Montreal Canadiens Draft Targets

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The 2016 NHL entry draft is on Friday. The Montreal Canadiens will be picking 9th overall, barring any trades.  Looking at the options for the 9th overall pick, there is a lot of talent to choose from. While there is the chance they either trade up or down in the draft, it seems unlikely. With […] READ MORE


Mikhail Sergachev Scouting Report: 2016 NHL Draft #10

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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 2015 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Russian Hockey U18 Scandal

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The entire Russian hockey U18 team for the world U18 tournament has been replaced.  According to reports, the entire team has been removed because too many players having allegedly tested positive for PEDs.  The U18 team will be replaced by top players from the U17 team at next week’s U18 world championships in  Grand Forks, […] READ MORE


2016 NHL Draft Rankings February Edition (11-15)

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at hockey’s  future stars.  Over the next few days we will be previewing the 2016 NHL Draft by ranking our top 30 prospects and honourable mentions. With the junior seasons not just in Canada but throughout the world gearing up for the stretch drive and a […] READ MORE


2016 NHL Draft Rankings November Edition: Players 11-15

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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 2016 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 CHL season a good eight weeks […] READ MORE