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NHL Draft

The NHL Draft is just around the corner and will be done a little differently this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the entire 2020 year upside down. Because of this, the 2020 NHL Draft will be a virtual online draft. Today, we will take a look at the Metropolitan Division and their team […]


Philadelphia Flyers Prospects
Ben Kerr - Aug 3, 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […]

2019 NHL Draft Grades
Ben Kerr - Jun 23, 2019

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 2019 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

Miles Wood NHL rumours NHL Draft Team Needs

The NHL Draft is just around the corner and teams are gearing up for what promises to be a very busy weekend in Vancouver on June 21st and 22nd. The combine is now complete and teams have interviewed potential draftees for their team. We will examine the Metropolitan Division and what their team needs are […]

Chuck Fletcher Philadelphia Flyers First-round pick
Rob Brent - Jun 14, 2019

On June 21st, the NHL will hold it’s annual entry draft. The day is one of the biggest opportunities to change the organization’s fortunes by acquiring prospects that could be the next stars of their franchise. It is also one of the biggest days of the year for trading, as teams swap picks or players […]

Isaac Ratcliffe
Rob Brent - May 26, 2019

The Guelph Storm’s season may have ended in disappointment after a 6-4 loss to the QMJHL champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in the 2019 Memorial Cup semi-finals, but the Philadelphia Flyers should be pleased with the progress of their 2017, 35th overall draft pick Isaac Ratcliffe. Over the last several weeks, the team went on a run […]

Lukas Weese - Dec 27, 2018

VANCOUVER– The start of every World Junior Hockey Championship brings great joy and optimism. Unless you are Team Denmark. Team Canada, looking to defend as gold medalists, were not messing around in front of their home fans in Rogers Arena. The 22 young Canadians representing the national junior team put on a show, defeating Denmark […]

Carter Hart
Ariel Melendez - Dec 17, 2018

The goaltending carousel continues for the Philadelphia Flyers. Anthony Stolarz, who left Saturday night’s game, will now be out for the next two-to-four weeks. After placing Stolarz on injured reserve Monday morning, the Flyers have called up Carter Hart from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Alex Lyon was also sent back to the minors. The #Flyers […]

Ariel Melendez - Dec 6, 2018

It is well known that the Philadelphia Flyers prospect group is among the best in the league. That was proven to be even truer as eight Flyers prospects were named to the preliminary rosters for their national junior teams. Amongst the countries represented, players will be from the United States, Canada, and Sweden. Eight Flyers […]

Isaac Ratcliffe
Lukas Weese - Dec 2, 2018

GUELPH– Isaac Ratcliffe has been busy the last month. In November, the Philadelphia Flyers prospect was chosen to represent the OHL in the CHL-Russia Series, where he recorded a goal. As the captain of the Guelph Storm, Ratcliffe has generated 19 goals and 13 assists in 27 games played. Against the Kitchener Rangers on Sunday, […]

Mikhail Vorobyev
Ariel Melendez - Sep 29, 2018

Ron Hextall called Mikhail Vorobyev one of the toughest cuts he had to make for the Philadelphia Flyers last season. Vorobyev is proving why that decision should not be made again. According to the Flyers general manager, the young Russian forward has “knocked the door down” during his efforts to land a spot on the […]

Carter Hart
Ben Kerr - Aug 7, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […]

Carter Hart
Ariel Melendez - Jul 5, 2018

It is no surprise to say that the Philadelphia Flyers could use some goaltending help. It is possible that they have that help in the form of Carter Hart. The team should not be quick to rush him to the NHL level, however. His development should be one of the top priorities for the Flyers.

Ted Brown - Jun 27, 2018

The Philadelphia Flyers selected left wing Joel Farabee with the 14th pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Farabee’s skillset implies that he can be a future cornerstone for this franchise. The word dangerous comes to mind when you watch Farabee play. He’s consistently around the puck looking to make things happen. Furthermore, Farabee has […]

Mike Giletto - Jun 25, 2018

The 2018 NHL Entry Draft was held this weekend in Dallas, Texas. The Philadelphia Flyers used their two first-round selections to add Joel Farabee and… Jay O’Brien? Products of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program (NTDP) and Thayer Academy, respectively, neither forward is expected to make the team come fall. Farabee is committed to […]

Jesperi Kotkaniemi 2018 NHL Draft Grades
Ben Kerr - Jun 24, 2018

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 2018 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]



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2021 nhl draft lottery

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Luiza Vidal, Editor - Jun 24, 2018

The Minnesota Wild has announced via Twitter that forward Marco Rossi is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. The centreman represented Austria at the 2021 World Junior Championship in Edmonton. He underwent a seven-day quarantine before being able to take part in the training camp activities with the Wild this week. NEWS: #mnwild forward Marco Rossi […]

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Gabriel Foley - Jun 24, 2018

Carson Lambos is one of many players in the 2021 NHL Draft class who could go first overall. But he’s far from earned the consensus. With so much talent from players like Owen Power, Brandt Clarke, and Matty Beniers, there’s no real favourite this year. And Lambos hasn’t really helped his case much. He managed […]