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Eye on the prize

Eye on the prize

by Ryan Kennedy - October 7, 2008 12:48 PM EDT

In this week's roundup of NHL-bound players, Victor Hedman gets No. 1, but we profile the OHL's Steven Shipley.
Most leagues are well underway now, so the early returns are in. Look for more NCAA prospects on The Hot List – our weekly countdown of players we can wait to see in the NHL - soon, since that circuit has yet to play any meaningful games.


Bouncing back

Bouncing back

by Ryan Kennedy - September 30, 2008 2:00 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, the season starts by profiling Portland's Riley Boychuk.
Back from a swing through the Western U.S., The Hot List returns for a new season. And what would a road trip be without hockey? I took in my first ever Western League game during the trip, as the hometown Portland Winter Hawks bested a shorthanded Kelowna squad (no Luke Schenn, no Tyler Myers, no Jamie Benn) 2-1.


Many styles of Roy

Many styles of Roy

by Ryan Kennedy - September 9, 2008 11:07 AM EDT

In this week's roundup of players we can't wait to see in the NHL someday, we profile QMJHL goalie Olivier Roy.
The Kontinental League isn’t thrilled about it, but a lot of young Russians have been in the news recently regarding which teams they may be suiting up for this season.


Kane is able

Kane is able

by Ryan Kennedy - September 2, 2008 12:28 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL someday, we profile Vancouver's Evander Kane.
The pre-season is already getting underway in the major junior ranks, though the Ontario and Western Leagues have a head start on the Q. In this week’s Hot List – our weekly compilation of players we can’t wait to see in the NHL someday – it’s time to get going on those 2009 draft picks, not to mention a couple other boys making early noise.


Patience is a virtue

Patience is a virtue

by Ryan Kennedy - August 26, 2008 12:00 PM EDT

In this week’s roundup of players we can’t wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile burgeoning OHL star Taylor Hall.
With training camps at both the junior and pro levels coming up soon, teams are getting commitments reaffirmed and signing other players to entry-level deals.


Closing out Hlinka

Closing out Hlinka

by Ryan Kennedy - August 18, 2008 12:07 PM EDT

The Hot List addresses some of the names who came out at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial last week.
Canada won the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament this weekend, dispatching the Russians 6-3 in the final. The U.S., meanwhile, finished in seventh place, concluding the event with a 6-5 win over Switzerland.


Tournament time

Tournament time

by Ryan Kennedy - August 12, 2008 11:20 AM EDT

Who says there's no hockey in August? A couple tournaments are in full swing and a few names are shining through.
Oh, how it is on right now. Dead of summer, you say? Pshaw. We’ve got tournaments going on all over the place, so let’s give a little bit of a wrap-up on the early results, even if some were of the exhibition variety.


This year's crop

This year's crop

by Ryan Kennedy - August 5, 2008 1:31 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we talk about players who will be mainstays throughout 2008-09.
The Ivan Hlinka tourney is coming up fast and many 2008 draft picks have already attended NHL prospect camps, so let’s turn our attention to the ’08-09 campaign.


Brotherly love

Brotherly love

by Ryan Kennedy - July 29, 2008 11:55 AM EDT

This week in our list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL someday, we profile WHL defenseman Collin Bowman.
All the kids are at some kind of camp right now, whether it’s for their NHL team or their country. In that spirit, let’s round up the top campers we can’t wait to see “S’more” of.


Royal pain

Royal pain

by Ryan Kennedy - July 22, 2008 11:41 AM EDT

In this week's countdown of the players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we focus on Kings draft pick Colten Teubert.
With prospect camps in full swing, The Hockey News’ Hot List – our weekly roundup of players we can’t wait to see in the NHL some day - looks at some of the names making early waves this summer.


Mile High club

Mile High club

by Ryan Kennedy - July 15, 2008 11:03 AM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL some day, we profile recent Sens draft pick Patrick Wiercioch.
We may be entering the dog days of summer, but there’s a lot coming up to get excited about if you’re big on prospects. Stay tuned as The Hot List – our weekly countdown of the players we can’t wait to see in the NHL one day - will pay special attention to rookie camps and the Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament in the near future.


Making the grade

Making the grade

by Ryan Kennedy - July 8, 2008 1:08 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we focus on the NCAA and profile B.U. center Colin Wilson.
All right, so there’s not a lot of hockey going on right now, but that doesn’t mean The Hot List – out weekly rundown of player we can’t wait to see in the NHL one day - is slowing down.


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