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


TSP: Detroit Red Wings 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


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


Taro Hirose Signs With Detroit Red Wings

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The Detroit Red Wings have signed college free agent winger Taro Hirose to a two-year entry-level contract. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. The deal comes with a base salary of 832K per year, along with 92.5K annually in signing bonuses. Hirose can also make another 850K in performance bonuses during the second year […] READ MORE


Top 2019 College Hockey Free Agents

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It’s that time of year. The NCAA hockey regular season is coming to a close and conference tournaments are about to begin. NHL teams are now salivating at the chance to sign the top undrafted college free agents as their teams play their final games of the season. These prospects don’t always have an impact at […] READ MORE