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Barber a cut above

Barber a cut above

by Ryan Kennedy - April 2, 2013 4:30 PM EDT

On this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we feature CCHA standout Riley Barber.
The Frozen Four is set and the NCAA will have a first-time champ no matter who takes the trophy in Pittsburgh. Quinnipiac, Yale, UMass-Lowell and St.


Like father, like son

Like father, like son

by Ryan Kennedy - March 26, 2013 11:28 AM EDT

Kerby Rychel didn't slip to the second round in the OHL draft three years ago and he's not likely to fall out of the top 30 in the NHL draft this June.
This is the time of year that matters most. The Frozen Four bracket has been set, with Quinnipiac as the top seed overall but facing a stiff bracket with returning champs Boston College waiting in its regional.


The next Comrie

The next Comrie

by Ryan Kennedy - March 19, 2013 2:05 PM EDT

On this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Eric Comrie of the Tri-City Americans.
The playoff fields are now set in major junior and the NCAA is already in full swing, so there’s a lot of important hockey in the works.


As Gudas time as any

As Gudas time as any

by Ryan Kennedy - March 12, 2013 2:00 PM EDT

On this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we feature Radko Gudas of the Lightning.
The Edina Hornets are your Minnesota state high school champs. Former NHLer Curt Giles was behind the bench as the perennial contender knocked off No.


Tale of Tiffels

Tale of Tiffels

by Ryan Kennedy - March 5, 2013 2:20 PM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Frederik Tiffels of the Muskegon Lumberjacks.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year if you like high school hockey. The field is set for Minnesota’s legendary state tournament at the Xcel Energy Center, where a new champ will be crowned after Benilde-St.


Barking up the right tree

Barking up the right tree

by Ryan Kennedy - February 19, 2013 3:10 PM EST

On this week's list of player we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Aleksander Barkov of Tappara in Finland.
It seems like the NHL is just getting into a groove, but playoffs are already beginning in the prospect ranks. First on the slate is the Minnesota high school circuit, where all roads eventually lead to the Xcel Energy Center in St.


Jacob De La 'Rosey'

Jacob De La 'Rosey'

by Ryan Kennedy - February 12, 2013 2:50 PM EST

On this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Jacob De La Rose of Leksand.
For the fourth straight year, Boston College won the annual Beanpot tournament, contested by the city’s four NCAA squads, with a 6-3 win over Northeastern.


Santini soaring like an eagle

Santini soaring like an eagle

by Ryan Kennedy - February 5, 2013 2:10 PM EST

On this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Steven Santini of the U.S. NTDP.
It was recently announced that Pittsburgh will host the second annual All-American Prospects Game next fall and with the NCAA’s Frozen Four also coming to Steeltown in a few months, western Pennsylvania is quickly becoming the place to be for prospect watching.


Ailing NHL club will soon call Nurse

Ailing NHL club will soon call Nurse

by Ryan Kennedy - January 29, 2013 2:15 PM EST

Draft eligible D-man Darnell Nurse headlines our latest look at top prospects.
The big draft event of the week took place in Muskegon, Mich., as the United States League held its annual Top Prospects Game, but there’s still more concentrated action to come in early February with the Five Nations tournament in Sweden.


Miller has whale of a challenge in Connecticut

Miller has whale of a challenge in Connecticut

by Ryan Kennedy - January 22, 2013 3:50 PM EST

On this week's top prospect list, we feature J.T. Miller, an OHL and world junior standout who just turned pro in the AHL.
The Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects Game has come and gone, but if you want more all-star action, the United States League has its own showcase coming up this Wednesday from Muskegon.


Well-travelled Kujawinski

Well-travelled Kujawinski

by Ryan Kennedy - January 15, 2013 4:30 PM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Ryan Kujawinski of the Kingston Frontenacs.
With NHL training camps starting in an abridged format, there won’t be much time for prospects to make a name for themselves, but a handful will graduate from Hot List status nonetheless after playing their first big league game.


Lindholm's draft stock rises

Lindholm's draft stock rises

by Ryan Kennedy - January 8, 2013 1:35 PM EST

Elias Lindholm had a great WJC for a banged-up Swedish team and continues to have a strong showing in the Swedish pro league.
The World Junior Championship is finished and everyone – we hope – is back from Ufa by now. The NHL’s back too, which means some rookies may have to impress in a hurry if they want to make their debuts in 2013.


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