TSP: St. Louis Blues Prospects

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2016 I will be featuring 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 […] READ MORE


TSP: St. Louis Blues 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, I […] READ MORE


Team Russia World Junior Preview: Players to Watch

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Future Stars.  Over the next week or so, we will be previewing the 2014 World Junior Championships, a tournament that will be played in Toronto and Montreal from December 26, 2014 to January 5, 2015.  As always, you can check out the previous Top […] READ MORE


Five Minutes with Ivan Barbashev and David Pastrnak

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On Monday night, Russia was victorious in their 2015 summer camp opener as they defeated the Czech Republic 5-0. Ivan Barbashev scored two goals and added an assist, leading his team to a lop-sided win. While sometimes the score may not indicate the play on the ice, the score was as one-sided as the product […] READ MORE


2014 NHL Draft Profile #15: Ivan Barbashev

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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 2014 NHL Draft.  Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


2014 NHL Draft: February Rankings Part 3 (11-15)

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Stars.  Over the next few days we will be previewing the 2014 NHL Draft by ranking our top 30 prospects and honourable mentions.  As always, you can check out the previous Top Shelf Prospects articles here. With the Junior seasons not just in Canada but […] READ MORE


2014 World Juniors: Players to Watch Sweden and Russia

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Future Stars.  The World Junior Championships are right around the corner, and this year’s tournament will be played in Malmo, Sweden from December 26, 2013 to January 5, 2014. We have already looked at the Players to Watch on Team Canada, Team USA and the […] READ MORE


NHL Draft 2014: November Rank, Part 2 (11-20)

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Stars.  Over the next few days we will be previewing the 2014 NHL Draft by ranking our top 30 prospects and honourable mentions.  As always, you can check out the previous Top Shelf Prospects articles here. With the CHL season now 2 months old,  […] READ MORE


2013-14 QMJHL Preview: Maritimes Division

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects.  Starting today we will be previewing the CHL for the 2013-14 season, going East to West across the country.  This means that we will get started in the QMJHL’s Maritime Division, home to the defending Memorial Cup Champions, the Halifax Mooseheads.  As always you can check out the previous […] READ MORE


Top Shelf Prospects: 2012-13 QMJHL Preview, Maritime Division

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Welcome to today’s edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”. I’ve taken a couple of weeks off from the Prospect Beat since completing a review of the prospects of all thirty NHL teams. If you missed those you can find a complete listing of my previous articles here. You can also find my extensive NHL Draft preview […] READ MORE