Non-Canadian Players to Watch

Jack Hughes, USA- The spotlight is on Jack Hughes. Presumably will be the #1 pick in the 2019 NHL draft. Unlike past top picks, Hughes is playing for the US NTDP which is a step lower than College and the CHL. He’ll be USA’s top forward and brother Quinn (VAN) will be the go to defensemen. Being compared to Patrick Kane. Kaapo Kakko, Finland- Consensus … Continue reading Non-Canadian Players to Watch

Vancouver Deserves Elias Pettersson

The hype is real. Coming into this year, there were a few rookies who were projected to receive Calder votes in June: Andrei Svechnikov of Carolina and Rasmus Dahlin of Buffalo to name a few. But the guy who writers talked about the most was 2017 5th overall pick, Elias Pettersson of the Vancouver Canucks. At the 2017 draft, many pegged Cody Glass to go … Continue reading Vancouver Deserves Elias Pettersson

When will the light go on for Jesse Puljujarvi?

The top 3 in the 2016 NHL draft seemed like a foregone conclusion for most of the year, especially after the 2016 World Juniors. Everyone thought Auston Matthews would go 1. Patrik Laine 2. And Jesse Puljujarvi 3. Puljujarvi had 17 points in 7 games and Patrik Laine had 13 points. There was even some discussion whether Puljujarvi could go #2 because he had that … Continue reading When will the light go on for Jesse Puljujarvi?