For the last few months (and even longer in some cases), so many have been pouring praises on the 2013 NHL Entry Draft class. In summary, the "hype" revolves around the first round's apparent depth of talent at multiple positions and styles as well as some "once-in-a-generation" type of talents. Much of the hockey world is focused on how these young hockey talents have fared thus far following the conclusion of round robin play at the 2013 IIHF under-20 World Junior Tournament.
Updated 12-31-2012 at 13:09 by Assistant Coach Guthe
On the eve of the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship, and with some questions popping up about the Canadian roster, let’s take a look at the player’s team Canada left behind. Let’s start by saying, this is not an indictment on the team hockey Canada chose to send to the World Junior championship this year, rather, it is a statement that many Canadians feel deep down; we could send two teams to any tournament and wind up playing each
Twelve- approximately the amount of wins the defending Memorial Cup champions, Shawinigan Cataractes, will end the season with. At the halfway mark of the season, they sit with seven wins
Eleven- amount of goals scored by Kevin Gagne, representing a career high, leading all defensemen in that category
Ten- number of teams with a record above .500. Val-d’Or holds the tenth spot with a .514 winning percentage
By Tony Carr
In this, the second installment of Three (future) Star Selection, we’ll examine players from the reigning WHL champions, the Edmonton Oil Kings. The Oil Kings franchise joined the WHL in 2007 and in just six seasons turned out a championship team. Notable Oil Kings alumni include Dallas Stars forward Tomas Vincour and Buffalo Sabres prospect, and former team Canada world junior defenseman, Mark Pysyk.
By Tony Carr
Welcome to the Three (future) Star Selection where we will take a look at one team of the 60 currently playing in the CHL and examine three players from their roster, including an overager, a future star and a superstar. We’ll start by taking a look at the number one team in the CHL, the Halifax Mooseheads.
Third Star: Konrad Abeltshauser (20) - Halifax Mooseheads - defenseman
At 6’5” and 225lbs, Abeltshauser has the size
Updated 12-09-2012 at 20:58 by Coach Pharling