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Stars of the WJC

Stars of the WJC

by Ryan Kennedy - December 30, 2008 12:38 PM EST

The big matches have yet to take place, but that has allowed for an explosion of offense and a plethora of big scorers.
With mostly soft matchups at the world juniors to date, we’ve seen a lot of stat-padding, but few elite battles. For the real draft-day jostling, stay tuned for next week’s edition.


Coming to the capital

Coming to the capital

by Ryan Kennedy - December 23, 2008 12:28 PM EST

In our weekly rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we look at a few guys who can make waves in Ottawa.
The World Junior Championship is about to pop off in Ottawa and since we already know how important the tourney will be for to-end players such as John Tavares and Victor Hedman, this week’s list focuses on some other prospects who can make a lot of noise.


Big game hunter

Big game hunter

by Ryan Kennedy - December 16, 2008 12:20 PM EST

This week in our regular countdown of players we can't wait to make the NHL, we profile Devils goalie prospect Jeff Frazee.
Canada, Sweden and Team USA have all announced their squads for the nearing World Junior Championship in Ottawa and there weren’t a lot of big upsets, though Taylor Hall certainly has a case.


From Russia with skill

From Russia with skill

by Ryan Kennedy - December 9, 2008 11:54 AM EST

This week in our weekly roundup of players we can't wait to see in the NHL someday, we profile Rangers prospect Evgeny Grachev.
Trade rumors have quieted down a bit and the race for the Ontario League scoring title is no longer limited to the Windsor Spitfires, so it’s time to give some love to your potential No.


Golden boy

Golden boy

by Ryan Kennedy - December 2, 2008 11:53 AM EST

This week in our weekly list of 10 players we can’t wait to see in the NHL someday, we profile Minnesota sniper Jordan Schroeder.
Team Sweden is the first out of the blocks with its world junior roster, so the tourney is almost upon us. Another draft day dandy took a hit last week when Brampton’s Matt Duchene injured his shoulder, but let’s focus on the positives, shall we? The Hot List – The Hockey News’ weekly rundown of players we’re looking forward to seeing in the NHL one day – trundles on… 1.


Ready to Rocket

Ready to Rocket

by Ryan Kennedy - November 25, 2008 9:47 AM EST

This week in our weekly listing of players we're looking forward to seeing in the NHL, we profile the QMJHL's Ben Duffy.
With the NHL’s Central Scouting list out now and International Scouting Services releasing the November news, it only makes sense for The Hot List - our weekly rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL some day - to look at some of the early names raising the interest of the league’s prospect experts.


Gunning for No. 3

Gunning for No. 3

by Ryan Kennedy - November 18, 2008 11:54 AM EST

In this week's countdown of players we're looking forward to seeing in the NHL, we profile top prospect Jared Cowen.
The big news out of the prospect world this week is that mammoth Swedish defenseman Victor Hedman has separated his shoulder and will be out at least three weeks.


A Finn in Minny

A Finn in Minny

by Ryan Kennedy - November 11, 2008 2:21 PM EST

In our weekly list of players we can't wait to see in NHL jerseys, we profile Erik Haula of Shattuck St. Mary's.
Team USA clinched the title at a controversial World Jr. A Championship in Camrose, Alta., this week. The outrage wasn’t directed at the Yankees, however; they simply used balanced scoring and hot goaltending to best their foes.


Fly like an Eagle

Fly like an Eagle

by Ryan Kennedy - November 4, 2008 11:38 AM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile blueliner Brian Dumoulin of the EJHL.
The big showcase to watch this week is the World Jr. A Championship in Camrose, Alta., where international teams from Russia, Germany, Belarus, the U.


Smart move

Smart move

by Ryan Kennedy - October 28, 2008 1:55 PM EDT

In this week's roundup of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile Harvard-bound Louis Leblanc of the USHL.
Central Scouting has released its initial ‘Players to Watch’ list, meaning scores of young men can now confirm that, yes, they are indeed being followed, no matter who they play for.


Delayed gratification

Delayed gratification

by Ryan Kennedy - October 21, 2008 11:56 AM EDT

In this week's countdown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile 16-year-old John McFarland.
The seasons are in full swing now, so expect to see a lot more variety in The Hot List - THN.com's weekly roundup of players we can't wait to see in the NHL some day - honorees from here on out.


Experiencing the 'Q'

Experiencing the 'Q'

by Ryan Kennedy - October 14, 2008 11:31 AM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile Drummondville's Sean Couturier.
Canadian Thanksgiving meant a long weekend and another Hot List road trip, albeit a short one. Brampton was the destination as the Battalion dominated the Sudbury Wolves 4-0.


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