Penguins Rookie Tournament Audio

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Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears for HOCKEY IS BACK. After a painful summer, our favorite sport is back on the ice.  Across the league a number of rookie tournaments are taking place and as they conclude NHL training camps will open.  The NHL returns, and LWOS is here to cover all the action. […] READ MORE


Ian Cole Will Serve As Bridge On Pens Blue Line

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There is no doubting that the combination of Ollia Maatta and Kris Letang – if both remain healthy – could easily become one of the best pairings in all of hockey, but if the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to find success this year it is going to come by the hands of another defender. Question […] READ MORE


TSP: Pittsburgh Penguins Prospects

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Welcome to the 2015 edition of Top Shelf Prospects.  As the summer progresses, I will be featuring each NHL team’s top prospects, following the order of the first round of the 2015 NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) — you can find all the articles here. Because we already published an extensive NHL Draft preview, […] READ MORE


TSP: Pittsburgh Penguins Prospects

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Welcome to the 2014 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”. As we go through the Summer of 2014 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. I will be following the order […] READ MORE


Canada's World Junior Selection Camp: Who Are The Lucky Few

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Stars. Today Team Canada announced the 25 young men who will be going to the Selection camp and competing for spots on the World Junior Team, a tournament that will be played in Malmo Sweden from December 26, 2013 to January 5, 2014.  As […] READ MORE


An Early Look at the World Juniors: Team Canada (Goalies and Defence)

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Stars.  Over the next week or so we will be previewing the 2014 World Junior Championships, a tournament that will be played in Malmo Sweden from December 26, 2013 to January 5, 2014.  As always, you can check out the previous Top Shelf Prospects […] READ MORE


2013-14 WHL Preview: U.S. Division

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects. We continue previewing the CHL for the 2013-14 season, going East to West across the country. We finish with the US Division today.  I apologize for the delay as I moved and have been without internet for the past week.  As always you can check out the previous Top […] READ MORE


Top Shelf Prospects: Pittsburgh Penguins

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Welcome to Today’s edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2013 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. I will be following the order of […] READ MORE


Perennial Contender: Penguins Needed to Hit Bottom Before Rising Up

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This is the fourth article in a series of articles looking at and analyzing the success of the last five teams to raise the Stanley Cup. Be sure to read the first three articles in the series, “Where Have all the Dynasties Gone?”, “Detroit: Setting the Parameters of a Modern Day Dynasty” and “Detroit: End […] READ MORE


Early Look: Team Canada World Juniors 2013

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Welcome to today’s edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”. Previously I reviewed the prospects of all thirty NHL teams, and previewed the CHL season. If you missed any of my previous articles you can find a complete listing of my them here. With the CHL seasons now well over a month old, I thought now would […] READ MORE