Wales qualify for Euro 2016 Last 16

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A 2-1 victory against Slovakia, a gut-wrenching 2-1 defeat to England and a 3-0 victory against Russia has seen Wales qualify to the Euro 2016 knock-out stages. They make it through for only the second time in their history. Wales finish the group stage atop of Group B. Wales qualify for Euro 2016 Last 16 A positive […] READ MORE




NHL Broadcast Rights: Eurovision Bringing Games to Russia

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While the national television ratings for the National Hockey League‘s Stanley Cup Finals leave much to be desired in the United States of America, there is still good news regarding NHL broadcast rights. The NHL has announced a new three-year deal with Eurovision to broadcast games in Russia, where the fervor for watching hockey on […] READ MORE



The Vadim Shipachyov Buyout Situation – A Financial Powerplay By SKA St. Petersburg

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The leading scorer in this year’s IIHF World Championship, and the first line centre for KHL team Ska St. Petersburg, Vadim Shipachyov has been rumored to be on NHL team’s radar for months.  In April Igor Eronko of Sport Express reported that Shipachyov, along with Evegeni Dadonov, and Denis Guryanov were attempting to terminate their KHL contracts […] READ MORE


Euro 2016 Group B Preview

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Euro 2016 Group B Preview When the groups were drawn in December for Euro 2016, many argued that it had been incredibly fortuitous for England. However, this is far from the case. It is true that they were fortunate to miss teams such as Italy and Poland, but their current group of Russia, Wales and Slovakia […] READ MORE


Habs Target: Vadim Shipachyov

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Centre Vadim Shipachyov, who is reportedly linked to the Canadiens, is leading the IIHF World Championship tournament in scoring with 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in 4 games.   With those numbers, Shipachyov is proving that he deserves a shot in the NHL. Insiders such as Elliotte Friedman and Igor Eronko have both indicated that […] READ MORE


Vitali Abramov Scouting Report: 2016 NHL Draft #35

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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