Detroit Red Wings Taro Hirose Adjusting Quickly to NHL

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There haven’t been many bright spots this season for the Detroit Red Wings. The team will miss the playoffs for the third straight season. However, there have been signs of life near the end of the season and Taro Hirose has played well since coming from Michigan State. Taro Hirose Starting Strong The Calgary native […] READ MORE


2018-19 WHL U.S. 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 are kicking off this week. With that in mind, we continue our division previews today as we make our way around the country. You can check out all […] READ MORE


TSP: Top Affiliated NHL Prospects Part 4 (40-21)

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Welcome to the 2018 NHL Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 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: Top Detroit Red Wings 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



WHL Playoffs: WHL, BC Division Champions Eliminated in Round 1

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Surprise is the name of the game in the Western Hockey League. Two championship teams were eliminated in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. In the Eastern Conference, the Brandon Wheat Kings eliminated the Central Division Champions. It all reminds me of something former Winterhawk Taylor Peters once told me. “You can’t take […] READ MORE


WHL Playoffs: NHL Prospects Shine in Round 1

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The opening weekend of the Western Hockey League playoffs was dominated by overtime thrillers, hat tricks and WHL playoff firsts. Detroit Red Wings prospects Michael Rasmussen and Dennis Cholowski both put on a show for their respective teams. Carolina Hurricanes prospect Morgan Geekie blew the roof off the Tri-City Americans weekend wins. It’s all in a […] READ MORE


TSP: Detroit Red Wings 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


Michael Rasmussen Scouting Report: 2017 NHL Draft #11

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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