December 13th, 2012 In CHL, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Belligerence. Pugnacity. Truculence. All of these attributes are what Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke looks for in a hockey player. In Tyler Biggs, a first-round selection of the Leafs in 2011, all three can be found. A native of Binghamton, New York, Biggs is striving to become a "prototypical power forward". Those are...

December 12th, 2012 In CHL, International Hockey, Player Profiles, Prospects, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Last year the feel good story for Canada at the World Junior Championships, and in junior hockey for that matter, was Tanner Pearson. The Barrie Colts forward who had been passed over in two consecutive drafts and was not even on the radar for Canada’s summer camp. Pearson re-dedicated himself that off-season and the work paid...

December 12th, 2012 In College Hockey, Player Profiles, Prospects, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Many players are selected through the NHL entry draft at a very young age. Most players go to a junior league and quickly become club property as early as age 17. A select percent go the college route, playing NCAA hockey, sometimes up to a full four years. With the college hockey season underway, I give you an update on the Washington Capitals’...

December 11th, 2012 In Player Profiles, San Jose Sharks 0 comments

Let’s take a short trip down the memory lane, and revisit a career of a man who is not generally associated with the San Jose Sharks. Tony Granato was born in Downers Grove of Illinois, played only 279 games for the Sharks and would not go down in history as one of the greatest players to lace up a pair of skates. However, Tony Granato made one...

December 11th, 2012 In AHL, Edmonton Oilers, Player Profiles, Prospects 0 comments

  Justin Schultz came into the 2012-2013 season with a lot of hype and under even more scrutiny. Projected to start the season in the top 6 of Edmonton’s defence, many were suggesting that Schultz would not be able to hold up to all of the hype and scrutiny at the NHL level.  That he was setting himself up for failure. Enter...

December 4th, 2012 In Boston Bruins, CHL, National Juniors, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

I’ll be the first to admit that I normally do not follow junior hockey very closely. In fact, outside of the World Junior Championships, the last time I saw a major junior tilt was probably while I was growing up in Cape Breton. I can’t remember the exact date of that game, but I do recall that the Screaming Eagles were still new in town,...

December 4th, 2012 In College Hockey, Player Profiles, Prospects, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Many players are selected through the NHL entry draft at a very young age. Most players go to a junior league and quickly become club property as early as age 17. A select percent go the college route, playing NCAA hockey, sometimes up to a full four years. With the college hockey season underway, I give you an update on the Washington Capitals’...

December 3rd, 2012 In Player Profiles, Prospects, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Many players are selected through the NHL entry draft at a very young age. Most players go to a junior league and quickly become club property as early as age 17. A select percent go the college route, playing NCAA hockey, sometimes up to a full four years. With the college hockey season underway, I give you an update on the Washington Capitals’...

December 1st, 2012 In AHL, Minor League Report, Philadelphia Flyers, Player Profiles, Prospects, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Former Philadelphia Flyers defenseman, Kevin Marshall was traded to the Washington Capitals at the midway part of the season last year. He has blossomed into a reliable defenseman for the Capitals, playing for their AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears. Marshall brings a physical element to his game, along with high intensity. Marshall, 23, was...

November 30th, 2012 In CHL, OHL, Player Profiles, Previews and Predictions, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Getting cut from any competitive team is disappointing. Hearing the same disappointing words of rejection in back-to-back years flat-out sucks. Ryan Murphy has felt that pain before. With the 2013 World Junior Championships approaching, he's hoping he won't have to listen to those words again. A first-round selection of the Carolina...

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