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Cole Cassels: playmaking 2013 NHL draft eligible forward hoping to follow in the footsteps of his father Andrew to the big league, but plays the game his own way. (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

NHL 2013 Draft War Room Top 90 December Rankings (Part 9: 81-90)

Guest post by Eldon MacDonald   This is the last in a series of nine postings of the top 90 prospects for the 2013 NHL draft.   Background 1. Round 3, […]

by · December 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, National Juniors, OHL, Prospects, QMJHL, WHL
Owen Sound Attack power forward Zach Nastasiuk is an intriguing prospect for the 2013 NHL entry draft (OHL Images)

NHL 2013 Draft War Room Top 90 December Rankings (Part 8: 71-80)

Guest post by Eldon MacDonald   This is the eighth in a series of nine postings of the top 90 prospects for the 2013 NHL draft. The players ranked 71 to […]

by · December 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, National Juniors, OHL, Prospects, QMJHL, WHL
Ryan Strome is just one player that will be rising through the Isles' system in the coming years, and there will surely be many more.

New York Islanders Prospects Headline at 2013 World Juniors

A trio of Islanders prospects will be on display at the 2013 WJHC. Ryan Strome and Ville Pokka return to the tournament while Griffin Reinhart debuts.

by · December 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders, OHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
The draft is just a month away. What will you do that weekend along with the hockey? (2013 NHL Draft / File Photo)

NHL Draft 2013: Top 90 Midseason Prospect Rankings

With the World Junior Championship upon us, it officially marks the midseason on this year’s hockey schedule. Check out Shawn Reznik’s midseason rankings.

by · December 26, 2012 · 4 comments · CHL, National Juniors, OHL, Prospects, QMJHL, WHL
Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin: the Halifax Mooseheads dynamic duo. (Mike Dembeck)

World Juniors 2013: Team Canada – The Forwards

Rise and shine, Canada. Given the offensive talent on this team, they should be worth getting up bright and early for. Let’s take a look at Canada’s forwards in the first article of a two-part series.

by · December 18, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, OHL, QMJHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
(Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

World Junior Journal: Did Team Canada Brass Get Final Roster Right?

CALGARY – Team Canada named its final 23 man roster today, releasing the last eight players that will not join the team across the pond to Ufa, Russia for the […]

Kamloop Blazers forward JC Lipon hopes to duplicate Tanner Pearson in getting drafted for the first time in his third year of eligibility (WHL.ca)

JC Lipon This Year’s Tanner Pearson?

Last year the feel good story for Canada at the World Junior Championships, and in junior hockey for that matter, was Tanner Pearson. The Barrie Colts forward who had been passed over […]

by · December 12, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, Player Profiles, Prospects, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Scott Harrington won't get to make his NHL debut yet (CHL Images)

Predicting the 2013 Team Canada World Juniors Roster

  Come December 26th, the 2013 Team Canada World Juniors roster will be assembled, and start their quest for gold. As most Canadians gather to watch some of the future NHL […]

by · December 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, OHL, QMJHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Ryan Strome is just one player that will be rising through the Isles' system in the coming years, and there will surely be many more.

2013 World Juniors: The Essential Canadian Twitter Guide

Social media is a powerful tool these days. With the World Juniors coming up, expand your Twitter expertise by following many of Canada’s young stars. Check out this directory containing loads of links to get you on your way.

by · December 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, OHL, Prospects, QMJHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Luck and the NHL Draft

Luck and the NHL Draft

One of the more interesting moments in NHL and specifically Buffalo Sabres history came in the very early days of their existence. When the National Hockey League announced two new […]

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, CHL, Hockey History, National Juniors, QMJHL, WHL
Binnington was a standout with OHL Owen Sound from 2009-10 to 2012-13 (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

2013 World Juniors: Canada’s Goaltending Conundrum

Selection camp will be intense, and every player there knows it. But for the Canadian goaltenders, they’ll face incredibly tough tests in both camp and the tournament itself.

First up is making the team.

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, OHL, Prospects, QMJHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Brady Vail (windsorspitfires.com)

CHL Prospects Update For The Montreal Canadiens

More than two months after the start of the CHL season, the NHL has yet to begin the 2012-13 season and now the whole season is on the brink of […]

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, Montreal Canadiens, National Juniors, OHL, Prospects, QMJHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship