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Carolina’s Youth Served Them Well in Game 1 Victory

The Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in Game One of their Stanley Cup Qualifier. Two young players who stood out for them were Andrei Svechnikov (2nd overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft) and Martin Necas (12th overall in 2017). Necas was credited with the third goal

2018 Flyers Development Camp Notes Version 2.0

In my estimation Phil Myers and Morgan Frost are the two best performers in camp so far. Not a big surprise there. Goalies Sam Ersson – 6-2, 180 – He has good, smooth movements. He was battling the two shooters in drills. He covers the puck up quickly and his glove hand

2018 Flyers Development Camp Notes Version 1.0

As always, I will point out some things about the players. Many are shaking off the rust on the first day and I will report on these players again to mark their improvement. Goalies Kirill Ustimenko – 6-3, 179 – G – crouches quite a bit. He’s 6-3 so there’s still

The 2018 NHL Draft Trades Disappointed The Masses

Dallas - - Leading up to the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, there was a sense that a lot of movement would happen. We waited. But nothing noteworthy happened on day one with teams appearing to be waiting for Ilya Kovalchuk to make a decision. Once that finally happened on Sunday, there was

Kotkaniemi Was The Center Of Attention

Dallas - - There’s a tired cliché used by GMs, players, and media alike that goes along the lines of, “You never know what can happen at the draft.” If the first round of the 2018 showed us anything it’s that there still remains a great deal of truth to

Tracking the NTDP in the 2018 NHL Draft

The most fascinating group of players in this draft class has to be the USNDTP. Without a doubt, Oliver Wahlstrom will be the first name to be selected and then after that Joel Farabee. Once you get passed those two names, it’s anyone’s guess. On the back-end, Bode Wilde was always seen

2018 NHL Draft – – My Top 31 – – Version 3.0

Rasmus Dahlin – 6-3, 185 - D – Frolunda – SHL Brady Tkachuk – 6-3, 196 - LW – Boston University – NCAA Filip Zadina – 6-0-, 197 - RW – Halifax Mooseheads – QMJHL Andrei Svechnikov – 6-2, 192 - RW – Barrie Colts – OHL Oliver Wahlstrom –

The Zen of Jet Woo

The most interesting defenseman in this draft, in my estimation, is Jet Woo. Will he be a first-round pick, or won’t he? Did scouts see enough of him this year? They know him, so I’d have to say yes but he did miss some time and that can affect where

The Curious Case of Filip Hallander

It’s hard to be an expert on this player. Nobody has really seen enough of him this season to proclaim that. He wasn’t that popular at the combine as far as the media was concerned, but teams certainly know about him. To me, I will dub him “the most interesting

Riley Damiani Has the Kind of Versatility Teams Like

Riley Damiani is eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft. He’s a player who had a good season with the Kitchener Rangers. He can literally be a center or a winger and that will keep him on teams’ radar. Teams routinely keep an eye on players like this. Last year, Noel

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