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2019 NHL Draft: Jeremy’s Winter Rankings

Happy new year! Welcome to 2019 ladies and gentlemen. I recently published another edition of our consolidated industry draft rankings, but we are now officially in the same calendar year as the next NHL draft and I have yet to publish any personal rankings for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Well that changes today. What…

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2019 NHL Draft: Consolidated Industry Rankings for December 2018

The World Juniors have arrived, and always renews interest in NHL prospects. While most of the players to watch at the under-20 championships are already affiliated with NHL teams, there are a handful of draft eligible players looking to make their mark as well. It’s been nearly two months since I last published a consolidated…

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Michael DiPietro traded to Ottawa 67’s in OHL blockbuster

It’s been an eventful 48 hours for Canucks’ top goaltending prospect Michael DiPietro. Just a day after being named to Team Canada’s roster for the 2019 World Junior Selection camp, DiPietro has been traded from the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL to the Ottawa 67’s in exchange for forward Yegor Afanasyev, four second-round draft picks and…

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Roster notes before Canucks clash with Red Wings

The Canucks will take on the Red Wings at 4:30 PM tonight and there has been a flurry of new news in regards to their roster over the last few hours. Firstly, Brock Boeser will not suit up tonight as he continues to battle a reported groin strain. Brendan Leipsic and Darren Archibald will be…

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Canucks prospect Jack Rathbone named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week

A slightly forgotten prospect has made a mark on the NCAA early in his collegiate career. 2017 4th round pick Jack Rathbone was named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week today: After picking up five points (2G, 3A) this past weekend, Jack Rathbone was named @ECACHOCKEYMWD1 Rookie of the Week! https://t.co/VIH8xat1fl #GoCrimson pic.twitter.com/lkpv6mg7xp — Harvard Men's…

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Comets Recall Jagger Dirk From Kalamazoo

Jagger Dirk Recalled From Kalamazoo Wings The Vancouver Canucks and Utica Comets have both been bitten hard by the injury bug already in their respective seasons. Today the Canucks announced the recalls of defencemen Alex Biega and Guillaume Brisebois. Congrats, Guillaume! Canucks recall Alex Biega and Guillaume Brisebois https://t.co/IJz25jc6Ud #Canucks #NHL — CanucksArmy (@CanucksArmy) October…

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Fired up Nick Kypreos weighs in on Pettersson incident

Nick Kypreos is fired up. After Panthers’ blueliner Mike Matheson injured young Vancouver phenom Elias Pettersson by throwing him to the ice Saturday evening in Florida, many people had an opinion on the play. Matheson was ultimately handed a two-game suspension and Pettersson will miss at least 7-10 days with a suspected concussion. The much…

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Michael Matheson suspended two games

The Department of Player Safety has suspended Panthers defenceman Michael Matheson for two games for his illegal play on Elias Petterson. Ultimately, the DoPS suspended Matheson for the choke-slam, claiming “this is not a hockey play.”

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Elias Pettersson suffers apparent head injury vs. Panthers

Elias Pettersson is having a fantastic start to his NHL career. He’s now encountered his first speed bump. The 19-year-old was tossed to the ice by Panthers’ blueliner Mike Matheson during the third period of Saturday’s victory and was forced to exit the game. Pettersson, who already scored his fifth goal of the season earlier…

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Elias Pettersson snipes first NHL goal

Elias Pettersson has arrived. The 19-year-old Swedish prospect scored his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot in the season opener Wednesday evening against the Calgary Flames. With the game deadlocked at zero in the opening period, Pettersson took a pass from the blueline and broke in on a 2-on-1 with pinching defenseman Derrick…

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Patrik Laine makes a jab at Canucks

Cold as ice. The 2018-19 NHL season has yet to begin and Winnipeg Jets’ forward Patrik Laine has already taken a shot. After newly named assistant captain Bo Horvat revealed Wednesday that Canucks players have decided to ban playing video games on the road, the Finnish sniper voiced his opinion on the decision. Patrik Laine on…