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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Ryan Kennedy - June 21, 2011 1:19 PM EDT
Our prospect guru looks at some of the high rising prospects for the 2011 NHL draft, led by Sweden's Mika Zibanejad.
The time is nigh for drafting. Minnesota is just days away and every permutation of the order has been pondered. But who helped themselves the most during the second half of the year? For this week’s list, we look at the draft’s high-risers heading into the weekend and how they got there.
by Ryan Kennedy - June 14, 2011 11:35 AM EDT
In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Connor Murphy and focus on under-the-radar players.
Welcome to the first of two special Hot Lists, dedicated exclusively to the 2011 draft in Minnesota. This week, we’ll take a look at some under-the-radar prospects - players either specifically mentioned by NHL scouts in interviews without being prompted or personal hunches we think may pan out.
by Ryan Kennedy - June 7, 2011 3:00 PM EDT
In our weekly list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Finland's Miikka Salomaki.
The final event before the NHL draft has been completed and the results are in from the annual combine in Toronto. And while the team interviews can be just as important as the physical testing, only the latter produces top-10 lists of the best in show.
by Ryan Kennedy - May 31, 2011 2:41 PM EDT
In this week's list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile Tomas Jurco of the Saint John Sea Dogs.
Saint John is your Memorial Cup champion and some of the most prominent Dogs will have to make due with a quick celebration; the draft combine starts Tuesday in Toronto.
by Ryan Kennedy - May 24, 2011 2:10 PM EDT
As the Memorial Cup goes on and the Clark Cup concludes, we run down a list of players we can't wait to see in the NHL.
We’re in the thick of the Memorial Cup and so far offense has proven to be the victor over defense when it comes to team strategies. One team that doesn’t have to be worried about strategy anymore is the Dubuque Fighting Saints, who won the United States League’s Clark Cup over Green Bay and did it as an expansion team.
by Ryan Kennedy - May 17, 2011 3:59 PM EDT
In htis week's list of prospects we can't wait to see in the NHL, we profile Justin Shugg of the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors.
The Memorial Cup starts Friday and thanks to Owen Sound’s dramatic overtime win in Game 7 of the Ontario League final, host Mississauga will have revenge on its mind; Kootenay of the Western League and Saint John of the Quebec League round out the field.
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