2017 Memorial Cup Preview and Predictions

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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 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens Should Return Mikhail Sergachev to Junior

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18-year-old defenceman Mikhail Sergachev is the youngest player in the NHL this year. Drafted in the first round, 9th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens; Sergachev surprisingly made the Habs out of training camp. Montreal Canadiens Should Return Mikhail Sergachev to Junior Sergachev is clearly talented. As a 17-year-old he was named OHL defenceman of the […] READ MORE



TSP: Montreal Canadiens 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



Montreal Canadiens Off-Season and Draft Review

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This Montreal Canadiensoff-season has been as crazy as it’s ever been in the city of Montreal.  The last time a general manager took this much heat for the Montreal Canadiens was when Pierre Gauthier told Mike Cammelleri to pack his bags mid-second period versus the Boston Bruins in 2012. Montreal Canadiens Off-Season and Draft Review […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens Development Camp Report – Wednesday, July 6th

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Montreal Canadiens Development Camp Report Wednesday, July 6th The early part of the day was low tempo compared to yesterday, with no real highlights worth mentioning other than the fact Charles Hudon is the unquestioned leader out there. He starts all the drills (even when others try to go first), and leads by example, and can even be […] READ MORE


Habs Development Camp Summary – Tuesday, July 5th

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Habs Development Camp Summary – Tuesday, July 5th The day began with a light practice, as the players were put through multiple skill building exercises to evaluate their technique. The majority of on-ice camp time is spent doing this. The purpose of the repetition is to get the prospects working on specific things over the […] READ MORE


Habs Development Camp – Players to Watch

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Habs Development Camp Players to Watch The Montreal Canadiens will be hosting their annual development camp from July 3 to July 7 at their luxurious suburban practice complex. A full schedule and list of attendees is available on the team’s official website. This article might be more appropriately named “Habs Development Camp – Players You Will Notice”, […] READ MORE


Barrett’s 2016 Positional NHL Draft Rankings: Defencemen

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I’ve already gone through the top forwards in the draft. You can see them here. Barrett’s 2016 Positional NHL Draft Rankings: Defencemen Top Defenseman 1) Olli Juolevi, D, London (OHL) Cerebral. The one word I would use to describe Olli Juolevi. The Finnish defender may have played for a powerhouse, but he’s a major reason […] READ MORE