Jack Eichel(Photo: Dan and Margaret Hickling )

3 Takeaways From Friday At The Combine

The media session only lasted for 30 minutes.  But that was more than enough time for major storylines to develop. Friday at the NHL Combine was highlighted by the afternoon […]

by · June 6, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
McDavid-Eichel Debate Continues at NHL Combine

McDavid-Eichel Debate Continues at NHL Combine

The scrums gathered early on the second level looking over the First Niagara rink of the HARBORCENTER in Buffalo on Friday. With four NHL prospects set to speak late Friday […]

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5 Puck-Moving Defensemen Available in the 2015 NHL Draft

You know the kind: they weave through the neutral zone effortlessly, puck on a string, and hit a streaking winger with a pinpoint pass as he’s hitting the blue line. Or […]

Pavel Zacha (Photo: OHL Images)

Pavel Zacha – The Next Ones: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Pavel Zacha THW Close-Up: Team: Sarnia Sting (OHL) Birthdate: April 6, 1997 Hometown: Brno, Czech Republic Height: 6’3″  Weight: 210lbs Position: Centre Shoots: Left NHL Draft Eligibility: 2015 first year […]

by · June 5, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
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Comets Wonder-Goalie Markstrom May Finally Be NHL Ready

Markstrom Leading the Way in Utica As impressive as the Utica Comets have been this year — with a run to the AHL Calder Cup Finals in only their second year […]

Dylan Strome of the Erie Otters [photo: OHL Images]

2015 NHL Draft: Top 5 Centres Not Named McDavid or Eichel

While the 2015 Draft is all about star prospects Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, and rightly so, people tend to forget the multitude of talent available past the projected first […]

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Kelowna Rockets forward Nick Merkley is knocking on the door of the top 10 for the 2015 NHL draft after earning WHL rookie of the year honours last season and then leading the league in scoring at last month's holiday break. He's since been surpassed but remains a riser in the various rankings.

5 Draft Risers From Memorial Cup

With the Memorial Cup wrapping up on the weekend, that marked the official end of the scouting season. The Canadian Hockey League’s championship tournament was the final showcase for draft-eligible […]

by · June 3, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL, Prospects
Power forward Lawson Crouse (OHL Images)

10 Players To Watch For At The NHL Combine

The premier predraft event is about to take off. The NHL Combine is now in its fourth day in Buffalo.  Draft prospects are interviewing with teams, hoping to make a lasting impression […]

by · June 3, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
Leon Draisaitl (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Leon Draisaitl: Building Block or Trade Chip?

Leon Draisaitl made the most of his return to junior hockey. While his Kelowna Rockets fell just short of a Memorial Cup, losing 2-1 in overtime to the Oshawa Generals, […]

by · June 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, Prospects
Matej Tomek had little trouble adjusting to North American hockey in his first year overseas. (NAHL Hockey)

Matej Tomek – The Next Ones: NHL 2015 Draft Prospect Profile

Matej Tomek THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 05/24/1997 Place of birth: Bratislava, Slovakia Ht: 6’2.5″     Wt: 180 lbs Catches: Left Position: Goaltender NHL Draft Eligibility: 2015 Twitter: @MatejTomek42 THW The Next Ones Rankings (February): not ranked […]

Oskar Lindblom at Philadelphia Flyers development camp. [Photo: Amy Irvin]

Ranking The Top 10 Flyers Prospects: 5 Through 1

Over the past few years the Flyers have started drafting and developing their own defensemen. After losing Chris Pronger to a career ending injury, losing out on Ryan Suter, and being […]

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Should the Maple Leafs Pursue Zach Hyman and Mike Reilly?

The Toronto Maple Leafs have some interesting options this summer in terms of the players they could pursue. It’s not a secret that they are looking to trim the roster […]