by Ryan Kennedy - November 14, 2012 3:18 PM EST
THN's prospect guru ranks the first round of eligible prospects for the 2013 NHL draft.
Welcome to the first installment of my rankings for the 2013 NHL draft. We’re going to post these quarterly and you can expect a lot of variance as the season goes on because this is a stacked year.
by Ryan Kennedy - November 7, 2012 2:31 PM EST
The education packages offered by the CHL don't handcuff kids like they used to and give them time to consider options.
Though the story has already gone through so many permutations and baffling left turns, for the time being the fledgling CHLPA appears to be in ashes.
by Ryan Kennedy - October 30, 2012 2:45 PM EDT
If the CHLPA wants to make it so major junior players can be NCAA eligible, they face many difficult hurdles.
“I’m not crazy; you’re the one who’s crazy. You’re driving me crazy.” - “Institutionalized,” by Suicidal Tendencies There may not be anything more labyrinthine than NCAA regulations, but several newsworthy items of late make it important to delve into what makes a player eligible for the college hockey experience.
by Ryan Kennedy - October 24, 2012 2:20 PM EDT
The NHL can only toy with its customers for so long before they'll start to turn on the top league.
It would be understandable to hold the opinion that at least some of the owners in the NHL don’t actually care about what fans think about them.
by Ryan Kennedy - October 17, 2012 2:17 PM EDT
The most recent issue of The Hockey News looked at the status of the women's game, including its young pro league.
For the first time ever, The Hockey News has dedicated the bulk of an issue to women’s hockey – you can find it on newsstands, online or your mailbox now.
by Ryan Kennedy - October 10, 2012 2:04 PM EDT
The Anaheim draft pick had chosen to take the college route with Wisconsin, but his suspension may push him to major junior.
The biggest story out of the prospect world this week centers around Anaheim Ducks second-rounder Nic Kerdiles, a talented power forward who was slated to begin his freshman season at the University of Wisconsin this month.
by Ryan Kennedy - October 4, 2012 1:31 PM EDT
Is it realistic to expect the NHL to turn to replacement players during the lockout?
I had an interesting conversation with an audio tech guy while doing a TV interview last month. Even though he was a union worker, he didn’t understand why the NHL wouldn’t simply bring in scab players during the then-impending lockout.
by Ryan Kennedy - September 26, 2012 1:20 PM EDT
A recent, dangerous incident at the University of North Dakota could have ended much worse and leaves us asking, why risk it?
I’ve written about this before, but with the summer the NCAA has had, it’s hard not to bring it up again: It baffles my mind that elite hockey prospects risk their entire futures just to get blitzed at a team party.
by Ryan Kennedy - September 18, 2012 2:34 PM EDT
If you're a hockey fan living in one of the NHL's 30 markets, here are some suggestions on where you can get your fix.
Should the NHL lockout cause real games to be cancelled this fall, hockey fans will want their fix and we’re here for you. Here’s a look at which teams you can follow live, no matter which NHL market you live in.
by Ryan Kennedy - September 12, 2012 2:38 PM EDT
Looking at five teams from junior and NCAA circuits that will be worth keeping an eye on this season.
Hockey’s about to start again, even if the pros don’t get out of the gates in time, so it’s time for my annual look at teams I’m excited to see this season.
by Ryan Kennedy - September 5, 2012 12:51 PM EDT
The CHLPA is in its infancy and may not even get off the ground, but there are some interesting things about it to consider.
I can’t help but be fascinated by the fledgling CHLPA – a group whose origins and membership are cloaked in secrecy, whose detractors claim are devoid of simple math and writing skills.
by Ryan Kennedy - August 29, 2012 11:46 AM EDT
Columbus has a new marketing campaign this season and, given all their troubles, they're an honest team to get behind.
In the late 1980s, pioneering gangsta rap group N.W.A. changed the face of hip hop with their us-against-the-world take on life. Nearly 25 years later, the Columbus Blue Jackets have echoed those three famous letters for that team's new marketing campaign and you couldn't find a more worthy franchise to identify with the hip hop crew's tales of alienation.
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