TSP: Colorado Avalanche Prospects

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf NHL 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 […] READ MORE


2016 Frozen Four Preview

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The 2016 NCAA hockey tournament is officially set. All conference tournaments are finished and teams know who they will be facing on March 25th and 26th in their respective regionals. Prior to next weekend’s games here is what you should know. The championship playoff format involves four regional sites with four teams at each site. […] READ MORE


An Early Look at the World Juniors: Team USA Forwards

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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 NCAA Hockey Preview: Big 10 Conference

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects. Today we start previewing the NCAA, looking for our next National College Hockey Champion.  We start with a big name conference that is entering the realm of hockey for the first time in 2013-14 as it is the first season of the BIG 10.  As always you can check […] READ MORE


2013 Mock NHL Draft Part 2: Top Shelf Prospects

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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 2013 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


NHL Draft: February Rankings Part 3 (21-30)

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Welcome to today’s edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”. If you missed any of my previous articles you can find a complete listing of them here. This week I give an early look at the 2013 NHL draft with my Top 30 Rankings so far. If someone obvious is missing off the list (especially a European […] READ MORE


Early Look: Team USA World Juniors

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Welcome to today’s edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”. 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 be a good time to look at the potential lineups for the World Junior Championships. […] READ MORE


Early Look: Top 10 NHL Draft Prospects for 2013

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Its early and there is still a full year of hockey to be played before the 2013 NHL draft, but today I take an early look at the prospects expected to go at the top of that draft. 1) Nathan MacKinnon, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL, Centre We’ve been hearing about MacKinnon for over 2 years now.  […] READ MORE