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PNHLe: Early Evaluations

By |2022-02-11T18:06:54-05:00November 1st, 2021|Feature Story|

It has been far too long since I have had the opportunity to sit down and record some thoughts on some interesting prospects that are making noise early on this season. I hope this is a regular event, but sometimes life comes at you fast.    I have outlined some of the top prospects from [...]

Pandemic Player Loans

By |2020-09-22T05:54:05-04:00September 5th, 2020|Feature Story|

Fresh surfaced ice at Scotiabank Arena, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, is shown in Toronto on Thursday, March 12, 2020. All NHL clubs have been advised not to conduct morning skates, practices or team meetings amid efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. The NHL says it will have an announcement later today [...]

Return to Play: Prospects in Camp

By |2020-07-15T20:43:49-04:00July 16th, 2020|Feature Story|

Photo courtesy of CBC.ca   Exciting times are ahead. NHL teams and players are now stepping into Phase-3 of the NHL’s ‘Return to Play’ protocol. Training camps will now be used by the 24 remaining NHL teams that are included in the play-in and playoff rounds set to begin on August 1. Each [...]

Analysis: Draft Groupthink

By |2020-04-30T22:30:51-04:00May 1st, 2020|Feature Story|

    Groupthink is a phenomenon where a group of individuals make irrational choices in the decision-making process, because they conform to overall group results. Spend enough time on Twitter and it will not take you long to spot this mentality, both inside and outside of the hockey world, if you are looking for it.  [...]

March 2020 PNHLe Report

By |2020-04-04T09:46:56-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Feature Story|

  With the abrupt end to professional and amateur hockey leagues around the world a short time ago, it has left hockey poolies in a state of shock and disbelief without knowing what the final outcome will look like for the 2019-20 season.    I thought it would be prudent to take a look at [...]

PNHLe February 2020

By |2020-02-21T17:18:19-05:00February 21st, 2020|Feature Story|

  The Bakersfield Condors hosted the Ontario Reign on Field Trip Day at Rabbobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA. Photo by Owen Main - Fansmanship.com. 11/29/18 (Image: credit to mayorsmanor.com)   As the NHL trade deadline quickly approaches chances are your fantasy deadline is not far behind, so I thought it would be beneficial [...]

Feature Story: 2020 WJC Rosters with PNHLe

By |2019-12-29T19:23:38-05:00December 29th, 2019|Feature Story|

  (Photo Credit: https://scoutingtherefs.com/)   Without question, the World Junior Championship (WJC) is the premier prospect tournament, which allows both fans and scouts alike to track and follow the best U20 players in the world. Not only can you cheer for the next wave of players that will make up your homeland’s next generation of [...]

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