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Lipon earning praise

Lipon earning praise

by Ryan Kennedy - January 1, 2013 11:21 AM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we look at WJC stars and feature J.C. Lipon.
UFA, RUSSIA - The medal round is set here in Ufa, but the world juniors never fail to bring upsets. This year, it was Finland that crashed out of the tournament.


Welcome back Otter

Welcome back Otter

by Ryan Kennedy - December 18, 2012 2:00 PM EST

On this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Stephen Harper of the Erie Otters.
It’s been a good news-bad news week for fans of Team USA’s World Junior Championship entry. On the positive side of the ledger, Alex Galchenyuk was named Ontario League player of the week thanks to eight points in two games.


Swiss can't-miss

Swiss can't-miss

by Ryan Kennedy - December 11, 2012 12:22 PM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile Mirco Mueller and look at other WJC-bound players.
Major junior’s Europeans have travelled back home for camp, while Canada is sequestered in Calgary and the Americans are in New York. The World Junior Championship is fast approaching and there’s still a lot of intrigue over who will end up in Ufa, Russia.


Latvian Maverick

Latvian Maverick

by Ryan Kennedy - December 4, 2012 2:06 PM EST

Teddy Blueger of the WCHA's Minnesota State-Mankato is the feature of this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL.
Preliminary world junior rosters are seeping out and already there are some surprises. Sweden, which has to go young thanks to injuries and AHL commitments, did not pick 2013-eligible Andre Burakowsky, though several others will get a chance.


Gentle giant

Gentle giant

by Ryan Kennedy - November 28, 2012 9:55 AM EST

In this week's list of prospects we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Nolan De Jong of the Victoria Grizzlies.
The last of the prospect circuits are getting underway now. The first weekend of Minnesota high school play is in the books, while high school hockey in New England kicks off this week.


Grand Poirier

Grand Poirier

by Ryan Kennedy - November 20, 2012 2:27 PM EST

In this week's list of prospects, we focus on Gatineau's Emile Poirier, and look at others, such as the Soo's Darnell Nurse.
Now that the dust has settled on a score of international tournaments, it’s time for a quick breather before world junior talk begins to dominate the scene in December.


Around the world

Around the world

by Ryan Kennedy - November 13, 2012 1:15 PM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we catch up on different tournaments.
The Hot List took a road trip to Gatineau on Friday to see Halifax take on the Olympiques in a barnburner of a game. Though the Mooseheads won 5-1 in the end, the game was kept close by Gatineau goalie Eric Brassard.


Downing the competition

Downing the competition

by Ryan Kennedy - November 6, 2012 3:20 PM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile the USHL's Michael Downing.
Everything is happening right now! The CHL-Russia Super Series kicked off in Quebec with the locals getting a full dose of the Nail and Mikhail Show, as Yakupov and Grigorenko led the visitors to a 6-2 victory.


Wide world of prospects

Wide world of prospects

by Ryan Kennedy - November 1, 2012 11:50 AM EDT

This week's focus is Frederik Gauthier of Rimouski, but we can't ignore other performances, such as Jordan Binnington's.
The purpose of the Hot List is not just to celebrate those who had big weeks – that would get pretty repetitive. Instead, it’s also a place to shine light on a whole range of players reaching for the spotlight.


Buckles buzzes net

Buckles buzzes net

by Ryan Kennedy - October 23, 2012 2:04 PM EDT

In this week's list of prospects we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Matt Buckles of the St. Michael's Buzzers.
While more attention gets paid to the prospect ranks, more news keeps coming down the pipeline. Highly touted Slovakian winger Patrik Koys has joined Shawinigan of the Quebec League, while the rosters and coaches for the Canadian Hockey League’s annual Super Series vs.


Mad about Madison Bowey

Mad about Madison Bowey

by Ryan Kennedy - October 16, 2012 2:38 PM EDT

In our weekly focus on players we can't wait to see in the NHL someday, we profile Kelowna's blueline demon.
If there's a silver lining to the NHL lockout, it's the super-sizing of major junior and the American League, the latter of which just had its opening weekend.


Hartman gets a handle

Hartman gets a handle

by Ryan Kennedy - October 9, 2012 3:20 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Ryan Hartman of the Plymouth Whalers.
Another Hot List road trip turned out to be a barnburner, as Guelph pulled out a dramatic 5-4 win in the dying seconds against visiting Plymouth, but that wasn’t the only action going on.


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