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Blainville-Boisbriand advanced to the Quebec League semifinal by beating Rimouski on the road in the most incredible come-from-behind circumstances. Nikita Jevpalovs played the hero.
A new era of the Stanley Cup playoffs begins this spring as the divisional format is introduced. Rather than teams being re-seeded after each round, this year's playoffs will follow a hard bracket - and we'll update this one daily.
Now that the order has been established, THN's resident prospect expert jots down his initial list on how the draft may go down in Philadelphia this summer.
Florida Panthers leap-frog the Buffalo Sabres and will select first overall in the NHL draft. Now the speculation begins. Who among the top four equally ranked prospects will they select. Or will they trade the pick?
When this fan sat in an empty seat, he thought he had won an XBox One. That is, until the ticket-holder showed up to claim the prize. When fans noticed, they helped try to make it right and when the Red Wings heard what happened, they offered an even better experience.
Jeff Blashill has won at every level where he has coached and it's only a matter of time before he finds himself behind an NHL bench. Blashill was named coach of the year in the American League for his work in Grand Rapids.
Travis Sanheim of the Western League's Calgary Hitmen is a high riser for this year's draft and he'll get even more time in the spotlight while playing for Canada at the world under-18s in Finland.
Andrew MacDonald was signed to a six-year, $30 million extension by the Philadelphia Flyers and while he's an effective shot blocker in his own zone, he is a negative Corsi player who plays a bigger role than he should. The Flyers are running out of room to improve their blueline.
The annual Future Watch issue taps into the expertise of a panel of 17 NHL scouts and GMs to determine the top 75 drafted prospects in the game and ranks the 30 NHL teams on the depth of their development systems. For hockey fans interested in what's next in each team's pipeline of talent, Future Watch is a unique and much-anticipated system report.Buy now
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