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Road Trippin'

Road Trippin'

by Ryan Kennedy - November 8, 2011 4:28 PM EST

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we look at players featured on a recent road trip and more.
It was a patented Hot List road trip this past weekend, with stops in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Sarnia, Ont., along the way. The Michigan Wolverines fell 3-2 at home to the Andy Murray-coached Broncos from Western Michigan, but the student section at Yost Ice Arena was crazy and bumping.


Keeper Kuemper

Keeper Kuemper

by Ryan Kennedy - November 1, 2011 3:44 PM EDT

On this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Darcy Kuemper of the Ontario Reign.
We’re truly in the thick of it now. Mock drafts are popping up, Central Scouting watch lists are out and high-profile events such as the CHL-Russia Summit Series are approaching fast.


Gaunce acts up

Gaunce acts up

by Ryan Kennedy - October 25, 2011 3:32 PM EDT

On this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Brendan Gaunce of OHL Belleville.
Injuries have blighted the top end of the 2012 draft class so far and the news is getting worse. Sarnia’s Alex Galchenyuk will now have surgery on his torn ACL and will be out of the lineup for quite some time.


Competitive Kassian

Competitive Kassian

by Ryan Kennedy - October 17, 2011 2:15 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Zack Kassian of the Rochester Americans.
The NHL stays for some rookies was very short – in fact, the Islanders' Ryan Strome didn't even play a game – but the experiences will go a long way in helping prospects such as Brandon Saad and Ryan Murphy develop this year.


Ivy Agostino

Ivy Agostino

by Ryan Kennedy - October 4, 2011 2:08 PM EDT

In this week's pre-season list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Kenny Agostino of the Yale Bulldogs.
Tough decisions are happening daily in the NHL right now as the opening rosters are whittled down to their final drafts. Florida already made the call on third overall pick Jonathan Huberdeau, sending him back to Saint John, so look for both the Sea Dogs and Canada’s world junior team to benefit.


Racine for the Cup

Racine for the Cup

by Ryan Kennedy - September 27, 2011 2:01 PM EDT

The tough-as-nails D-man has a bright future in Florida, but not before he helps the Cataractes fight for the Memorial Cup.
For draft watchers, the pre-season can be a very cathartic time. All those kids you’ve followed for years now have NHL homes - temporary, in many cases, since they often go back to junior, but homes nonetheless.


Rieder the Ranger

Rieder the Ranger

by Ryan Kennedy - September 20, 2011 3:10 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile Tobias Rieder of the Kitchener Rangers.
Now that NHL pre-season games have begun, those youngsters looking to make an impact can do so on a more legitimate stage. Several prospects are already in the good graces of management and regular season play has begun in the Quebec League, so there’s a lot to cover.


Raving about Reilly

Raving about Reilly

by Ryan Kennedy - September 6, 2011 3:04 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Mike Reilly of the Penticton Vees.
All three major junior leagues are now in pre-season play, so new reputations are already being forged on the ice. Some of the biggest names – such as Quebec’s Mikhail Grigorenko and London’s Max Domi – have hit the ground running, but who else should you know for the upcoming season? Here’s a look at some of the players we’re excited to see in the NHL one day.


Family ties

Family ties

by Ryan Kennedy - August 30, 2011 1:35 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Tim Erixon of the New York Rangers.
You want hockey? We got hockey. Sure, August isn’t quite finished yet, but the Quebec League is already playing exhibition games and European club teams have done the same.


Encore performance

Encore performance

by Ryan Kennedy - August 23, 2011 2:40 PM EDT

In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile Steven Fogarty and touch on performances from the second R&D Camp.
While rule changes were the impetus for the NHL’s Research, Development and Orientation Camp, it quickly became apparent in Year 2 of the experiment that prospects held the interest of the assembled scouts and GMs.


Gibson goes north

Gibson goes north

by Ryan Kennedy - August 16, 2011 3:02 PM EDT

In this week's return of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile John Gibson, now of the Kitchener Rangers.
The Ivan Hlinka tournament and the Five Nations Cup are finished, with Canada taking the former and the United States the latter. World junior camps also got under way, so with actual hockey to gauge and a lot of movement going on in the prospect world, it’s time for another roundup of players we’re excited to see in the NHL one day.


Savvy draft picks

Savvy draft picks

by Ryan Kennedy - June 28, 2011 9:58 AM EDT

With the NHL draft over, we look back at some of the more shrewd picks, led by goalie Magnus Hellberg of Nashville.
All the picks have been made and all the draft tourists are back from Minnesota. Once again there were some surprises mixed in with the sure things, but the cream rose to the top and each franchise will tell you they can’t believe so-and-so was still there when they picked him.


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