Calder Memorial Trophy: 2019-20 Predictions

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A new NHL season brings with it a fresh crop of rookies, and a fresh set off hopes for the futures of nearly every NHL team. Along with helping their teams win, those rookies will also be chasing a prestigious individual award – the NHL’s Calder Memorial Trophy.  The following article looks at pre-season favourites and predictions for […] READ MORE


2019 Top NHL Prospects: 60 – 41

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Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf NHL Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top NHL prospects. 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 […] READ MORE


TSP: Columbus Blue Jackets Prospects

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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 […] READ MORE


TSP: Top Columbus Blue Jackets Prospects

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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 […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets sign Alexandre Texier

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The Columbus Blue Jackets signed last year’s second-round draft pick (45th overall) centre Alexandre Texier to a three-year entry-level contract today. This deal comes after Texier played for France in the IIHF world championship this month. #CBJ announce Alexandre Texier, the second-round pick (No. 45 overall) last summer, has signed an entry-level contract. He’s expected to […] READ MORE


Alexandre Texier to Continue Career with KalPa in Liiga

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Columbus Blue Jackets second round pick Alexandre Texier has signed with Finnish Liiga club KalPa today. There was much debate on whether he would be playing in Finland or coming to North America to play in the CHL next season. With that, Texier has decided to continue his development at the professional level with KalPa. […] READ MORE


One-on-One With Columbus Blue Jackets Alexandre Texier

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Alexandre Texier is a hot topic of discussion among the Blue Jackets faithful since the NHL Entry Draft, and rightly so. With the 45th selection of the draft, the Jackets took a relatively unknown commodity out of the French league in Texier. Having played with Grenobles in the top flight, he was able to produce […] READ MORE


2017 NHL Entry Draft: Columbus Blue Jackets Draft Review

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Now that the dust has settled on the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, it’s time to review what the Columbus Blue Jackets got done. There were multiple names that fans are wondering about, and the one at the forefront was the Blue Jackets first pick of the draft in Alexandre Texier. Here is the review of […] READ MORE


Alexandre Texier 2017 NHL Draft Honorable Mention

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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 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE