What is Happening with Vancouver Canucks Prospect Vasili Podkolzin

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It’s the off-season in 2020, so Vancouver Canucks fans have been deeply concerned. In any other year, it would be over new free-agent signings and how they will stop the team from starting a half-dozen rookies next season. But so far Jim Benning has been quite reasonable, and most of the Canucks prospects aren’t ready […] READ MORE


The Additions and Departures from the Minnesota Wild Roster

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On October 9, teams and players alike flocked to their phones to forge a path to the future. Whether they sought long-term homes or bet on themselves to succeed, free agents across the NHL negotiated new contracts to find future homes with new teams. Despite the chaos of the first day, Wild general manager Bill […] READ MORE



New York Islanders Re-Sign Ilya Sorokin To Contract Extension

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The New York Islanders have re-signed their prized goalie and best prospect Ilya Sorokin to a one-year contract extension worth $2 million. It carries a base salary of $1 million with a signing bonus of $1 million. This new contract is for the 2020-21 NHL season. $2M. $1M signing bonus and $1M salary https://t.co/xB75PJInFD — […] READ MORE


Why the Montreal Canadiens Should Burn A Season Off Alexander Romanov’s Contract

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Back in May, the Montreal Canadiens agreed to terms with defenceman Alexander Romanov on a three-year, entry-level contract. On Monday, the NHL and NHL Players’ Association announced they had reached a tentative agreement on a Return to Play plan along with a memorandum of understanding that adds four years to the collective bargaining agreement that […] READ MORE


Philadelphia Flyers Mikhail Vorobyev Headed to KHL

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News broke on Tuesday that Philadelphia Flyers centreman Mikhail Vorobyev has signed with the Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the KHL. The contract is reported to be a three-year deal, with one publication even reporting his salary at roughly $562k. After failing to stand out in North America, Mikhail Vorobyev is reportedly headed back to Russia. […] READ MORE


Maxim Groshev Scouting Report: 2020 NHL Draft #112

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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 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Undervalued Leagues at the NHL Draft

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As seen by the Buffalo Sabres never-ending rebuild, the ability to find future talent at the NHL Draft can affect a franchise for years. This is why teams should always be looking for future market inefficiencies. They should look to correct for past biases at the NHL Draft. Various kinds of biases have been shown […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Nikolay Goldobin Signs with CSKA Moscow

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KHL club CSKA Moscow has signed free agent forward Nikolay Goldobin to a two-year contract. Terms of the contract were not available as of press time. This contract carries him through the 2021-22 season. CSKA signed a two-year contract with Nikolay Goldobin. The past 5 seasons the 24-year-old forward spent in the NHL (19 G, […] READ MORE


Alexander Pashin Scouting Report: 2020 NHL Draft #84

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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 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE