The Tampa Bay Lightning have parted with prospect Mitch Fadden.
From Dan Stewart: There comes a time in every draft season where someone inevitably steps up and pushes the top prospect(s) for draft position. After analyzing our viewings of both defenseman Dougie Hamilton and forward Jonathan Huberdeau this season, we see no reason why the big four should not be extended to the big six for the upcoming NHL Entry … Read More
One of the most anticipated events on any NHL scouts schedule has to be the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game where it welcomes a who’s who of NHL GM’s, directors of player personnel and scouts all congregated in one place for one game which features a group of mostly future first and second round draft picks in a ‘non’ all-star game … Read More
Typically there isn’t much interest in a 7-1 game. But with 40 of the CHL’s best draft eligibles on the ice for the Top Prospects Game, it wasn’t the score scouts were interested in. Assembled primarily as a scouting exercise, the game allows a glimpse at the top talent available for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in June.
From Dan Stewart: Every year it seems like the a few of the top prospects for the next NHL Entry Draft get to show off their wears at the premier junior tournament in the world, the IIHF World Junior Championship. The 2011 event looked to be exceptional when the preliminary rosters were announced as more than the normal quantity of … Read More
When Team USA takes to the ice in Buffalo to defend their gold medal at the World Junior Championship, they’ll have a decidedly professional approach. That’s because they’ll have four professional players suiting up for them as they look for back-to-back gold medals for the first time in the tournament’s history.
From Aaron Vickers: The Brayden Schenn saga is over. The Los Angeles Kings first pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft will be returned to the Brandon Wheat Kings. Schenn, who has played in just eight games this season for the Kings, hasn’t drawn into an NHL game since October 30th. He recently returned to Los Angeles after an assigned … Read More
He’s the youngest player to ever represent Sweden at the World Junior Championship. But he’s done it for the last time. Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini has told the Edmonton Journal that 19-year-old rookie Magnus Paajarvi will not be joining his home country in Buffalo at the 2011 tournament. “I keep getting calls from them, asking about Paajarvi but … Read More
From Aaron Vickers, Future Considerations: Welcome to Halifax, Martin Frk. Frk, who was drafted third overall in the 2010 CHL Import Draft, is set to join the Mooseheads at practice Wednesday after the club has negotiated his release from HC Karlovy Vary just weeks after the International Ice Hockey Federation rejected his initial transfer to Halifax.