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Nikolay Goldobin Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Sarnia Sting

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Nikolay Goldobin Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Sarnia Sting

By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Nikolay Goldobin Age – 18 Position – Right Wing Height – 6′0″ Weight – 185 Draft Projection: Mid-to-late 1st rounder OHL Team: Sarnia Sting 2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 38 goals, 56 assists, 94 points, -30, 21PIM, 67 games played 2013-14 Playoff Stats: N/A NHL Comparable(s) – Marian Gaborik, Patrick Kane, Jordan […]

Memorial Cup Report: Val d’Or Foreurs vs Edmonton Oil Kings – May 23

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Memorial Cup Report: Val d’Or Foreurs vs Edmonton Oil Kings – May 23

By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Edmonton will play Guelph on Sunday for the Memorial Cup. Like in the first meeting between these two teams, Edmonton led the game late but were unable to defend the lead. Luckily for the Oil Kings, they managed to salvage their season in triple overtime as Curtis Lazar, who played excellent […]

Tyler Bertuzzi showcasing the tools needed to make the NHL

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Tyler Bertuzzi showcasing the tools needed to make the NHL

By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther) While the game of hockey is focusing more on speed and skill than ever before, scouts still search for the intangibles that the sport was built off of in generations previous. Toughness, grit, leadership: these were the characteristics that described teenagers around the world as they were evaluated by professional teams. […]

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Ten-Schenn In The Air

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Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Ten-Schenn In The Air

Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil. By John Saquella (@jsaquella) New Flyers GM Ron Hextall says his […]

Detroit Red Wings: An Off-season of Change

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Detroit Red Wings: An Off-season of Change

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq)   Detroit’s season ended in disappointment after a mere five playoff games against the Boston Bruins. Fans should expect some changes this off-season, including the departure of several familiar faces.One area in which the Red Wings are not likely to encounter many changes is behind the bench. Shortly after the team’s […]

Q & A with Adam Dennis

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Q & A with Adam Dennis

By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther) Adam Dennis has played a fascinating career, ranging from two Memorial Cup appearances in junior to a professional career that touched down in Italy, Austria, and Germany, not to mention representing Italy on the international stage. We spent some time with the Buffalo Sabres 2005 draft pick, and asked about his […]

Memorial Cup Report: Val d’Or Foreurs vs Edmonton Oil Kings – May 20

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Memorial Cup Report: Val d’Or Foreurs vs Edmonton Oil Kings – May 20

By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Val d’Or didn’t get off to the start they wanted playing in the second game of a back-to-back, as they trailed the Oil Kings 2-0 less than 10 minutes into the 1st period. Having played the night before, it would have been easy to mail it in, but the Foreurs put […]

Guelph riding momentum from successful season into Memorial Cup

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Guelph riding momentum from successful season into Memorial Cup

By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther) Like a page out of Miracle, where US hockey legend Herb Brooks told his team how sick he was about hearing what a great team the Soviets are, the Guelph Storm feel the same way about the London Knights. In fact, everyone in the Ontario Hockey League is. Since the 2003-04 […]

Memorial Cup Report: Val d’Or Foreurs vs Guelph Storm – May 19

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Memorial Cup Report: Val d’Or Foreurs vs Guelph Storm – May 19

By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) For the second time in as many games, the Guelph Storm cakewalked through their opponent en route to a three-goal win. As a result, the Storm secured their spot in the Memorial Cup Final on Sunday evening regardless of what happens leading up to it. Guelph jumped out to a 3-0 […]

Solving Michigan’s Blue Line Puzzle

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Solving Michigan’s Blue Line Puzzle

By David Malinowski (@dmmm14) It’s hard to believe that nearly two years ago, Michigan was losing some of its best defensemen over the last decade. If they weren’t borderline stars, at a minimum they were reliable, regardless of what the end result was. Two seasons ago, Jon Merrill, Lee Moffie, Mac Bennett, and Jacob Trouba were […]