Carter Ashton has played very will for the Toronto Marlies this season (Ross Bonander / THW)

Maple Leafs: New Year Prospects Update

Prospects Update is a bi-weekly feature that will check in on a few of the Leafs top performing prospects. This edition takes a closer look at Carter Ashton of the […]

Team USA Goaltender Jon Gillies Already Shining at World Juniors

Team USA Goaltender Jon Gillies Already Shining at World Juniors

In his first ever start in net at the IIHF World Junior Championships, Jon Gillies made 23 saves, and Team USA defeated the Czech Republic 5-1 as the tournament’s preliminary […]

NHL Draft Day (Arnold C, User:Buchanan-Hermit/Wikimedia)

Blackhawks’ Recent 1st Round Draft History is a Mixed Bag

The Chicago Blackhawks have evolved from perennial cellar-dwellers into one of the NHL’s best teams. A management shift just prior to the 2007-08 season is partly responsible for this return […]

by · December 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Prospects
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Top 10 Players to Watch at the 2014 World Junior Championships

With the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championships only days away, we take a look at a few of the players to watch and some who could have a significant impact […]

Frederik Gauthier (Rimouski Oceanic)

Maple Leafs Prospects: December Update

Prospects Update is a bi-weekly feature that will check in on a few of the Leafs top performing prospects. The fourth edition looks at 1st round pick Frederik Gauthier and […]

by · December 16, 2013 · 1 comment · Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs
Zach Fucale is the top ranked goaltender for the NHL Entry Draft  [photo: David Chan]

Canadiens Prospect Zach Fucale Will Fix Canada’s World Junior Goaltending Problem

Montreal Canadiens prospect Zach Fucale will be the backbone of the Canadian entry at the upcoming World Junior Championships, a team that will be in search of their first Gold […]

by · December 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Montreal Canadiens, Prospects
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What You Need To Know About Ryan Strome

It’s not often that an NHL club calls up their top prospect, flies him across the country, and then decides to scratch him a few hours before his heralded NHL […]

by · December 13, 2013 · 1 comment · New York Islanders, Prospects
Riley Barber (Jeff Sabo/Miami University)

Washington Capitals Prospect Riley Barber Talks WJC, Miami

Coming in as defending champs, the United States will have a clear target on their backs in the Under 20 World Junior Classic this December. Washington Capitals forward prospect Riley […]

by · December 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Prospects, Washington Capitals
Tyler Toffoli has had a torrid November, making him a hard to ignore option in most fantasy formats. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Kings’ Tyler Toffoli: Future NHL Star?

  TOFFOLI IS A “NATURAL SCORER” Given Tyler Toffoli’s position on the King’s third line, it may be easy to bypass his near point per game pace this season.  According […]

by · December 11, 2013 · 2 comments · Los Angeles Kings, Prospects
Jonathan Drouin could be a future dream linemate of  Steven Stamkos [photo: David Chan]

Canada Announces WJC Selection Camp Roster

Hockey Canada announced it’s selection camp roster today for the upcoming World Junior Championships in Sweden. With Brent Sutter back behind the helm, there’s a new sense of optimism as […]

Connor Brown (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Erie Otters: From Outhouse to Penthouse

The Erie Otters have gone from bottom to top of the heap in short order. Languishing in the OHL’s cellar the last few seasons, that is no longer the case, […]

by · November 28, 2013 · 0 comments · OHL, Prospects
Connor Carrick (Tom Turk/THW)

Q & A With Washington Capitals Prospect Connor Carrick

Washington Capitals prospect Connor Carrick talks to The Hockey Writers about life as a pro, junior hockey amont other things.

by · November 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Prospects, Washington Capitals