Tonight at Rogers Arena in Vancouver will be host to the NHL Entry draft, with the New Jersey Devils getting the first overall selection. Now it was only two years ago, the Devils selected highly touted Nico Hischier. The expectation is that Jack Hughes will go to the Devils, although Kaapo Kakko has certainly made the debate interesting. Thanks to a fantastic showing at the IIHF tournament.Continue reading →
As of now, the debate rolls on as to who goes first in the Draft between Kaapo Kakko and Jack Hughes. Kakko is a 6″2 left-handed shooting right winger. You could argue, he is the most complete winger available in this year’s draft. He was able to work his way up through the TPS youth system, going back to 2015 with the U16 squad when he was only 14 years old. He ended his 2018 season with 22 goals and 16 assists in 45 games for TPS. Continue reading →
An agile 6-foot-1, 180-pound center for the Barrie Colts. Ryan Suzuki will be hoping to join his older brother Nick, who was drafted 13th overall in 2017 to the Vegas Golden Knights. Suzuki had very solid offensive performances for both his OHL club and internationally in 2018. Led all Colts scorers in points, contributing 25 goals, and 75 points in 65 games. An incredible spike in production from the year previously, where he had just 44 total points in one fewer games. Playing for Canada U18 at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, he put up one goal and seven assists in five games played.
Thomas Harley has seen solid growth over the last couple of seasons, as he continues to take on a bigger role and more minutes the production has indeed followed. With the Mississauga Steelheads this past season, he finished eighth among OHL defensemen with 11 goals and 58 points leading all OHL draft-eligible defenders. He also added four assists as the Steelheads were swept in the first round of the OHL playoffs by the Sudbury Wolves. Continue reading →
Metropolitano Stadium on Saturday will be an all-England matchup for the Champions League final. The second all-English Champions League final in history. This matchup is a miracle of sorts. As both Liverpool and Tottenham had very similar roads they needed to go down in order to get themselves to this stage of the tournament. Continue reading →
The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues were back at TD Garden for Game 2 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. The Blues down 1-0 in the series were looking to knot up the series and bring it back to St Louis with the home-ice advantage. Blues Forward Robert Thomas was scratched from this game after picking up an injury from the open ice hit by Torey Krug. Thomas has not been participating in most practices and morning skates. Robby Fabbri would take his spot in the lineup. Continue reading →