Canada waxes the floor with Switzerland in Hlinka Gretzky Cup opener

Despite an early goal being called off, the Canadians stomped on the Swiss. Kirby Dach’s goal 50 seconds into the first period was called off due to a kneeing penalty (thanks Krebs?), but that didn’t slow down the home soil squad. Ottawa 67’s forward Graeme Clarke opened the scoring off a friendly bounce off the end wall to put Canada up 1-0. Seven minutes into … Continue reading Canada waxes the floor with Switzerland in Hlinka Gretzky Cup opener

NHL Mock Draft: 1-15

1. Buffalo- Rasmus Dahlin Best defensemen to come into the draft in the last 20 years. There’s a reason he is being compared to Nick Lidstrom. 2. Carolina- Andrei Svechnikov 40 goals in 44 games. An absolute sniper who can score many different ways. Is he closer to Vladimir Tarasenko or Nail Yakupov? 3. Montreal- Jesperi Kotkaniemi Biggest riser in a draft that seemed to … Continue reading NHL Mock Draft: 1-15

NHL draft profile: Xavier Bouchard

Xavier Bouchard, Defense Baie-Comeau Drakkar 6’3 191 65GP 3G 18A 21P 52PIM -30   Played on a very average Baie-Comeau team. A big right shot defencemen is what lots of teams want in todays NHL so Bouchard will be drafted on that alone. Had a down year from last year and was a -30 but played a more defensive role on a better team. Still … Continue reading NHL draft profile: Xavier Bouchard

NHL draft profile: Adam Mascherin

Adam Mascherin, Left Wing Kitchener Rangers 5’9 197 67GP 40G 46A 86P 20PIM +14   Once drafted by Florida but refused to sign. Adam Mascherin is going back into the draft. He is as good of scorer in the middle rounds that you’re going to find. Also undersized but weighs almost 200 pounds and can be a bull in front of the net. A very … Continue reading NHL draft profile: Adam Mascherin