Nail Yakupov: A Complicated Story (Metcalfe Photography)

Is Yakky Back? Making Sense of the Yakupov Situation

Over the past few days, Nail Yakupov has been making headlines after receiving word that he was suspended from playing in any more Kontinental Hockey League games until further notice. […]

by · September 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, Edmonton Oilers, International Hockey, KHL, National Juniors, News/Commentary, OHL, Prospects
Edmonton Oilers Top 10 Prospects:  Fall 2012 Edition

Edmonton Oilers Top 10 Prospects: Fall 2012 Edition

With the NHL’s players being locked out, there’s not a lot of on-ice NHL news for fans.  Which appears to be the perfect time to unveil the fall edition of […]

by · September 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Minor League Report, Prospects
Dispatches From Planet Hockey: See U In Buffalo Edition

Dispatches From Planet Hockey: See U In Buffalo Edition

by Jas Faulkner,  contributing editor BEGIN DISPATCH::TERRESTRIAL TIMESTAMP NINER-TWO-SIX-NINER-FIVE-SIX-GEE MINUS SIX “We’re going to be watching a lot of hockey, come October.” That rather optimistic statement came from Phil Housley, […]

by · September 26, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Elsewhere on the Web, National Juniors, News/Commentary, Prospects
Jonathan Huberdeau was an astute draft pick by the Florida Panthers; they hope to replicate success at the 2013 NHL Draft. (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

The Florida Panthers Have An Incredibly Deep Prospect Pool

When someone is asked about elite NHL teams, the Florida Panthers aren’t usually one of the first to come to mind. However, if that same person were to be asked about teams with elite prospect pools, the Panthers should certainly be one of the first teams thought of.

by · September 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, CHL, Florida Panthers, OHL, Prospects, QMJHL, WHL
QMJHL predictions for the 2012-13 season

QMJHL predictions for the 2012-13 season

With the 44th season in the history of the QMJHL ready to begin tomorrow night, it’s time to look at the best teams and the best players to watch in […]

by · September 19, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, Previews and Predictions, Prospects, QMJHL
Dougie Hamilton (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

2012-13 OHL Predictions – Part II: Eastern Conference

Despite several key players departing in Colin Behenna, Ivan Telegin and potentially Tanner Pearson, Dale Hawerchuk’s Barrie Colts look to remain competitive with several key new additions…

by · September 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, OHL, Prospects
Goaltender Matt Hackett was acquired in the trade for Jason Pominville from Minnesota. (Brace Hemmelgarn/US PRESSWIRE)

Which Minnesota Wild Prospect Benefits Most from the Lockout?

On February 16, 2005, before he announced the cancellation the 2004-05 NHL season, Gary Bettman may as well have whistled, “Always look on the bright side of life.” For the […]

by · September 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Prospects
Ryan Murray

Columbus Blue Jackets Prospect Ryan Murray Back In Everett

Even though we all knew it was coming, midnight this past Saturday night was sad. The NHL owners locked their players out for the second time in ten years and […]

by · September 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, Columbus Blue Jackets, Prospects, WHL
Joonas Korpisalo was chosen 62nd overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.  Since then, his professional life has become a whirlwind.

2012 NHL Draft Follow-Up: Joonas Korpisalo

When we here at The Hockey Writers first profiled Joonas Korpisalo three months ago, he was eagerly anticipating the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.  He went into the draft in Pittsburgh […]

by · September 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets, International Hockey, National Juniors, Prospects
Carter Ashton: Target: Locked! (Liam Richards - Flickr)

Carter Ashton: The Forgotten Man In Toronto

When Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke acquired forward Carter Ashton from the Tampa Bay Lightning in return for rugged defenseman Keith Aulie the feeling was Ashton would be […]

by · September 9, 2012 · 1 comment · Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs
New Jersey Devils Prospect Profile: Defenseman Damon Severson

New Jersey Devils Prospect Profile: Defenseman Damon Severson

WHL defenseman Damon Severson was one of two New Jersey Devils prospects signed to an entry-level contract on Thursday. The Saskatchewan native was drafted by the Devils in the second […]

Mikhail Grigorenko made the Sabre out of camp. (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

2012 NHL Draft: Top 5 Picks Of Each Round

    With well over a couple months to assimilate the results of the 2012 NHL draft and subsequently recover from NDWS (NHL Draft Withdrawal Syndrome), here are my projected […]

by · September 7, 2012 · 4 comments · CHL, Montreal Canadiens, Prospects