date Mike Gillis traded […]

by · March 18, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Florida Panthers, Player Profiles, The Business of Hockey, Vancouver Canucks
The Amazing Advancement of Brett Gustavsen

The Amazing Advancement of Brett Gustavsen

There are players on every hockey team who seem to overcome significant adversity in order to achieve their goals.  These players easily become fan favourites, mostly because of their fearless […]

by · March 18, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects
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Remembering the Past: Adam Oates

The St. Louis Blues are enjoying their best season in a long time, having climbed to the number one rank in the National Hockey League.  Led by topflight goaltending, rock-solid […]

by · March 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Player Profiles, St Louis Blues