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Road trip

Road trip

by Ryan Kennedy - February 14, 2012 2:49 PM EST

In our weekly list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Radek Faksa of the Kitchener Rangers.
The Hot List went on the road this weekend with a brief sojourn to Kitchener and a classic junior hockey experience at The Aud. The Rangers jumped all over the visiting Brampton Battalion 5-1, but it was still an educational trip from a prospect perspective.


Skjei day

Skjei day

by Ryan Kennedy - February 7, 2012 2:36 PM EST

In our list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Brady Skjei of the U.S. NTDP.
The Penticton Vees tied a British Columbia League record with their 29th straight win on the weekend and Tuesday night they had a chance to break that mark.


Thrower one to watch

Thrower one to watch

by Ryan Kennedy - January 31, 2012 4:46 PM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Dalton Thrower of the Saskatoon Blades.
With the NHL All-Star Game in the bag, it’s time to shift attention to the next wave, as the Canadian League Prospects Game steps up to the plate on Wednesday.


Tough on Toffoli

Tough on Toffoli

by Ryan Kennedy - January 26, 2012 3:43 PM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Tyler Toffoli of the Ottawa 67's.
Finally there is some good news on the 2012 draft injury front. Top prospect Nail Yakupov is nearing a return from his world junior knee injury, while I’m hearing Sarnia teammate Alex Galchenyuk’s healing from his ACL tear at a rate that makes a return this season more possible.


Hyka hype

Hyka hype

by Ryan Kennedy - January 17, 2012 4:20 PM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Tomas Hyka of the Gatineau Olympiques.
Major junior was turned upside-down at the trade deadline with big names aplenty moving and some may not even have an impact for months. Brett Connolly, for example, is still with Tampa in the NHL, but if the Bolts are done early, he would join the Tri-City Americans instead of his old Prince George Cougars.


Back in action

Back in action

by Ryan Kennedy - January 10, 2012 3:38 PM EST

With the WJC over, we look at some prospects from the tournament, as well as others making waves in the world of hockey.
Sweden has its first world junior gold in 31 years and the major junior trade deadline sees big names such as Jamie Oleksiak, Ryan Spooner and Austin Watson all in different locales.


Impressive juniors

Impressive juniors

by Ryan Kennedy - January 3, 2012 4:46 PM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we look at some performances from the WJC.
No one can say it's been a boring tournament so far. The world juniors have featured upsets, nail-biters and still have some huge tilts on the schedule.


Around the prospect world

Around the prospect world

by Ryan Kennedy - December 20, 2011 3:10 PM EST

With the world juniors warming up, we take a look at who's hot right now among future NHLers.
The world juniors are achingly close and teams are already playing warmup games (Denmark got a particularly rude awakening against the University of Alberta).


Olli moly

Olli moly

by Ryan Kennedy - December 13, 2011 3:33 PM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Olli Maatta of the London Knights.
The biggest news in the prospect world right now is Team Canada’s selection camp for the world juniors, with cuts already coming. The competition has been fierce and physical, with several surprises.


WJC prospects

WJC prospects

by Ryan Kennedy - December 6, 2011 3:14 PM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Finn Alexander Ruuttu.
With less than a month to go, news is heating up around the World Junior Championship in Edmonton and Calgary. Many countries have already released preliminary rosters, while the Swedes have gone a step further and finalized their 23-man squad.


Slater slays in the draft rankings

Slater slays in the draft rankings

by Ryan Kennedy - November 29, 2011 3:48 PM EST

With the world juniors approaching, the Hot List looks at a few prospects who may or may not suit up in Alberta this December.
Team Canada released its preliminary camp roster for the world juniors Monday and yes, there were some surprise omissions, particularly on defense.


Down by the Baie

Down by the Baie

by Ryan Kennedy - November 15, 2011 3:50 PM EST

On this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Raphael Bussieres of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar.
The CHL Super Series shifts to the Western League after the Russians fell twice to the Ontario League stars, while an all-Canadian final at the World Jr.


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