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



TSP: Washington Capitals 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: Metropolitan Divison

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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 Metropolitan Division and what their team needs are […] READ MORE


TSP: 2018 NHL Organizational Prospect Rankings (31-21)

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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 Washington Capitals 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


Canada Names Tim Hunter WJC Coach, announce Invites for Summer Camp

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Hockey Canada announced yesterday that they have appointed Tim Hunter as head coach of the World Junior team for the upcoming tournament held in Vancouver and Victoria in December/January. Hunter served as the team’s assistant coach for the past two tournaments. Marc-Andre Dumont of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, Jim Hulton of the Charlottetown Islanders and […] 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


2018 NHL Entry Draft – Metropolitan Division Needs

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The NHL Entry Draft is rapidly approaching and people are getting excited to see what each team will do on June 22nd and 23rd. Dallas will host one of the most talented draft classes in recent history. Here, we will look into what each team within the Metropolitan Division needs to do when Draft Weekend […] READ MORE


Washington Capitals Sign Ilya Samsonov To ELC

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The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Ilya Samsonov to a three-year entry-level contract with an annual cap hit of $925,000. He also has player bonuses as well that start at $500,000 in his first year and increases $50,000 in each of the next two years. The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Ilya Samsonov to a three-year […] READ MORE