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Dysin Mayo — The Next Ones: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Dysin Mayo THW Close-Up:   Date of birth: 1996-August 17 Hometown: Victoria, B.C. Ht:6’1″ Wt: 180 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Defenseman NHL Draft Eligibility: 2014 1st year eligible Twitter:@KetchupWithMayo THW The […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Prospects, WHL
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What Will Mike Johnston’s Legacy in Portland Be?

Tuesday afternoon the Pittsburgh Penguins announced they had their man. Mike Johnston was announced as the new head coach tasked with finding a way to get the Penguins to live […]

by · June 26, 2014 · 0 comments · CHL, Other Leagues, WHL
Portland's Chase De Leo could be a steal in the 2014 NHL Draft (WHL photo)

Chase De Leo – The Next Ones: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Chase De Leo THW Close-Up:   Date of birth: 1995-October 25 Hometown: La Mirada, CA Ht:5’10″ Wt: 175 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Centre NHL Draft Eligibility: 2014 1st year eligible Twitter:@Dels9 […]

by · June 24, 2014 · 0 comments · CHL, NHL Entry Draft, WHL
Julius Honka is a high-flying defenseman ( Christopher Mast)

Julius Honka — The Next Ones: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Julius Honka THW Close-Up:   Date of birth: 1995-December 3rd Hometown: Jyaskyla, Finland Ht:5’11″ Wt: 175 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Defense NHL Draft Eligibility: 2014 1st year eligible Twitter: @HonkaJulius THW […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · CHL, NHL Entry Draft, Prospects, WHL
Josh Wesley, defenseman for the Plymouth Whalers. (via Josh Wesley)

Q & A with Josh Wesley of the Plymouth Whalers

Those of us lucky enough to grow up with great fathers usually try to emulate them in one way or another as we grow older and become men or women […]

by · June 12, 2014 · 2 comments · OHL, Prospects
Mike Vellucci

Meet Mike Vellucci

While the hunt for a new head coach continues in Raleigh, perhaps now is a good time to take a quick look at a recent front office hire who will […]

Tristan Jarry (Shoot the Breeze Photography)

Edmonton Oil Kings Take It All

Edmonton is the City of Champions once again. Although the Edmonton Oilers are in a playoff drought, the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League certainly are not. The […]

by · May 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, WHL
(Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

A Look Back: Gabriel Landeskog’s Unique Path to Success

When the name Gabriel Landeskog is mentioned around NHL circles, there are a few words that are bound to pop up nearly every time. Leader is obvious, as the 21-year-old […]

by · May 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Colorado Avalanche, OHL
Dane Fox (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

With Tempered Enthusiasm: The Dane Fox Experiment

Looking to the future Canuck’s fans by now have heard plenty about the success our OHL prospects are having during the playoffs. Three of them at the moment are among […]

by · April 27, 2014 · 2 comments · OHL, Vancouver Canucks
Nathan MacKinnon (Ryan Taplin/Metro Halifax News)

MacKinnon’s Success No Surprise to Former Junior Teammate

A ticket to see Nathan MacKinnon and his Colorado Avalanche teammates play these playoffs at home will, on average, cost $225 a seat to witness in person. Yet for one individual, […]

by · April 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Colorado Avalanche, QMJHL
Kevin Gagne with the Norfolk Admirals Photo Credit: (John Wright/Norfolk Admirals)

Kevin Gagne Blossoming with the Norfolk Admirals

There is no question about it–the Anaheim Ducks American League affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, are built on a defensive foundation. Norfolk is currently home to some of the premier defenders […]

by · March 11, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Norfolk Admirals, QMJHL
Ivan Barbashev is a 2-way, Russian forward [photo: David Chan]

Top 10 QMJHL Prospects

The QMJHL has always produced some phenomenal talent.  This year may not be nearly as impressive for the QMJHL in terms of bonafide talent, but the first few names on […]

by · February 27, 2014 · 1 comment · NHL Entry Draft, QMJHL, Top 10 Lists