2016 NHL Offer Sheet Targets

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On Friday, the Free Agent Frenzy will begin. Of course NHL free agency isn’t all about the UFAs, as there are a number of quality restricted free agents still unsigned by their clubs. Any team can sign these RFAs to a contract now that free agency has officially begun, but by virtue of being restricted, […] READ MORE


Players Thoughts on Canadian World Junior Media Coverage

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The World Junior Championships are, by definition, a development tournament: more about teaching players in a competitive environment than the results themselves. You could be easily fooled by the way the Canadian media covers the event, however. Somewhere in its inception the World Junior Championships turned into the country’s biggest annual international tournament by a […] READ MORE


TSP: Minnesota Wild Prospects

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Welcome to the 2014 edition of “Top Shelf Hockey 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 […] READ MORE



Team Canada Names Scott Laughton World Junior Captain

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Hockey Canada and World Junior head coach Brent Sutter announced today that Scott Laughton of the Oshawa Generals will be Canada’s captain for the World Junior Championships in Malmo, Sweden.  He also announced that Mathew Dumba and Jonathan Drouin will be alternate captains for the squad which will try to end Canada’s four-year gold medal […] 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 WHL Preview: Central 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. After starting with the WHL East Division, we move on to the Central As always you can check out the previous Top Shelf Prospects articles here. The WHL Central Division has been the […] READ MORE