TSP: Winnipeg Jets 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 go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. I will follow the order of […] READ MORE


A Night of Firsts in the NHL

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It was truly a night of firsts in the NHL, last night. Buffalo Sabres’ 2015 2nd-overall pick Jack Eichel gave Sabres fans a reason to cheer when he blasted a shot past Craig Anderson, in the third period of Thursday night’s encounter with the Ottawa Senators. As remarkable as his goal may have been, he […] READ MORE


TSP: Winnipeg Jets 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


Nic Petan Puts Himself on Map After World Junior Wonders

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Portland Winterhawk Nic Petan managed to create some hype among hockey fans after he lead Team Canada through an exciting 2015 World Junior Championship. Petan finished the tournament with 11 points (4 goals and 7 assists) in seven games played, and even managed to  score a hat trick against Slovakia, pushing Canada to a 5-1 […] READ MORE


Performance, Not Result, Stands out in Canada's World Junior Opener

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With the minutes ticking off the clock, red sweaters were everywhere in the Slovakian zone as Canada desperately searched for a goal. It wasn’t to be, in the dying seconds a Slovak defender desperately lifted the puck out of the zone just as the final buzzer sounded. To an unaware viewer it would seem that […] READ MORE


Winnipeg Jets Have The Most At Stake In WJHC

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Of the seven Canadian NHL franchises, no one will be monitoring the World Junior Hockey Championship more closely than the Winnipeg Jets. They have six prospects playing in the tournament; three Canadians, one American, one player from the Czech Republic, and one from Denmark.  They include two first round picks, two second round picks, and […] READ MORE


Bottom Six Key to Canadian Success at the World Juniors

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In the five years since Canada last won a Gold medal at the World Junior Championships, dynasty has been replaced by denunciation. The second Canada is eliminated the theories about why things went wrong float to the surface. After five years of disappointment almost nothing has gone uncriticised: the coaching, the goaltending and the construction of the […] READ MORE


Early Look: Canadian World Junior Team Forwards

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Future Stars.  Over the next week or so, we will be previewing the 2014 World Junior Championships, a tournament that will be played in Toronto and Montreal from December 26, 2014 to January 5, 2015.  As always, you can check out the previous Top […] READ MORE


WJC Camp Interviews – McDavid, Fucale, Petan, Groulx, and Desrosiers

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There’s a saying for a hockey game with more than a few fights in one night; “I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.” To use this expression for today’s encounter between Canada and Czech Republic would be a drastic understatement. It was more of a gong show. It was a western […] READ MORE


TSP: Winnipeg Jets 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