Reid Gardiner (Thomas Porter/WHL)

Recent NHL Drafts Give Over-Agers Hope

Heading into the weekend of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in Philadelphia, Reid Gardiner probably felt pretty confident. The Prince Albert Raiders, his team, made it into the WHL’s playoffs […]

by · January 14, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
Morgan Klimchuk (Brad Watson/WHL)

No Pressure for Flames Pick Morgan Klimchuk

Life can be full of pressure for a young hockey player. Doubly so for a first round draft pick. Particularly if the franchise that drafted you hadn’t had a first […]

by · January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames, Prospects
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The NHL Has a Scouting Problem

The longer I have been involved in hockey analytics the more and more I am finding myself interested in looking at the draft, the market inefficiencies and just how poorly […]

by · January 12, 2015 · 11 comments · Advanced Stats, Prospects
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Is Varone’s Two-goal Night Enough for Sabres to Give Him Another Shot?

Not only have the Buffalo Sabres hovered around the bottom of the National Hockey League’s standings for the second season in a row, but the injury bug has forced the […]

by · January 9, 2015 · 3 comments · Buffalo Sabres, Prospects
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Leon Draisaitl Returning to Junior Positive for His Development

Leon Draisaitl’s emotional roller coaster of a rookie season has taken yet another turn. With the Edmonton Oilers confirming that Draisaitl would be returned to the CHL, it is yet another […]

by · January 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, Prospects
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Comparing BU’s Jack Eichel to Other College Hockey Greats

If you have been watching team USA play in the World Junior Hockey Championship, or if you’ve been following Boston University in college hockey. You’ve been exposed to the Jack […]

by · January 5, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, Prospects
Duclair skated in 18 games with the Rangers this season (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Rangers Prospects Shine at WJC

The 2015 World Junior Championships are coming to a close, and with so much focus on the draft eligible players in this year’s tournament, it is easy to forget that […]

by · January 4, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Rangers, Prospects
Sergei Tolchinsky (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

In the Pipeline: Tolchinsky and Wallmark

Alex Nedeljkovic may have already gone back to the Plymouth Whalers, but the Carolina Hurricanes still have two prospects competing in the 2015 World Junior Championships: Sergei Tolchinsky of Russia […]

by · January 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Carolina Hurricanes, Prospects
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Victorious Vasilevskiy Returns to AHL

Tampa Bay Lightning super goalie prospect Andrei Vasilevskiy improved his record in the NHL to 3-1-0 on the season. He got the win last night in Buffalo with a very […]

by · January 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Prospects, Tampa Bay Lightning
WJC Recap: Canada-USA In 140 Characters Or Less

WJC Recap: Canada-USA In 140 Characters Or Less

Epic. Unreal. Typical. Three fitting adjectives for Canada’s 5-3 victory over the Americans in their traditional New Year’s Eve clash to decide first place in pool play at the World […]

#HereWeGo: McDavid vs. Eichel

#HereWeGo: McDavid vs. Eichel

This is the game everybody has been waiting for: Canada vs. USA. McDavid vs. Eichel. The top two prospects for the 2015 NHL draft — Canada’s Connor McDavid and USA’s […]

Connor McDavid: Will Carolina win the lottery? (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Team Canada Players Who Will Become Full Time NHLers

With Team Canada three games into the round robin, currently sporting a 3-0 record, it’s once again looking like Canada will have a great chance to possibly go on a deep […]