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Knight rider

Knight rider

by Ryan Kennedy - March 24, 2009 11:58 AM EDT

In this edition of our countdown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL someday, we profile OHL London's Nazem Kadri.
The NCAA Frozen Four bracket of 16 is set and the major junior playoffs are already in full swing, so there’s action aplenty out there for all fans of prospects.


Playoff fever

Playoff fever

by Ryan Kennedy - March 17, 2009 11:27 AM EDT

Playoffs are starting to descend on the prospect world and one player looking to shine is Matt Duchene of the Brampton Battalion.
All Hail the Eden Prairie Eagles, winner of the Minnesota State High School tournament’s top-tier championship. And while you’re at it, get ready to start hailing some other teams, too, as major junior playoffs begin this week.


P.E.I. prodigy

P.E.I. prodigy

by Ryan Kennedy - March 10, 2009 11:41 AM EDT

In this week's roundup of players we can't wait to see in the NHL someday, we profile QMJHL blueliner Brandon Gormley.
As teams in various leagues jockey for post-season positioning, the cream rises to the top. The Minnesota State High School Tournament final is fast approaching and NCAA teams are locking down their playoff seeds.


A Shore thing

A Shore thing

by Ryan Kennedy - March 3, 2009 2:53 PM EST

In our weekly look at players we can't wait to see in an NHL sweater, we profile 2009 draft eligible Drew Shore of the USNTDP.
Took another Hot List mini-road trip on the weekend to watch the Brampton Battalion dismantle a listless Peterborough Petes team. Needless to say, Evgeny Grachev was like an unstoppable hockey condor and the rumor going ’round the rink was that Toronto’s Cliff Fletcher was in the house, likely enjoying the speed, great hands and faceoff prowess of the draft eligible Matt Duchene.


Draft dog

Draft dog

by Ryan Kennedy - February 24, 2009 11:12 AM EST

In our weekly look at prospects we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Simon Despres of the Saint John Sea Dogs.
With the Windsor Spitfires signing Cam Fowler (and expected to bring Richard Panik into the fold) this week, this year's top Ontario League team is already loading up for next season.


Storm brewin’

Storm brewin’

by Ryan Kennedy - February 17, 2009 3:08 PM EST

In this week's roundup of players we can't wait to see in the NHL some day, we profile top draft prospect Peter Holland.
Congratulations to John Tavares, who scored his 200th career Ontario League goal over the weekend. J.T. sure looks like he’s cementing that No.


Nerves of Steel

Nerves of Steel

by Ryan Kennedy - February 10, 2009 2:20 PM EST

In this week’s countdown of players we can’t wait to see in the NHL, we profile USHL defenseman John Moore.
Bad news at the top this week as Spokane defenseman Jared Cowen sees his season end with a sprained knee (ACL). How this will affect his draft ranking is tough to gauge; he’s still the second-best blueliner in this year’s crop, behind Victor Hedman, but he will likely not participate in the draft combine and won’t be ready for action until training camp.


Ultra Magnus

Ultra Magnus

by Ryan Kennedy - February 3, 2009 11:05 AM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile 2009 top draft prospect Paajarvi-Svensson.
Sad news at The Hot List: it’s time to officially retire a favorite nickname. There was always confusion as to whether a certain Super Swede was Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson or Magnus Svensson-Paajarvi.


Brothers in arms

Brothers in arms

by Ryan Kennedy - January 27, 2009 1:45 PM EST

In this edition of our weekly look at players we're looking forward to watching in the NHL someday, we profile Brayden Schenn.
Before The Hot List – our weekly rundown of players we can’t wait to see in the NHL - kicks off in earnest this week, big shout-out to the University of Michigan’s Steve Kampfer, who was assaulted on the ice by two Michigan State players after a clean open-ice hit.


Back with a vengeance

Back with a vengeance

by Ryan Kennedy - January 20, 2009 12:30 PM EST

This week in our Top 10 players we’re looking forward to seeing in the NHL, we profile CCHA goalie Chad Johnson.
We all know about the race for the No. 1 spot in the entry draft this summer, but what about the rest of the top 10? From No. 3 on, it’s anybody’s guess right now.


Pirri into the future

Pirri into the future

by Ryan Kennedy - January 13, 2009 1:45 PM EST

In this edition of our rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL someday, we profile Georgetown's Brandon Pirri.
There was no bigger trade this season than John Tavares going to London in the Ontario League and J.T. worked his magic early for the Knights.


Junior mints

Junior mints

by Ryan Kennedy - January 6, 2009 11:17 AM EST

In this edition of our roundup of players we're looking forward to seeing in the NHL, we tab 10 making noise at the WJC.
The medals have been given out, the champion crowned. The only thing left to say about the world juniors this year is that some classic hockey was played in Ottawa these past few weeks.


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