Prospect Ramblings: Player A or B

By |2020-04-19T12:50:13-04:00April 20th, 2020|Prospects Rambling|

Yevgeny Oksentyuk celebrating a goal for the Flint Firebirds of the OHL (photo courtesy of the OHL)   This week, we're going to have a bit of fun and debate some prospects! I’ll be expanding on a few of the answers to the question I recently tweeted out. I asked the Twitterverse to give [...]

Tournament Review: U18 Five Nations (February 2020)

By |2020-02-10T13:00:27-05:00February 10th, 2020|Feature Story|

Jake Sanderson, Stanislav Svozil, Emil Andrae, Marat Khusnutdinov and Roni Hirvonen were some of the stars of the U18 Five Nations tournament in Czech Republic.   Last week, under-18 teams from Finland, Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic and USA got together in Czech Republic to play a Five Nations tournament. European teams have these kind of [...]

Prospect Ramblings: Underrated European Prospects on Notable Draft Rankings

By |2020-01-16T15:13:57-05:00January 16th, 2020|Prospects Rambling|

  I haven't rambled for a while but a couple of days ago, hockey Twitter went a bit nuts because Central Scouting and Craig Button released their latest rankings, and unsurprisingly, there was controversy.   We could debate an entire day about Tim Stützle and his position at the top of the European ranking and [...]

Prospect Ramblings: Bigger Opportunities in Finland because of the WJC (Dec 15)

By |2019-12-15T12:07:17-05:00December 15th, 2019|Prospects Rambling|

Nikkanen is one of the players getting a bigger opportunity in the Finnish Liiga because of the World Juniors.   Most of the players on Finland’s current WJC camp roster are full-time Liiga players which means less-established prospects could get bigger opportunities during the World Junior Championship tournament. This increased opportunity only lasts 5-7 [...]

Season Preview: Jr. A SM-liiga

By |2019-08-26T13:02:35-04:00August 26th, 2019|Feature Story|

  We can finally begin the Finnish hockey season tomorrow with the Jr. A SM-liiga (U20 league) starting. I’ll be going over every team and mentioning relevant players from those teams. Because on many cases we don’t have the exact rosters, I’m trying my best to guess which players should play at the U20 level [...]