Prospect Risers via pNHLe: 2023-03-21

By |2023-03-22T01:26:56-04:00March 22nd, 2023|Prospects Rambling|

For those who aren’t familiar with pNHLe, it is a tool that attempts to estimate the peak production of a prospect in the NHL. This is based on many years of data and statistical similarities. It isn’t perfect, but it generally does a good job of identifying those who stand out both in a positive [...]

2023 NHL Draft Fantasy Rankings

By |2023-02-24T19:01:39-05:00February 24th, 2023|Feature Story|

2023 NHL Draft Fantasy Rankings If you are not winning or competing in your fantasy league, this is a good year to be tanking. The NHL Draft for 2023 is littered with potential impact fantasy players and at the tip of the sword is the crown jewel, Connor Bedard. Each year the senior writers at [...]

Prospect Ramblings: Year of the Short King

By |2023-02-13T16:50:45-05:00February 13th, 2023|Prospects Rambling|

Prospect Ramblings: Year of the Short King  The NHL will always have an inherent bias against small players. This isn’t necessarily wrong, since it’s an inevitable reality that players under 5-10 are less likely to make an impact in the league. While players like Alex DeBrincat, Cole Caufield, and Quinn Hughes have found important [...]

WHL Update: January 2023

By |2023-01-04T14:19:48-05:00January 4th, 2023|Feature Story|

Just passing the halfway mark of the season, we are now starting to see some separation in team standings and player statistics. Before we dive into all things WHL, lets first touch on a few items on the WJC. The IIHF WJC Quarter finals are over. At the beginning of the tournament, things looked as [...]

2023 World Junior Preview: Canada

By |2022-12-17T14:56:55-05:00December 17th, 2022|Feature Story|

Canada - 2015 World Junior Champions (Terry Wilson/OHL Images) The World Junior are the most wonderful time of year. The Holiday tradition of the best junior tournament in the word has a special kind of magic. Each year the tournament has breakout players that use the tournament to propel their careers towards stardom. [...]

Prospect Ramblings: Putting Connor Bedard’s Ridiculous Season Into Context

By |2022-04-21T23:22:02-04:00April 22nd, 2022|Prospects Rambling|

Connor Bedard capped off his first full season in the WHL on Sunday by becoming the youngest player in league history to hit the 50-goal mark. And he did it in typical Connor Bedard fashion: The 16-year-old also picked up an empty-net goal and three helpers in a 7-4 win over Moose Jaw. [...]

World Under-18 World Championship Ramblings: Day Two with Russian Drama, Canada is Good, U.S. Gets a Scare

By |2021-04-28T09:39:49-04:00April 28th, 2021|Prospects Rambling|

Photo courtesy of the IIHF   Well, this tournament certainly hasn't disappointed! Day two was filled with action and unfortunately, it was a bit one-sided on a couple of occasions. Belarus showed that they aren't going to be pushed around and put a thumping on the Swiss. Group A's other game featured another blowout [...]

DraftCast 33: World Under-18 Championships Group A Preview with Steven Ellis

By |2021-04-19T08:57:02-04:00April 19th, 2021|

On this episode of the DraftCast, Tony is joined by Steven Ellis from The Hockey News to preview Group A at the World U18's in Texas! After some general thoughts on the tournament, the pair discuss the top players and expectations for all five teams in the group. Defender Dmitri Kuzmin and goalie Ivan Zhigalov [...]

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