Post Tagged with: "NHL entry draft"

MacKinnon may not be wearing the Avalanche emblem if not for the shortened season (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Better Know Your New Predators Rival: Colorado Avalanche

The NHL has released its schedule and with it, the new division realignment for the 2013-2014 season.  While the Detroit Red Wings will be departing the West and the Central […]

Garth Snow: The NHL’s Most Underrated GM?

Garth Snow: The NHL’s Most Underrated GM?

“Honestly, we don’t care what league they come from — college, juniors, Europe, If they can play, they can play for us. Every player is unique.“ – Garth Snow, General […]

by · August 21, 2013 · 12 comments · New York Islanders
Indisputable Number One: Martin Brodeur

Jagr to Brodeur – Gems from the 1990 Entry Draft

It is with incredible irony that from the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, two of the NHL’s longest serving players, Czech forward Jaromir Jagr and Canadian goaltending legend Martin Brodeur, are […]

by · July 31, 2013 · 1 comment · Hockey History
(Marissa Baecker / shootthebreeze.ca)

Undrafted and Uncertain: What to Make of Carter Rigby

In May of 2012, I wrote a draft prospect profile on Kelowna Rockets forward Carter Rigby. Although some were high on him, including Cody Nickolet and Dan Sallows, it was […]

by · July 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Prospects, WHL
(Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Contrary To Popular Belief, Paul Holmgren Drafts Well

Ryan Kujawinski, Jimmy Lodge, John Hayden, Anthony Duclair, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Michael Downing, and Jordan Subban all sat waiting to hear their name get called.  The Philadelphia Flyers were up to […]

Jonathan Drouin [photo: David Chan]

2013 NHL Draft Rankings: The Next Ones Final Top 210

For an introduction to this final installment of The Next Ones 2013 NHL Draft Rankings, check out: Drouin Edges Out MacKinnon And Jones In Race For Number One Any questions or comments […]

by · June 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft
Ryan Kujawinski was the fourth overall pick in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection but he found himself relegated to fourth-line duty.  Photo courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHLImages

Ryan Kujawinski – The Next Ones: 2013 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Ryan Kujawinski THW Close-Up: Team: Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) Birthdate: March 30, 1995 Hometown: Iroquois Falls, Ontario Height: 6’2″   Weight: 205 lbs Position: Centre Shoots: Left NHL Draft Eligibility: 2013 Twitter: […]

by · June 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft, OHL
Sam Reinhart will battle Sam Bennett for first forward taken in the draft and for first overall (WHL Images)

2014 NHL Draft: An Early Top Ten

The 2013 NHL Entry Draft is less than a month away and should be a deep draft. Here’s a look at some early candidates for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

by · June 8, 2013 · 4 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
Aleksander Barkov (Photo: 
Jarno Hietanen)

Aleksander Barkov – The Next Ones: 2013 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

  Aleksander (Sasha) Barkov THW Close-Up: Team: Tappara, SM-Liiga (Finland) Birthdate: September 2, 1995 Hometown: Tampere, Finland Height: 6’2″  Weight: 205 lbs Position: Centre Shoots: Left NHL Draft Eligibility: 2013 Twitter: @Barkovsasha95 […]

by · June 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft
Frederik Gauthier (Rimouski Oceanic)

Frederik Gauthier – The Next Ones: NHL 2013 Draft Prospect Profile

Besides the mammoth blueliner, Samuel Morin, the Rimouski Oceanic have, they also are in possession of a hulking center in Frederik Gauthier.  He stands 6’5″, but is a very proficient […]

by · June 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft
NHL Combine 2013: An Epic Retelling

NHL Combine 2013: An Epic Retelling

Prologue When CHL stars Seth Jones, Nathan MacKinnon, and Jonathan Drouin declined to participate in the fitness tests at the 2013 NHL Combine, few commentators subjected this decision to scrutiny. Why? […]

by · June 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Humor, Prospects
Zach Yuen (Shoot the Breeze Photography)

Zach Yuen: Flyers Get A Second Chance to Draft Him

“You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow / This opportunity comes once in a lifetime.” - Eminem In 2011, the Winnipeg Jets returned to the NHL […]

by · June 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft, Philadelphia Flyers