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CHL import draftees

CHL import draftees

by Ryan Kennedy - July 1, 2008 10:17 AM EDT

This week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL runs down a few players picked in the CHL import draft.
The CHL import draft took place late last week and with the status of European prospects being such a hot topic this year, it's only prudent The Hot List weigh in on some of the young stars who could benefit from some North American exposure.


Draft class

Draft class

by Ryan Kennedy - June 24, 2008 1:17 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we look at a few of the potential unsung heroes from the '08 draft.
Back from Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place and the NHL draft (to a place where the Internet actually <i>works), it’s time for a post-mortem on what, technical difficulties aside, was a fantastic event.


The 2008 Top 15

The 2008 Top 15

by Ryan Kennedy - June 17, 2008 12:09 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, The Hot List tabs the players we think will go in the top 15 in the draft.
It’s on, folks; it’s on. The 2008 NHL draft commences in Ottawa Friday night with the first round selections, followed by Rounds 2-7 Saturday.


Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

by Ryan Kennedy - June 10, 2008 11:31 AM EDT

With the draft near we examine a few players not in the spotlight and feature Windsor Spitfires forward Joshua Bailey.
The NHL draft is achingly close, so in the interest of total coverage, this week's edition of The Hot List consists of players who maybe haven't been given the full spotlight in the past, but will be sure to hear their names called in Ottawa later this month.


Combing through the combine

Combing through the combine

by Ryan Kennedy - June 3, 2008 12:13 PM EDT

This week we run down who was most impressive at the draft combine and profile Russian forward Viktor Tikhonov.
The NHL draft combine is now in the books and The Hot List was on site for one of the two days devoted to fitness testing. Special attention will be paid to those who acquitted themselves well during that session.


Another go around

Another go around

by Ryan Kennedy - May 27, 2008 12:47 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, prospects passed over in the NHL draft but likely get another look.
Congratulations to the Spokane Chiefs, winners of the 2008 Memorial Cup. The Chiefs went into the tourney as a defensive team going up against three offensive squads and beat them all.


Vision of the future

Vision of the future

by Ryan Kennedy - May 20, 2008 1:03 PM EDT

In this week's rundown of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we focus on Mem Cup players and playmaker Cody Hodgson.
If you haven’t tuned in to the Memorial Cup yet, do yourself a favor and catch the remainder. The games have been tight as a drum and the amount of talent at this year’s event is both balanced and plentiful.


Ready for the Memorial Cup

Ready for the Memorial Cup

by Ryan Kennedy - May 13, 2008 12:17 PM EDT

In this week's list of the players THN can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile WHL goalkeeper Dustin Tokarski.
We’re gearing up for the Memorial Cup, but the field is already set: Belleville, Gatineau, Spokane and the host Kitchener will be squaring off in Southern Ontario.


Northern exposure

Northern exposure

by Ryan Kennedy - May 6, 2008 12:35 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile QMJHL defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon.
With the Canadian League finals all in mid-swing, there are plenty of great performances to speak of and with two priority drafts also taking place on the weekend, the next generation of juniors earns some time in the spotlight, as well.


Over under

Over under

by Ryan Kennedy - April 29, 2008 2:06 PM EDT

With playoffs in full swing and the Under-18 tourney complete, we countdown the 15 players we can't wait to see in the NHL.
A fantastic Under-18s tournament ended last week and the final was…well, less than fantastic from a competitive standpoint. Canada eviscerated Russia 8-0 in a game that was over before the first period ended.


Blood lines

Blood lines

by Ryan Kennedy - April 22, 2008 2:04 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile former WHL and current AHL center Brandon Sutter.
The World Under-18s are still cooking over in Kazan, Russia, and there are a couple players doing real wonders for their draft status in the process.


Future Capital gains

Future Capital gains

by Ryan Kennedy - April 15, 2008 11:46 AM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile OHL blueliner Josh Godfrey.
The Frozen Four was clinched by Boston College over the weekend, so we gotta give it up to the Eagles in this week’s list of player we can’t wait to see in the NHL.


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