Wild Prospects: Matthew Boldy’s Strong February Saves Freshman Season
You may have heard this before but playing college hockey involves an adjustment period. Regardless of where someone played prior to the NCAA, expectations must be tempered while they transition to a more physical style of play against older opposition. Still, when a young player is selected in the first round, he is under more […]
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NCAA Hockey: 5 Standout Freshmen
For young developing hockey players, transitioning to the college game typically takes time. Freshmen skate against older players and usually face a more physical game. For this reason, expectations for first-year players in the NCAA are more modest and realistic. Related: NHL’s Best Farm Systems – Midseason Update This season, college hockey had a group […]
Predators’ David Farrance Becoming Premier Offensive-Defenseman
It’s no secret that hockey is an ever-changing game at the professional level. Attributes deemed as “NHL worthy” 20 to 30 years ago don’t necessarily make the cut anymore. In regards to defensemen, blueliners that only demonstrate strengths in their own zone are few and far between. In today’s NHL, every skater needs to be […]
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Avalanche’s Alex Newhook Having Strong Second Half for Boston College
Rejection, no matter the circumstance, is painful. There are few worse feelings in this world than dedicating a great deal of hard work and effort towards something only to be denied what you seek. How one deals with that feeling of rejection can define them. If you allow it to consume you negatively, it can […]
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NHL Trade Deadline: Prospects Potentially on the Move
The NHL trade deadline is almost upon us and contending teams are in search of ways to get their organization over the hump and bring home a Stanley Cup. Those hitting the market as “buyers” are in search of one thing and one thing only. NHL players with the ability to increase the overall skill […]
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Capitals’ Connor McMichael Having Standout Season With London
Generally, organizations garnering special attention towards their prospects are rarely mainstays in the NHL playoff picture. Although the lottery can throw a wrench in things, teams with more high-quality prospects tend to be those towards the bottom of the standings of the past few years. However, some of the top teams in the league can […]
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Golden Knights’ Peyton Krebs Bouncing Back Nicely from Achilles Injury
You’ve heard the narrative countless times before. It’s a player’s draft year and everything is going as planned. He’s leading his team in scoring and all signs are pointing towards being taken early on in the first round. Of course, obstacles occur throughout the year, but the player escapes the season without facing anything detrimental. […]
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4 Freshmen Poised to Sign Their Entry-Level Contracts
Now, more than ever, collegiate hockey is churning out quality NHL hockey players. In the past, the popular route to accomplishing one’s dream of playing professional hockey was through major junior hockey in one of three leagues that make up the Canadian Hockey League. However, prospects and their families are now realizing the positive developmental […]
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Flyers Prospects: Uncertainty Remains Regarding Jay O’Brien
Currently, we live in a world where instant gratification is a part of our everyday lives. If we are in search of unknown information, we simply reach for a device, plug some text into a search bar, and receive our answer. When we need to get in touch with someone, we can immediately do so […]
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Predators Prospects: Philip Tomasino Reaching New Heights in Oshawa
Trade deadline deals at any level of hockey are a complicated beast. Often times, contending teams are in the market for additional pieces that will help them get over the proverbial hump and win a championship. On the other end, you have struggling organizations looking to sell their valuable assets for pieces that will assist […]
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London Knights’ Luke Evangelista Ascending up the Draft Rankings
In the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), teams under the spotlight tend to change more frequently than the fuel for your automobile. Typically, it’s for good reason. Organizations housing highly touted draft-eligible prospects such as Quinton Byfield are going to garner more attention that year. The same can be said about teams stacked with top NHL […]
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Farewell to Philadelphia?
With the 2016 NHL Entry Draft less than a month away, the Philadelphia Flyers, along with 27 other teams are completely in offseason mode. The 2015-16 season is now behind them and it is now time to focus on making improvements for next season. Flyers’ General Manager, Ron Hextall, will look to the draft to […]
How Flyers Should Handle Upcoming RFA’s
The Philadelphia Flyers have five upcoming restricted free agents on their current roster. They also have five players who are restricted free agents but are considered non-roster players. Dealing with RFA’s is always an interesting task for General Managers to handle. There are so many things to consider. Does that player deserve an extension and […]
How Flyers Should Handle Upcoming UFA’s
The Philadelphia Flyers have three men on their current roster that will become unrestricted free agents when the calendar hits July 1st. Three is not a large number of players and none of them are of the franchise-altering variety. Still, General Manager, Ron Hextall, will have to decide what to do with his pending unrestricted free […]
Flyers Final Grades: Forwards Part 2
The 2015-16 season was a surprisingly impressive one for the Philadelphia Flyers. The men in orange and black finished in 5th place in the strong Metropolitan Division with a 41-27-14 record (96 points) which was good enough to enter the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the second and final wild-card team in the Eastern Conference. Unfortunately, […]
Are Flyers Just Delaying the Inevitable?
After Wednesday night’s 2-1 victory against the Washington Capitals, one thing is now certain, the Flyers are not getting swept. In the first three games of the series, Philadelphia simply was outplayed in all aspects of the game. By the time the final horn in Game 3 sounded, it appeared that the Flyers had completely […]
Philadelphia Flyers: How to Repair a Sinking Ship
When a team clinches the second wild card position in their respective conference, it is almost a guarantee that they will experience the most challenging matchup in the first round. The Philadelphia Flyers had what it took this season to make the playoffs but unfortunately, they could not get out of that dreaded second wild […]
Flyers Clinch Playoffs at Perfect Time
The Philadelphia Flyers clinched themselves a playoff birth Saturday evening with a 3-1 victory over their hated rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Pittsburgh was without many of the key pieces that have made them one of the hottest teams in the NHL. In addition, goaltender Matt Murray left the game with 2:35 left in the first […]
Former Flyers’ Coaches: Where Are They Now?
In the 48 seasons the Philadelphia Flyers have been an NHL franchise, the team has hired 19 separate men to be their head coach. Some experienced pretty successful and lengthy tenures with the orange and black. Fred Shero, for instance, served as the Flyers bench boss for seven wonderful years and brought the city of […]
Why the Ducks Will Not Win the Stanley Cup
The Anaheim Ducks are heading back to the postseason for the fourth year in a row under head coach Bruce Boudreau. Unlike years past, expectations for the Ducks could not be any higher as they are going into the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Anaheim were the favorites to hoist the cup before the 2015-2016 […]
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