by Ross MacLean - February 21, 2011 10:18 AM EST
Markus Granlund and Rocco Grimaldi played standout hockey at the Five Nations and we expect more at the World Championship.
The Five Nations under-18 tournament may not be one of the mainstream international events that receives the attention or coverage other international tournaments do, but it is a yearly tradition for most scouts to travel to Europe to evaluate players at the event.
by Ross MacLean - January 26, 2011 1:20 PM EST
The head scout for ISS explains how numbers can sometimes get in the way of properly projecting the NHL's future stars.
The re-emergence of statistical superstars at the NHL level and the increasing popularity of fantasy sports has developed a tendency for people to put too much emphasis on the statistics that young players put up as they head towards being drafted.
by Ross MacLean - January 6, 2011 12:10 PM EST
With the world juniors behind us, ISS scout Ross MacLean points out the undrafted players who stood out the most.
After another dramatic chapter in the rivalry between Canada and Russia closed out the 2011 world juniors, I thought it would be appropriate to go back over the tournament and discuss some of the notable players, as well as how the performance of a few prospects will affect the draft order.
by Ross MacLean - January 5, 2011 2:15 PM EST
Even though Finland was without Mikael Granlund, the team still looked good, led by another mid-round Detroit draft gem.
This year’s World Junior Championship has really illustrated just how quickly things can turn around during short-term competitions. Nowhere was that more evident than with the Russian team’s dramatic upset win over Finland in the quarterfinal.
by Ross MacLean - December 29, 2010 11:30 AM EST
Ross MacLean of ISS gives you a rundown of players to keep your eye on as the tournament progresses, complete with specific skills to watch.
With the WJC now in full swing and having had the opportunity to see each team play, there are a few things that have jumped out and some things to pay attention to from each team.
by Ross MacLean - December 7, 2010 12:00 PM EST
Offense-minded defensemen are changing the way coaches attack a game, but is this a blip, or the future of the game?
There seem to be conflicting preferences at almost every level of hockey right now when it comes to the role of the defenseman. Offensive defenders have long basked in a glory that rarely touches even the best of the defensive defenders save for, say, the occasional big hitter or intimidating and mean tough-guy types.