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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
Jordan Binnington (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
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
(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 […]

Hunter Shinkaruk celebrates another goal (photo whl.ca)

Hunter Shinkaruk 2013 NHL Draft Prospect

It seems that when NHL Draft pundits talk about the best players in the WHL they focus on one of the many great defensemen that the league has produced. While […]

by · November 20, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, Prospects, WHL
Zachary Yuen (Shoot the Breeze Photography)

Zachary Yuen Interview: Getting ready for Yuen-sanity

In June of 2011, Zachary Yuen arrived in Minnesota on the eve of the NHL Draft, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed not knowing what to expect.  His chances of getting picked in […]

by · November 20, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, Prospects, WHL, Winnipeg Jets
Eric Comrie's injury might cause the goalie to fall a few spots in the draft, but it certainly won't affect his potential. (Photo: WHL.ca)

Tri-City’s Eric Comrie May be First Goalie Taken in 2013 NHL Draft

Without a doubt goalie is one of the most vital positions on a hockey club. You need look no further than the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings for […]

by · November 12, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, Player Profiles, Prospects, WHL
P.K. Subban (Eric Bolte-US PRESSWIRE)

2007 NHL Draft: The 16 Defensemen Selected Before PK Subban

As a hockey fan, have you ever wondered what would have happened if your team had drafted a certain player instead of another? Like in 2000, when the New York […]