Radel Fazleev [photo: Amy Irvin]

Q & A with Flyers’ 6th Round Pick, Radel Fazleev

It’s no secret Russian players come with a stigma. They’re looked at as pompous, cocky, in it for themselves. They’re not traditionally thought of as team players. Many feel they […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 1 comment · Philadelphia Flyers, Prospects
Seattle's rookie phenom Mathew Barzal has the T-Birds flying (photo Christopher Mast)

WHL Predictions: Rockets Fuelled For Championship

We have a consensus — the Kelowna Rockets will be crowned Western Hockey League champions this season. In polling fellow WHL experts Andy Eide of Seattle and Ryan Pike of […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Prospects, WHL
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Flames’ Bennett Making Strides at Young Stars

Sam Bennett looked a step behind the competition in Calgary’s opener of the Young Stars prospects tournament in Penticton. Well, more like a half-step behind. Either way, the Flames’ top […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames, Prospects
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Small Players Stand Out at Young Stars

Score one for the little guys. The opening day of the Young Stars tournament belonged to a couple of 5-foot-nothings. Granted, a couple of 6-foot-somethings — Edmonton’s Mitch Moroz and […]

by · September 13, 2014 · 1 comment · Prospects
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Time’s Ticking on Jean-Gabriel Pageau

A Legend Was Born After playing in nine games for the Ottawa Senators at the end of the 2012-13 regular season, forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau earned a spot on the club’s injury […]

by · September 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Ottawa Senators, Prospects
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The Next Generation: Top 5 Ottawa Senators’ Prospects

It’s safe to say that the 2013-14 NHL season did not turn out how the Ottawa Senators had envisioned. Finishing the campaign with a 37-31-14 record, good for 88 points; the Senators were […]

by · September 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Ottawa Senators, Prospects
Ryan Sproul (Ross Bonander/THW)

5 Prospects to Watch at Red Wings Prospects Tournament

The defending Prospects Tournament champion Detroit Red Wings will look to protect their title at this year’s tournament. The Red Wings, along with seven other NHL clubs, will sport teams […]

by · September 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Detroit Red Wings, Prospects
Adrian Kempe (Photo: Håkan-Nordström)

THW’s List Of Prospects Playing In The SHL (14-15 Edition)

In the 2014-15 season, a total of 46 players will skate in the SHL, the top-tier Swedish League, formerly known as ElitSerien. Please note that this list includes only players […]

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Young Stars Watch: 12 Intriguing Prospects Attending Tournament

Missing the playoffs just plain sucks — for owners, coaches, players and, of course, fans. Fortunately for prospect junkies, that frustrating fate means a fancy new toy to unwrap at the […]

by · September 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Prospects
Ivan Barbashev is a 2-way, Russian forward [photo: David Chan]

Traverse City Breakouts: 12 Prospects to Watch

The annual Traverse City Prospects Tournament begins Friday, September 12 with six teams sending a roster full of prospects to compete. Prospects and invitees from the New York Rangers, St. […]

by · September 8, 2014 · 3 comments · Prospects
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5 Minnesota Wild Prospects Who Could Surprise

For the Minnesota Wild, prospects who surprised and surpassed expectations were a big part of the team’s success last season. Players like Erik Haula and Justin Fontaine, who prior to […]

by · September 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild, Prospects
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Canucks’ Jensen, Corrado No Longer Young Stars

So the Vancouver Canucks are sending a couple NHL players to their upcoming Young Stars prospects tournament. They must really want to win this not-so-coveted trophy in front of a […]

by · September 6, 2014 · 32 comments · Prospects, Vancouver Canucks