Ontario Hockey League

Mark Scheifele is centering the Jets' second line and is showing just why he was a top-ten pick in 2011. (OHL Images)

Can OHL Scoring Forecast Success for Jets Scheifele?

Much is being made about the recent success of Winnipeg Jets prospects Mark Scheifele and Scott Kosmachuk within the OHL.  Obviously fans and observers of the team are happy to […]

by · November 30, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · National Juniors, OHL, Prospects, Winnipeg Jets
Ryan Murphy (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

2013 World Juniors: Will Ryan Murphy Finally Crack Canada’s Roster?

Nepotism screams aloud at Ryan Murphy. Will Steve Spott being Canada’s head coach guarantee him a spot on the final roster, or is he actually deserving?

Jessiman has been a huge disappointment (Source: Flickr -MilwaukeeHockey)

Worst NHL First-Round Draft Picks of the 2000s

Have you wondered what would have happened if your hockey team’s scouting staff had pick another player instead of the player they drafted in the first round of an NHL […]

by · November 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, CHL, National Juniors, OHL, QMJHL, Top 10 Lists, WHL
Mathew Dumba (Darren Aucoin/Flickr)

Minnesota Wild Prospects Eligible for the 2013 WJHC

Ah, the holidays; a time for relaxing and cherishing the time you spend with friends, family and loved ones in general. It’s also time to sit back and watch some […]

by · November 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, Minnesota Wild, OHL, Prospects, QMJHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Dougie Hamilton won the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the OHL's top defenceman.  (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Hockey Canada Will Have Tough Decisions on Defence

  One of the most watched sporting events in Canada, the World Junior Hockey Championships have become a holiday tradition. This year’s tournament may be one of the most watched […]

by · November 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, OHL, QMJHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Sean Monahan (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Sean Monahan Suspended: Are His Days in Ottawa Over?

Despite the fact that the Ottawa 67’s have been underachieving this season, Sean Monahan has been nothing short of stellar.  The 6’2″, 193-pound centre, who is in his third campaign, […]

by · November 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, OHL, Prospects, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Kadri's emergence puts the squeeze on Grabovski (PhatsoPhotography/Flickr)

Expectation: Nazem Kadri – Part I

Expectation: Nazem Kadri is a three-part series. Part II is available here. Part III is available here.   It seems all peaks and valleys when it comes to the still-young […]

by · November 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, CHL, OHL, Toronto Maple Leafs
(Steven Christy/OKC Barons)

NHL Lockout Could Provide Impressive Depth Up Front for Canada

There are certainly not a lot of positives when talking about the NHL lockout.  It is usually talked about with frustration and negativity, and in some cases apathy. However one […]

by · November 22, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, OHL, Prospects, QMJHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Nathan MacKinnon (Ryan Taplin/Metro Halifax News)

From the Scouting Notebook: 2013 NHL Entry Draft Rankings

The atmosphere in rinks around the globe are beginning to intensify as draft eligible players start out on their journey to realize their dreams of being selected by an NHL […]

Stefan Noesen (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

Trio of Senators Prospects Lighting Up the OHL

written by @iancmclaren The ongoing history of Ottawa Senators hockey may be on hold (thanks to the ongoing NHL lockout), but the future of the organization is extremely bright, due […]

by · November 19, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, OHL, Ottawa Senators, Prospects
Brett Ritchie (Dallas Stars, 2011 44th Overall) offers a net presence and soft hands (Photo Courtesy of Brendan Ross/The Scouting Bureau)

Dallas Prospect Brett Ritchie Transforming into Elite Scorer

Heading into the 2011 NHL Draft, there were a lot of concerns around Brett Ritchie’s game. Despite being listed at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, he was not seen as much of a […]

by · November 18, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Dallas Stars, OHL
Seventh Round Picks, Chuck Fletcher’s Goldmine?

Seventh Round Picks, Chuck Fletcher’s Goldmine?

Late round picks could be considered the most interesting part of the draft. A few very good NHL players have been drafted in the later rounds, (Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg […]

by · November 16, 2012 · 1 comment · CHL, College Hockey, Minnesota Wild, OHL, Prospects