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2016 World Cup of Hockey: “Fast, speed, skilled” Team North America dominates Finland in 4-1 victory

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2016 World Cup of Hockey: “Fast, speed, skilled” Team North America dominates Finland in 4-1 victory

By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther)  TORONTO — The conversation leading up to Team North America’s round robin opener against Finland was if they had the mental maturity to take on the top hockey nations in the world. But after a dominating performance from all four lines and a firm presence in goal, the under-23 squad cruised to a 4-1 […]

List: 2014 Rookies Flying Under the Radar

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List: 2014 Rookies Flying Under the Radar

By Pat White (@patwhite9126) The 2014 NHL Draft is regarded as the deepest draft since 2003. Some players are already becoming household names like Nathan MacKinnon and Valeri Nichushkin, while others like Jonathan Drouin are waiting in the wings of junior hockey or playing overseas. I highlighted some rookies making big impacts for their respective teams. After […]

Mason making early case as long-term solution

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Mason making early case as long-term solution

  By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) The Philadelphia Flyers were in the hunt for a young goaltender at the trade deadline this past April, and it appeared as though Ben Bishop of the Ottawa Senators was their main target.  The team had dealt Sergei Bobrovsky to the Columbus Blue Jackets the previous summer, as the 23-year-old netminder […]

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Aleksander Barkov Interview Transcript

With the second overall pick, Dale Tallon and the Florida Panthers opted to select Finnish center Aleksander Barkov. The selection came as a bit of a surprise, with talent like defenseman Seth Jones and winger Jonathan Drouin still avaiable. Barkov sat down with media members after he found out he would be headed to the Sunshine State. You’re born in Russia, though, right?  No, […]

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2013 NHL Entry Draft – Final Rankings and Draft Guide

After a long season of intense competition that witnessed top prospects competing against each other for the right to be selected first overall, draft eligible players can sit back and enjoy the festivities knowing that they left it all they had on the ice. After months of observations, analysis, discussion and debate, TheHockeyGuys‘ draft team […]

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2013 NHL Entry Draft: Top-10 Forward Rankings

By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) The 2013 NHL Entry Draft is quickly approaching and debate about who should be taken where is really starting to heat up. General managers, scouts, media members and fans alike are polishing up their rankings for this year’s draft. Now it’s my turn. Here are my rankings for the top-10 forwards in […]

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2013 NHL Draft Rankings – New Face Tops February Edition

At the top of The Hockey Guys’ 2013 NHL Draft February Rankings stands 6-foot-4-inch Seth Jones alone at number one for the first time this season.  After careful collaboration between our six contributors, the Portland Winterhawks’ defenseman edged out Halifax Mooseheads’ forwards Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin for the top spot. Jones’ rare package of […]

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MacKinnon tops December Rankings – 2013 NHL Draft Guide

The Canadian Hockey League’s top team, Halifax Mooseheads, continue to dish out top talent eligible for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Pivot Nathan MacKinnon remains our top rated player in the December edition of The Hockey Guys’ Collaborative Draft Rankings but he has been joined by teammate, Jonathan Drouin, who has jumped two spots landing […]

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2013 NHL Entry Draft Rankings – November Edition

The first edition of The Hockey Guys’ 2013 NHL Entry Draft Rankings leads off with Halifax Mooseheads’ Nathan MacKinnon sitting atop the rankings. The Cole Harbour native has been under the 2013 NHL draft spotlight since he was a youngster following in the footsteps of NHL Superstar Sidney Crosby as he attended and excelled as […]