Columbus Blue Jackets Off-Season: Goalie Conundrum

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The Columbus Blue Jackets are heading into what could be one of the most pivotal off-seasons in the history of the organization, and the goalie conundrum is just a piece of the puzzle. Over the next few weeks we will be breaking down the positives, negatives, and future possibilities for all areas of the organization. […] READ MORE


2014 World Juniors: Players to Watch Sweden and Russia

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Future Stars.  The World Junior Championships are right around the corner, and this year’s tournament will be played in Malmo, Sweden from December 26, 2013 to January 5, 2014. We have already looked at the Players to Watch on Team Canada, Team USA and the […] READ MORE


WJHC Who to Watch: Team Sweden

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The Day is nearly here, the Pre-Tournament Games are done, and its time for the World Juniors. In October I did early looks and predictions on what the rosters might look like, but I think its time to update them now, as teams are being set, and the tournament is ready to go. If you […] 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


Early Look World Juniors, Team Sweden

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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. With the CHL seasons now well over a month old, I thought now would be a good time to look at the potential line-ups for the World Junior Championships. Last […] READ MORE


Top Shelf Prospects: 2012-13 OHL Preview, Western Conference

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Welcome to today’s edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  I’ve taken a couple of weeks off from the Prospect Beat since completing a review of the prospects of all thirty NHL teams.  If you missed those you can find a complete listing of my previous articles here. You can also find my extensive NHL Draft preview […] READ MORE


Top Shelf Prospects: NHL Team Rankings – Part One

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Now that we’ve taken a look at every team in the NHL, I felt that I should give a 1-30 ranking of every team in the NHL and the quality of their prospects. This is an overall view of each team’s entire system and includes players drafted in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. In this […] READ MORE


Top Shelf Prospects: Columbus Blue Jackets

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Welcome to today’s edition of “Top Shelf Prospects” a team by team look at the top prospects in the NHL. Today, as I continue my alphabetical journey through the NHL I bring you a look at the Columbus Blue Jackets. As always you can find a complete listing of my previous articles here. Since we […] READ MORE


NHL Mock Draft Round 2: Picks 31 – 48

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Earlier I brought you the Round 1 of our NHL Mock Draft.  You can read Part 1 (Picks 1-14) here and Part 2 (Picks 15-31) Here and Part 4 (Picks 49-65) here. Before we move into the second round, lets quickly review the FAQs about this mock draft. – Our draft Rankings are arrived at […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Headquarters Directory

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NHL Draft Headquarters Directory Official NHL Combine Heights and Weights Preview The Year of the Injury Review: NHL Draft Weekend Winners and Losers Mock Draft Part 1 – Picks 1-14 Mock Draft Part 2 – Picks 15 – 30 Mock Draft Part 3: Picks 31-48 Mock Draft Part 4: Picks 49-65 Rankings #1- Nail Yakupov […] READ MORE