Prospect Analysis: Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes have a highly underrated prospect system. I'll admit, I even was taken aback by how deep their system is, at all 3 positions. Recently, I wrote about the Hurricanes PK, why it requires highly skilled & smart hockey players. Taking a look at the Hurricanes system, it is very obvious they have … Continue reading Prospect Analysis: Hurricanes

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The Hunwick Effect

When Matt Hunwick signed with the Leafs last summer, that raised some eyebrows. Hunwick, an NHL journeyman, was trumpeted by Leafs brass as a "Pro's pro" and "Guy who does it right." He might be that, all signs point to him having a really good work ethic, which is a good example for the young … Continue reading The Hunwick Effect

You can’t be Detroit without being Chicago first: Drafting and Development

Every year in the NHL, there are teams who are predicted, and rightly so, to be picking in the draft lottery. These are teams who don't have the skill of a Chicago/Pittsburgh, or the toughness of a Boston/LA. But if you think about it, the four aforementioned teams weren't always the perennial contenders they are … Continue reading You can’t be Detroit without being Chicago first: Drafting and Development