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CHL in Crisis: Less Money, More Problems

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  A pandemic, closed rinks, closed borders, increasing costs, declining revenues, logistical nightmares, lawsuits, and no path forward. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) was facing an unprecedented crises before Covid-19. There now may not be a way forward without major change and the loss of teams. The CHL is in crisis mode. This is the […] READ MORE


Why Daniil Gushchin is a First-Round Talent

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Talk around the 2020 NHL Draft is continuing to pick up steam following the Draft Lottery. One of the most discussed players of the entire Draft pool is USHL star Daniil Gushchin. Gushchin’s abilities have created a very open dialogue, ultimately making Gushchin one of the hardest-to-rank players in this year’s Draft. Gushchin’s average ranking […] READ MORE


Pavel Gogolev Scouting Report: 2020 NHL Draft #114

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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


Report: St Louis Blues Close Practices After Multiple Positive Covid 19 Tests

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Late Friday evening, it was reported that the St. Louis Blues were forced to cancel their practices. This comes in the face of multiple positive tests according to The Athletic. The club is said to be expected to keep their training facilities closed for the weekend before reopening on Monday, obviously without those that tested […] READ MORE


Ian Moore Scouting Report: 2020 NHL Draft #113

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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


Drafting Efficiency: NHLe vs. The Buffalo Sabres

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Every sport has a few teams that can’t seem to get out of their own way. In hockey, the Ottawa Senators wear this crown, but the Buffalo Sabres are giving them a run for their money. All the negative press around the Sabres recently got me looking at their painful draft record and wondering, how […] 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


Results of the NHL Draft Lottery are Nothing but a Win for the Montreal Canadiens

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The NHL hosted Phase One of the NHL Draft Lottery on Friday, June 26th. This was to determine who would get the privilege to select top-ranked Alexis Lafreniere in this year’s upcoming NHL Entry Draft, which was originally supposed to be hosted in Montreal. It was also to see if they would require a Phase […] READ MORE


NHL Mock Draft 2020- Lottery Edition

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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


Team Placeholder Wins 2020 NHL Draft Lottery

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Tonight's 2020 NHL Draft Lottery has come and gone. A placeholder team has emerged as the lucky winners of this year's first overall pick. As NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly announced, The Detroit Red Wings were tonight's biggest losers, as they slipped from #1 to #4 overall, missing out on a top-three pick. The Los Angeles Kings moved up into a top-three spot as they look to accelerate their rebuild. READ MORE