Category Archives: NHL Draft

The Long Goodbye…

As a noted procrastinator who utilizes the stress and anxiety of a tight deadline to focus and tighten his writing, and as someone who so often said on this very website that this piece would come at this time only to … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 Olympics, All-America Teams, American Prospects, Blog News, Grow the Game, High School Hockey, Hockey Weekend Across America, IIHF Men's World Championship, Junior Hockey, Minor League Hockey, NCAA, NHL, NHL Draft, NTDP, Paralympics, U.S. National Teams, USA Hockey, USHL, Whimsy, Women's Hockey, World Junior Championship, World U17 Hockey Challenge, World U18 Championship, Youth Hockey | 17 Comments

Jack Eichel: The American Prospect Everyone is Talking About

Jack Eichel is early. The often large spotlight cast on the NHL Draft this time of year seems a bit dim, as if conserving energy for what’s to come. Even two months away from the day every prospect dreams about, … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF World Under-18 Championship Team USA Preview

The U.S. National Under-18 Team will look to improve on its silver medal finish at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship this year, while continuing a medal streak that dates back to 2004. The World Under-18 Championship will be held in … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF World Junior Championship Postmortem: Assessing Team USA’s Forwards

After taking a look at the team as a whole and examining how everything happened and what we can learn from it, there’s a far simpler task ahead. It’s time to look at how the individuals performed under the bright lights … Continue reading

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2014 World Junior Championship: Preliminary Rosters for All Participating Countries

This post was updated on Dec. 14 to add Slovakia’s preliminary roster, which was announced Dec. 13. The 2014 World Junior Championship is two weeks away. Every country has posted their pre-tournament rosters of varying sizes. Most will be pared … Continue reading

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2014 U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster: Defense and Goalies

This post has been edited to reflect additions to the roster made on Dec. 10. When Team USA convenes for training camp on Dec. 15, joining the 15 forwards (detailed here) will be nine defensemen and three goaltenders. Since the … Continue reading

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2014 U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster: Forwards

This post has been altered to reflect additions made to camp on Dec. 10 The U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary roster includes 17 forwards. That means four will be sent home before the puck drops on the tournament Dec. 26. … Continue reading

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2014 Team USA WJC Preliminary Roster: Rapid Reaction

USA Hockey unveiled its 26-player preliminary roster for the World Junior Championship today. This list will have to be whittled down to 20 skaters and three goaltenders before Team USA takes the ice against the Czech Republic on Dec. 26 … Continue reading

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U.S. World Junior Watch: Projecting Team USA’s Preliminary Roster

On Wednesday, USA Hockey will announce its pre-tournament camp roster for the U.S. National Junior team in preparation for the 2014 World Junior Championship. The candidates will then convene in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota for the first portion … Continue reading

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U.S. World Junior Watch: Examining Talent Pool for Defense

With a training camp roster announcement expected in just a few short weeks for the U.S. National Junior Team, the picture should probably start to clear a bit. Only it hasn’t, especially on defense. Some of that is performance based, … Continue reading

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