#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 […]

In 2010-11, the young Norwegian became one of the best scorers that the Frisk Asker junior teams had ever seen.  He scored 87 points in only 29 games with the U17s despite being a year younger than many of his teammates.  (Photo courtesy of Espen Hildrup)

International Spotlight: Kristian Nervik Nilsen

Norway may not be a veritable hockey superpower at the moment but, despite that, they are still a very proud nation.  Players in that country are improving every year and […]

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Coda Gordon—The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile

Coda Gordon THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 4 August 1994 Place of birth: Cochrane, AB Ht:6’1  Wt: 182 Shoots: Left Position: Left Wing NHL Entry Draft Eligibility: 1st time eligible […]

by · April 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, Prospects, WHL
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
In September 2011,

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