Goaltending is by far the toughest position to predict.
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
The World Juniors is great, but damn the Spengler Cup is a close second.
Ah Christmas, one of the best times of the year, with presents, turkey dinners and of course the World Juniors.
Munich and Salzburg, they have one thing in common.
The Round of 16 was a disaster for Swiss clubs.
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
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?
The ZSC Lions have built a defensive liability.
The Calgary Flames had about as much roster turnover as any team in the NHL not named the St.Louis Blues. Additions such as Elias Lindholm, James Neal, Austin Czarnik, Derek Ryan and Noah Hanifin have all played quite well through the first 5 games of the season. GM Brad Treliving realized that his team needed a culture change and that coming back with the same … Continue reading Early returns on Flames are positive