Aaron Ekblad.  (Photo: Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Big Time or Bust, Can the Best of the OHL Repeat?

Part 2 can be found here.. When any hockey player has a great season, regardless of being a skilled rookie or a chiseled veteran, one often wonders how he will […]

Tomas Jurco's Offensive Creativity is Key to Slovakia's Success - Interview by Steve Dangle at Memorial Cup (THW Correspondent)

Tomas Jurco: The Next Red Wings Star?

On Thursday night the QMJHL’s Saint John Sea Dogs became back-to-back President’s Cup winners, clobbering the Rimouski Oceanic 8-0 in the closing game of their Championship series sweep. The result […]

by · May 11, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Player Profiles, Prospects, QMJHL
Andrey Makarov – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – The “Other” Russian Goalie

Andrey Makarov – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – The “Other” Russian Goalie

Andrey Makarov THW Close-Up: Date of Birth: April 20, 1993 Place of Birth: Kazan, Russia Height: 6’1″    Weight: 178 lbs. Shoots: Left Position: G NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012 For complete […]

Brayden Schenn is widely considered a Flyers untouchable (theseoduke/Flickr)

Brayden Schenn Impressed During Flyers’ Playoff Run

While the beginning of Brayden Schenn’s first full National Hockey League season was a little rough, he had clearly established himself in the Flyer’s lineup by the All-Star break. He […]

by · May 9, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Philadelphia Flyers, Player Profiles
Holtby down and out tracks down the puck (Tom Turk/THW)

The Case of Holtby v. Lundqvist

It’s a little too early to compare Braden Holtby to Ken Dryden… or is it? Dryden made his NHL debut in 1971 after playing six regular-season games with a 0.957 […]

Adam Pelech is a big defenseman who could make strides in the Isles' prospect system.  (Photo: Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Adam Pelech Carrying on Family Tradition

An unknown author once said, “A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.” In the case of Adam Pelech, he has two brothers to share the memories and dreams with. […]

by · May 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects
Image By: Peter Harling

“What’s It All About Alfie?” Will Daniel Alfredsson Stay or Go?

It is very difficult to put into words what Daniel Alfredsson has meant to the Ottawa Senators organization. From day one, there always seemed to be something special about him. […]

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 […]

(Rich Kane/Icon SMI)

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 […]