Carl Grundstrom Scouting Report: 2016 NHL Draft #41

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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


2014 NHL Draft Profile #21: Adrian Kempe

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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 the […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Profile #7: William Nylander

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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


Robert Hagg: 2013 NHL Player Profile #23

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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 2013 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


2013 NHL Draft: November Rankings Honorable Mentions

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Welcome to today’s edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”. If you missed any of my previous articles you can find a complete listing of them here. Today I finish my early look at the 2013 NHL draft with the honorable mentions to my top 30 rankings.  The next group of players who are just knocking on […] READ MORE


World Junior Championship: Sweden's Problems, and Potential Solutions

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Welcome to today’s edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”. If you missed any of my previous articles you can find a complete listing of them here. In the last few weeks Sweden has suffered three major blows to their World Junior Championship Roster.  Three key pieces have been lost, two due to injury; and one as […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #26: Henrik Samuelsson

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Drafted 27th Overall by the Phoenix Coyotes. Henrik Samuelsson comes from great bloodlines, he is the son of long time NHLer, and former Stanley Cup Champion Ulf Samuelsson.  His brother Philip was a 2009 2nd round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins and recently won the NCAA Championship with Boston College.  Henrik Samuelsson joins Edmonton Oil […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #22: Ludvig Bystrom

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Drafted 43rd Overall by the Dallas Stars. Ludvig Bystrom (Byström) is yet another example of the improvement of Swedish Hockey in recent years.  After nearly a decade of poor international results among their junior teams, the Swedish Hockey program has really turned it around, culminating in a gold medal at the World Junior Championships.  Bystrom […] READ MORE