2020 NHL Draft Team Needs: Atlantic 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 Atlantic Division and their team […] READ MORE


Tampa Bay Lightning Sign Dmitry Semykin

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenceman Dmitry Semykin to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will carry the 20-year-old through 2022-23. Tampa Bay announced the move early Thursday afternoon. We have signed defenseman Dmitry Semykin to a three-year, entry-level contract beginning with the 2020-21 season. Semykin was a 2018 #NHLDraft pick of ours. https://t.co/O3kuDWEUW5 […] READ MORE


Tampa Bay Lightning Prospect Gabriel Fortier Shines Despite Russia Win

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It was hard not to spot Gabriel Fortier on the Saint John, New Brunswick ice. In Game 1 of the CIBC Canada/Russia series, Team QMJHL was the first of the CHL leagues to showcase its junior talent on the national stage. The Quebec league has owned Team Russia in the history of this junior showcase, […] READ MORE


TSP: Tampa Bay Lightning 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


2019 NHL Draft Team Needs: Atlantic Division

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The NHL Draft is just around the corner and teams are gearing up for what promises to be a very busy weekend in Vancouver on June 21st and 22nd. The combine is now complete and teams have interviewed potential draftees for their team. We will examine the Atlantic Division and their NHL Draft Team Needs. […] READ MORE


TSP: 2018 NHL Organizational Prospect Rankings (20-11)

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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 Tampa Bay Lightning 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


2018 NHL Draft Grades Part 4

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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 2018 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Around the O: OHL Trade Deadline Day

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Today marks the day of the official OHL Trade Deadline. Yesterday (Jan. 9th), was the last day teams could trade overaged players. As per OHL rules, teams can sign a maximum of 30 players, which consist of three overage players, two imports and four underaged players (16 years old). Looking at the OHL Trade Deadline […] READ MORE


TSP: Tampa Bay Lightning 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