2020 NHL Draft Team Needs: Metropolitan Division

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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 […] 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


Why the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery Format Works

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The NHL has announced plans for returning to play this Summer, coronavirus-permitting. The regular season is now officially over and in the record books with the playoffs coming up. But there was also something for teams that aren’t invited to the second season: the format of the 2020 NHL draft was also announced. We, like […] READ MORE


Alexis Lafreniere Scouting Report: 2020 NHL Draft #1

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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 […] READ MORE


Team Canada Ends Redemption Story with World Junior Gold

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It is hard to craft a more perfect script than Team Canada winning World Junior Gold.  But this year felt different. After losing in the quarterfinals in Vancouver, Canada was on a mission to avenge that World Junior disappointment. Whenever the young Canadian talent suit up for the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, winning gold […] READ MORE


Detroit Red Wings Prospects in the 2020 World Juniors

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In the midst of the appalling season that the Detroit Red Wings are currently having, the World Juniors are upon us. Fans can take their eyes off the car accident in front of them for a few days and take a glimpse at some of the starlit Detroit Red Wings prospects. They have high-end players […] READ MORE


2020 NHL Draft Scouting Reports and Rankings – December

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the site that will bring you analytical and critical draft profiles and scouting reports! Last Word On Sports is your new headquarters for […] READ MORE


2019-20 QMJHL East Division Preview

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects. It’s that time again, major junior hockey is back and we’re here to preview the new season for you. All three leagues recently kicked off their new seasons. With that in mind, we will start our division previews today and make our way around the country. Today, we bring […] READ MORE