Tampa Bay Lightning Draft Recap and Grades

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The defending back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning have a difficult off-season ahead. It started with the expansion draft, losing Yanni Gourde. That was followed by the 2021 NHL draft. Here’s a Lightning draft recap, looking at their selections and grading how well they did. Tampa Bay Lightning Draft Recap Heading into the draft, […] READ MORE


2021 NHL Mock Draft : Part 4 – Picks 49-64

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Leafs Draft Prototypes: USHL Defensemen

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The Toronto Maple Leafs had yet another disappointing finish to their NHL season. Despite all that, there’s still something to look forward to in the 2021 NHL Draft. What prospects are Leafs’ draft prototypes? Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: USHL Defensemen How To Determine Prototypes All parts of the Leafs’ draft prototype pieces for forwards […] READ MORE


Lukas Gustafsson Prospect Deep Dive

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The Chicago Steel of the USHL recently won the Clark Cup. They have several talented players that are eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft, including the likes of Matthew Coronato, Mackie Samoskevich and Ryan Ufko. There is one more prospect, however, who did not play a very large role. That player was defenseman Lukas Gustafsson. […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: Scandinavian Defensemen

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The Toronto Maple Leafs had yet another disappointing finish to their NHL season. Despite all that, there’s still something to look forward to in the 2021 NHL Draft. What prospects are Leafs draft prototypes? Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: Scandinavian Defensemen How To Determine Prototypes All parts of my Leafs draft prototype pieces for forwards […] READ MORE


Leafs Draft Prototypes: Forwards Only Mock Draft

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The Toronto Maple Leafs had yet another disappointing finish to their NHL season. Despite all that, there’s still something to look forward to in the 2021 NHL Draft. What prospects are Leafs draft prototypes?  Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: Forwards-Only Mock Draft How To Determine Prototypes If you’d like to learn about prototypes, take a […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes Part Four

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The Toronto Maple Leafs had yet another disappointing finish to their NHL season. Despite all that, there’s still something to look forward to in the 2021 NHL Draft. Who are Leafs draft prototypes?  Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: Finnish Forwards How To Determine Prototypes The criteria used to determine prototypes was explained in my Russian […] READ MORE


2021 Draft Prospect Profile: Dylan Guenther

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Dylan Guenther may end up being one of the best players to come out of the 2021 NHL Draft when all is said and done. His play in the WHL this season was extraordinary. What about his game makes him so dominant?  Dylan Guenther Prospect Deep Dive  What The Experts Are Saying Ben Kerr of […] READ MORE


2021 Draft Class Profile: Red Savage Deep Dive

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The 2021 NHL Draft class is full of fun names, but there’s arguably none better than Red Savage. If draft rankings were based on names, he’d arguably be number one on many lists. But he brings much more to the table than just a great name. There’s a reason he’s been ranked within the first […] READ MORE


NHL Prospect Outlook: Mason McTavish Deep Dive

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Not too long ago, we covered Logan Stankoven, who is one of the better pure shooters in this class. A name not mentioned in that piece that is in that argument as well is Mason McTavish. Similar to Stankoven, he displays a high-end goal-scoring ability. He brings much more to the table than that. What […] READ MORE