Ranking The Top NHL Affiliated Prospects: Part 2 (75-51)

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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: New York Islanders 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


TSP: New York Islanders 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


Canada Beats Russia in Summer Showcase Opener

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The following is a press release from Hockey Canada. Canada Beats Russia in Summer Showcase Opener CALGARY, Alta. – A goal from Joe Hicketts (Kamloops, B.C./Victoria, WHL) in the first minute of the second period stood up as the winner as Canada topped Russia 4-1 in the opening game of the Sport Chek World Junior Showcase […] READ MORE


2015 Memorial Cup X-Factors

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With the first game 2015 Memorial Cup set to take place tonight, four teams start their journey to become supreme champions of the Canadian Hockey League. The Rimouski Oceanic, Quebec Remparts, Oshawa Generals and Kelowna Rockets make up the four-team tournament, and all four teams have proven to be at the top of their respective […] READ MORE



Will Michael Dal Colle Make the Islanders This Year?

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Last night the New York Islanders signed 5th overall pick Michael Dal Colle to his entry level contract, putting in question his future with the Oshawa Generals.  After a 2-1 start the Generals have been operating under the assumption that their star forward would be returning to the team sometime soon. As NHL training camps […] READ MORE


2014 NHL Draft Profile #4: Michael Dal Colle

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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 […] READ MORE


Five Minutes with Top Shelf Prospect Michael Dal Colle

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Friday night I was able to get a live look in at Michael Dal Colle of the Oshawa Generals.  The Generals came storming out of the gate and took a 4-0 lead before the end of the first period.  The Generals proved, once again, why they are the best team in the Eastern Conference. The […] READ MORE


2014 NHL Draft: February Rankings Part 1 (1-5)

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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