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Hot NHL Prospect Could Take 2011 Draft By Storm

October 2nd, 2010
There really just hasn’t been an impact Russian player coming out of the draft since, really, Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin in 2004. Though players like Columbus Blue Jackets’ Nikita Filatov and New York Islanders’ Kirill Kabanov were expected to be high-impact NHLers, the former has yet to make a ...

Philadelphia Flyers Goaltending: 2010-11 Season Preview

September 30th, 2010
Departures: Ray Emery Arrivals: Sergei Bobrovsky   Well that’s the million-dollar question… Every year, fans, media and the entire hockey world ask, “Do the Flyers have the goaltending it takes to challenge for a Stanley Cup?” The team hasn’t had a franchise goaltender since Ron Hextall. Before that, you’d have ...

Philadelphia Flyers Defense: 2010-11 Season Preview

September 25th, 2010
Departures: Danny Syvret Arrivals: Matt Walker, Sean O’Donnell, Andrej Meszaros   Look who’s new in the neighborhood! The big acquisition, with regards to salary and cap hit, is Andrej Meszaros. However, the big acquisition, with regards to likely effect on the team, is Sean O’Donnell. Though Meszaros was a highly-touted prospect in 2005-06 when he ...

Philadelphia Flyers Offense: 2010-11 Season Preview

September 20th, 2010
Departures: Simon Gagne, Arron Asham, Mika Pyorala, Riley Cote Arrivals: Jody Shelley, Nikolai Zherdev The 2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers featured some of the greatest offensive depth in the league. Seven players hit 40 points, while 10 players reached the 10-goal plateau. Captain Mike Richards led the team with 62 points, while ...

NHL Prospect Watch: Philadelphia Flyers Defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon

September 18th, 2010
The Philadelphia Flyers, coming off a run in which they were two games from their first Stanley Cup championship since 1975, have few weaknesses in their depth chart. However, one of the largest deficiencies in their organization is the amount of prospects in the farm system and the talent those ...

NHL Backchecking: Little-Known Canadien Terry Harper Big Part of Team’s Cup Runs

September 9th, 2010
The Montreal Canadiens won four Stanley Cups in five seasons from 1965-69. Every hockey fan knows the big names on those teams: Jean Beliveau, Yvan Cournoyer, Henri Richard, Serge Savard, and others. However, it is often the depth players on a roster who help win championships. Terry Harper, one of ...

NHL Backchecking: Dave Feamster Flips NHL Career for Pizza Profits

September 1st, 2010
“What do you do in life? You learn to tie your shoes, then you play hockey.”-Dave Feamster Dave Feamster sums up his life with that simple, yet brilliant quote. The youngest of five boys, Feamster grew up in Detroit living and breathing hockey. Every winter, his father would flood their backyard so ...

NHL Prospect Watch: Los Angeles Kings Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff

August 24th, 2010
Jonathan Bernier has been tagged by every media outlet in Los Angeles as the Kings’ future franchise goaltender. How do you think that makes someone like Jeff Zatkoff feel? “I just try to worry about myself,” said Zatkoff, goaltender for the Manchester Monarchs of the American League. “I know that if ...

NHL Prospect Watch: Nashville Predators’ Taylor Beck

August 19th, 2010
The Nashville Predators have a history of successfully developing their draft picks into bonafide NHL players. More than half of their current roster consists of players drafted by the organization, including Shea Weber, Ryan Suter, and David Legwand. So Taylor Beck shouldn’t be worried about making it to the big league, ...

NHL Prospect Watch: Montreal Canadiens Goaltender Cedrick Desjardins

August 16th, 2010
As a goaltender, you can easily get down on yourself, especially when you’re undrafted after backstopping a Sidney Crosby-led Rimouski Oceanic team to the brink of a Memorial Cup. And even though Cedrick Desjardins felt redemption the following year in leading the Quebec Remparts to a Memorial Cup title—where he ...