Young Players Who Need Fresh Starts

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It's no secret that a fresh start can revitalize a player's career. However, there are a few young players around the league who need one moving forward. READ MORE


Changes needed in the NHL-CHL Transfer Agreement

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The beginning of the NHL season sees some of the game’s top prospects getting a taste of the pros. Many get their nine game tryout before heading back to junior while the elite ones will stick. But what happens to the kids who aren’t ready for the NHL and are too good for junior but […] READ MORE


Warning to NHL GMs: Don't Rush the Kids

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After the draft winds down and the excitement of free agency wears off, hockey fans will turn their attention to the upcoming season with an eye to the future of their favourite team. Across the league, all 30 NHL teams hosted their development camps where everyone from top prospects to free agent invitees were invited to […] READ MORE


TSP: Buffalo Sabres Top 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


Grigorenko Takes to Facebook to Explain Decision Not to Report to QMJHL

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Earlier in the week, the Buffalo Sabres announced that they were returning their young teenage centre Mikhail Grigorenko to the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL.  Grigorenko had just returned from the World Juniors where he played a first line centre role, and scored a key goal helping his team to a Bronze Medal Game victory […] 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


World Juniors: The Flames Monahan Decision and the Leafs Rielly Conundrum

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After dominating the World Junior tournament with five straight gold medal victories from 2005-09, Team Canada has seen their plethora of gold turn into a dry spell. They will be hoping to snap the winless streak at this years tournament in Malmo, Sweden, and will be relying on many fresh faces to do so. Though […] READ MORE


Sabres Send Grigorenko to Play In the World Junior Championship

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Team Russia got a major boost to their squad for the World Junior Championship as the Buffalo Sabres will release centre Mikhail Grigorenko to play for the team in this year’s tournament, being held in Malmo, Sweden. The Sabres have been struggling to find a place to put Grigorenko in the lineup this year.  They […] READ MORE


More Darkness Before the End of the Tunnel: The 2013-2014 Buffalo Sabres

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Welcome back to Puck Drop: NHL Preview 2013-14, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of his hockey season.  Check back often as new teams are added to our Puck Drop page.  Today we take a look at the 2013-14 Buffalo Sabres.   “And it […] READ MORE


Top Shelf Prospects: Buffalo Sabres

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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