2018-19 Calder Trophy Contenders

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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 Trophy.  The following article looks at pre-season favourites and predictions for who […] READ MORE


TSP: Top 20 Affiliated NHL 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


TSP: Top Buffalo Sabres 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 go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. We will be following the order of […] READ MORE


Casey Mittelstadt Inks Three-Year Deal with Buffalo Sabres

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The Buffalo Sabres are about to get a jolt of youth upfront thanks to newly signed forward, Casey Mittelstadt. Mittelstadt will join the Sabres by way of the University of Minnesota. He signs a three-year deal and could show up on the ice as early as Thursday, when the Sabres host the Detroit Red Wings. […] READ MORE


2018 World Junior Championships Pool A: Players to Watch

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The 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships start on Boxing Day in Buffalo, New York. Over the next two days, we will give a short preview of the tournament, looking at the top few players to watch on each of the tournaments squads. Today, a look at Pool A. Check out Pool B Here. 2018 World […] READ MORE


TSP: Buffalo Sabres Prospects

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Welcome to the 2017 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  During the summer, I will feature a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all the articles here. Since we had an extensive NHL […] READ MORE


2017 NHL Mock Draft Part 1 – The Lottery Picks

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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


NHL Draft Lottery Condemns the Colorado Avalanche to Fourth Overall

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by Connor Dobos The 2016-2017 NHL season was one that Colorado Avalanche fans will want to forget. After finishing 22-56-4 and ending the season with only 48 points, the Avs and their fan base were ready to put their worst season in Denver in the rear-view mirror. Saturday’s Draft Lottery provided the Avalanche franchise with the […] READ MORE


Casey Mittelstadt Scouting Report: 2017 NHL Draft #4

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Hockey 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 […] READ MORE


2017 NHL Draft February Rankings: Top Five

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Future Stars.  Over the next few days we will be previewing the 2017 NHL Draft by ranking our top 30 prospects and honourable mentions. With the Junior seasons not just in Canada but throughout the world gearing up for the stretch drive and a […] READ MORE