TSP: Vancouver Canucks Prospects

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf NHL 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 […] READ MORE


Why the Vancouver Canucks Can Learn From the Mark Scheifele Signing

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On Friday evening, the Mark Scheifele signing was announced. Scheifele will receive $49 million over the next eight years from the Winnipeg Jets. While Scheifele, 23, isn’t yet a household name like a Nathan MacKinnon (who also signed a big extension), he is among the most dynamic young centres the NHL has to offer – maybe […] 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


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


Olli Juolevi Scouting Report: 2016 NHL Draft #7

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Welcome back to Top Shelf hockey 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 […] READ MORE


2016 NHL Draft Rankings February Edition (6-10)

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Hockey 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 […] READ MORE


Olli Juolevi's Draft Stock Rising Daily

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Before the 2015/16 season began, Olli Juolevi of the London Knights was routinely ranked in the 15-20 range for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft by the majority of scouts. Bob McKenzie had him thirteenth, the third defenceman on the list. That was before he appeared in the OHL, though. Now, with half a season under his belt, interest in the young defenceman has been growing steadily. READ MORE



2016 NHL Draft Rankings November Edition: Players 11-15

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Welcome back to Top Shelf hockey 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 […] READ MORE