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Blue Monster

Blue Monster

by Ryan Kennedy - September 22, 2009 11:50 AM EDT

In this week's rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL someday, we profile new Leafs goalie Jonas Gustavsson.
The major junior seasons are on and NHL training camps are in full swing, so let’s not waste any time with formalities. Here’s a look at some of the young names making headlines in hockey who we can’t wait to see in the NHL.


Beefing up Broadway

Beefing up Broadway

by Ryan Kennedy - September 15, 2009 12:35 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we're looking forward to seeing in the NHL, we profile Bobby Sanguinetti of the Rangers.
NHL training camps are underway and a lot of teens are looking for their first roster spots. Will they graduate from The Hot List right away? Only time will tell, but in the meantime, here’s a look at some players we’re excited to see in the NHL some day.


A happy Hab

A happy Hab

by Ryan Kennedy - September 8, 2009 1:10 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Canadiens prospect P.K. Subban.
NHL rookie camps are already underway, with tournaments in Traverse City, Mich., and Kitchener, Ont., offering the most concentrated action. Some young stars are getting attention early, so we’re showing them some love, plus other players we’re excited to see in the NHL one day.


Young prince

Young prince

by Ryan Kennedy - September 1, 2009 3:39 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile Brett Connolly of the Prince George Cougars.
Major junior camps are now open so we’re getting closer to the official start of the 2009-10 season. While visions of the Memorial Cup are dancing in many-a-youth’s head, not everyone will begin the campaign on a powerhouse squad.


Productive Pete

Productive Pete

by Ryan Kennedy - August 25, 2009 11:46 AM EDT

Buffalo Sabres pick and Peterborough Petes right winger Zack Kassian heads this week's list of tantalizing prospects.
We’ve reached the mushy middle of the summer, where the Ivan Hlinka is finished, but the pro camps have yet to begin. No matter; still plenty of news to go around in the world of prospects.


Scorin' Morin

Scorin' Morin

by Ryan Kennedy - August 18, 2009 12:11 PM EDT

In this week's rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile Thrashers second-rounder Jeremy Morin.
Another Russia-Canada showdown is in the books and though the 9-2 thumping the Canucks laid on their archrivals at the Ivan Hlinka tourney was one-sided, the game and tournament still featured a lot of top talent across the board.


Kreider's class

Kreider's class

by Ryan Kennedy - August 11, 2009 11:50 AM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we look at Rangers first-rounder Chris Kreider.
The Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament is officially underway now in Slovakia and the Czech Republic and in other international news, teams are beginning to put together camps for the world juniors in December.


Frontenac and center

Frontenac and center

by Ryan Kennedy - August 4, 2009 12:30 PM EDT

This week in our rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL someday, we profile Rangers prospect Ethan Werek.
After a slight hiatus, The Hot List is back and we don’t stop. Middle of summer? Please. There’s still plenty of news in the prospect world and the following represents a smattering of players we’re excited to see in the NHL one day.


Foreign Fallstrom happy in Minny

Foreign Fallstrom happy in Minny

by Ryan Kennedy - July 14, 2009 11:29 AM EDT

A Swede playing prep hockey in Minnesota, Alexander Fallstrom highlights this week's list of promising stars.
NHL rookie camps are winding down and team execs are getting excited about the fruits of their drafting labor, so let’s get excited along with them.


Rookie camp season

Rookie camp season

by Ryan Kennedy - July 7, 2009 11:46 AM EDT

As prospects head to camp, we profile Leaf pick Kenny Ryan in our rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL.
Now that the draft is over, the real work for NHL prospects begins. Many teams are holding rookie camps now, where their brand new charges are taught how to live like an NHLer (cooking tips, media preparation) and train like an NHLer.


Draft aftermath

Draft aftermath

by Ryan Kennedy - June 30, 2009 2:37 PM EDT

With the draft behind us, we profile Atlanta's Carl Klingberg in our list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL.
It was a magical draft weekend in Montreal, hanging with THN correspondents on Rue Stanley, doing an Orland Kurtenblog radio interview from a parking lot at one in the morning and seeing at least a handful of important hockey people every time I got off the elevator in our hotel.


The next Finnish flash?

The next Finnish flash?

by Ryan Kennedy - June 23, 2009 1:44 PM EDT

As the draft approaches, we rundown a list of potential second-rounders we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, including Toni Rajala.
The 2009 draft class is so deep there will be a lot of good players still searching for a team come Saturday morning. And this is no slight on such prospects – only 30 spots are up for grabs Friday in Montreal.


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