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Leader Lander

Leader Lander

by Ryan Kennedy - June 16, 2009 1:01 PM EDT

In our weekly look at prospect we can't wait to see in the NHL someday, we profile Swedish spark plug Anton Lander.
A traditional non-themed Hot List as we wait in baited breath for the NHL draft in two weeks…Once again, here’s a look at some of the players we are excited to see in the big leagues one day.


Fishing for prospects

Fishing for prospects

by Ryan Kennedy - June 9, 2009 10:37 AM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we focus on the combine and Alex Vazzano.
And you thought the draft combine was over. Not so. The NHL released the top performers from all exercise categories, so there are now official numbers for some of the prospects and at least a base of data in which to judge them.


Draft dreams

Draft dreams

by Ryan Kennedy - June 2, 2009 12:34 PM EDT

In this week's rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we look at players who performed well at the combine, including Carter Ashton.
MISSISSAUGA, ONT. – Another draft combine is in the books, so let’s shine the spotlight on some of the players who made their presence felt at the annual fitness exposition.


Numbers game

Numbers game

by Ryan Kennedy - May 26, 2009 11:35 AM EDT

In this week's rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL someday: the '09 draft prospects who need to impress at the combine.
The draft combine is this week and The Hot List is going to make a special trip out to the ’burbs of Toronto to cover it. But before the bench presses begin and before the shoes are electrical-taped to the stationary bikes, let’s take a look at a few players we’re excited to see in the NHL one day who need to have a good showing at the annual fitness and interview exhibition.


Home cooking

Home cooking

by Ryan Kennedy - May 19, 2009 12:47 PM EDT

In this week's look at players we can't wait to see in the NHL, Patrice Cormier of the Rimouski Oceanic is featured.
The Oceanic is making the home crowd proud at the Memorial Cup so far, while the United States League held both its future and entry drafts last week.


Kid among Kings

Kid among Kings

by Ryan Kennedy - May 12, 2009 12:34 PM EDT

In this week's rundown of players we're stoked to see in the NHL one day, we profile Brandon center Scott Glennie.
The Memorial Cup field is nearly set and other leagues have already crowned champions, including the United States League (Indiana) and North American League (St.


Setting the stage

Setting the stage

by Ryan Kennedy - May 5, 2009 12:13 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait t see in the NHL, we have a mixed bag of draft prospects for the pros and the juniors.
Prospect season never truly ends; it just reloads. While the Canadian League playoff races are closing out and the Memorial Cup is within sight, the Ontario League and the Western League both held their drafts recently.


Attention Grabner

Attention Grabner

by Ryan Kennedy - April 28, 2009 3:45 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL someday, we profile top Canucks prospect Michael Grabner.
The finals are set in the Canadian League as teams jockey for position in the Memorial Cup. Star power is abundant, though John Tavares will have to watch from home after Windsor bounced his London Knights in the Ontario League semis.


Over-under

Over-under

by Ryan Kennedy - April 21, 2009 10:51 AM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL some day, we focus on the under-18 world championship.
All hail the U.S.A. The home team took the World Under-18 Championship with authority, smacking down Russia in the final 5-0. With many unheralded prospects getting a chance to shine in Fargo, N.


Josefson's journey

Josefson's journey

by Ryan Kennedy - April 14, 2009 11:55 AM EDT

In our weekly rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL we profile Swedish forward Jacob Josefson.
The world under-18s are in full swing, with numerous European dynamos ruling the scoresheet. Meanwhile, the cream of the crop have all risen to the top in the Ontario League playoffs, meaning there will be some heavily scouted games on the road to the Memorial Cup.


Hedman hits North America

Hedman hits North America

by Ryan Kennedy - April 7, 2009 11:24 AM EDT

In our weekly rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile top 2009 prospect Victor Hedman.
Not only do we have major junior playoffs and the Frozen Four in full swing, but the IIHF World Under-18 Championship has taken over Fargo and Moorhead on the North Dakota-Minnesota border.


They call him mister

They call him mister

by Ryan Kennedy - March 31, 2009 11:44 AM EDT

In this week's roundup of future NHLer's we're stoked to see one day, we profile Minnesota high school phenom Nick Leddy.
The Frozen Four lineup may be Cinderella’s dream with Bemidji State, Vermont and Miami, Ohio joining Boston U., but that doesn’t mean the action will be any less intense in Washington, D.


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