Andrey Makarov of the Saskatoon Blades.  Photo courtesy of Steve Hiscock/

Buffalo Sabres Prospects Update: Strong World Juniors Performance

Now that the NHL lockout and the World Junior Championships are behind us, Buffalo Sabres fans have a lot to look forward to. Four of the Sabres top prospects participated at […]

by · January 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, Prospects, QMJHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Philipp Grubauer has definitely earned his shot at goaltending duties in Washington, especially with Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth struggling. (M. Richter-Capitals Outsider)

Washington Capitals Player Rankings: Long Term Prospects

As the calendar hits 2013, there are still questions on how a shortened NHL season will play out. Regardless, the Washington Capitals made great strides over the past year, including […]

by · January 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · National Juniors, News/Commentary, Prospects, Washington Capitals

Will the New York Islanders Replace Lubomir Visnovsky?

After losing his arbitration hearing, everything seemed to point to the fact that Lubomir Visnovsky would don an Islanders jersey if the NHL lockout was lifted. However, returning to the […]

by · January 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders, Previews and Predictions, Prospects
Nino Niederreiter might have been down on his luck in Long Island, but he has certainly found a home on Minnesota's top line this season. (Icon SMI)

New York Islanders Prospects to Watch in 2013

The New York Islanders will have a plethora of prospects, both offensive and defensive, to look at before an abbreviated 2012-2013 NHL season begins.

6th overall draft pick, Hampus Lindholm (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Ducklings Ripe For Picking

With the lockout unofficially over, many Ducks faithful’s will see a solid core of young skaters summoned from the Ducks AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, to fill a void in […]

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Washington Capitals’ Braden Holtby Reflects On AHL Experience

With the NHL lockout ending, numerous AHL teams will lose key players to the NHL. The Washington Capitals will gain young goalie prospect Braden Holtby, a fourth round draft pick […]

by · January 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Prospects, Washington Capitals
Spott is facing much criticism following Canada's 4th place finish (Nathan Denette/CP)

Team Canada: Epic Failure or Unrealistic Expectations?

Going into the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships, many teams were going in with high expectations.  None more so than Canada, loaded with a number of potential NHL calibre players and […]

by · January 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship
T.J. Brodie is part of a defensive group that definitely jumps into offensive play. (Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Calgary Flames prospect update, December edition

The month of December saw the fortunes of some Calgary Flames prospects dip as the we arrive into the meaty part of the season. Most notably, the Abbotsford Heat had […]

by · January 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Calgary Flames, Prospects
World Juniors Journal: 30 Final Thoughts

World Juniors Journal: 30 Final Thoughts

The ending of the dreadful NHL lockout will result in a shift in focus for the majority of hockey fans and followers, leaving marvelous memories from the 2013 World Juniors […]

Malcolm Subban looks to join his older brother, PK, as a NHL draft pick (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Highs and Lows for Boston Bruins Prospects at the World Juniors

After ten days, four Boston Bruins properties head home after the IIHF 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia. Only one future-Bruin earned a medal in the competition – Alex […]

by · January 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, International Hockey, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship
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World Juniors 2013: Florida Panthers Prospects Grades

As the anthems are being sung and medals handed out, the hockey world celebrates the accomplishments of all nations involved at this years WJHC. Among these nations, five Florida Panthers’ prospects participated and played hard in this year’s tournament. Here is how your future Florida Panthers fared.

by · January 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Florida Panthers, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship
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WJHC: Team USA An All-Around Talent Showcase

With the NHL lockout dragging on and on and fans growing increasingly frustrated with the “business” of hockey, the World Junior Hockey Championships couldn’t be a more welcome diversion.

by · January 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship