Ethan Bear put the finishing touches on his junior hockey career this week, as his Seattle Thunderbirds were quickly dispatched by impressive eastern clubs. Although it was a difficult way for the WHL Defenseman of the Year (and nominated for CHL version of same) to finish, Bear can look back on an outstanding career and…


Nation Network Prospect Profile: #55 Pierre-Olivier Joseph

After a run of forwards in the latter parts of the second round, we now turn our attention to the QMJHL. Pierre-Olivier Joseph, the younger brother of Tampa Bay prospect Mathieu Joseph, is an intriguing puck mover that has been ranked all over the place this year.


How Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl Were Almost OHL Teammates

I recently found out that our All-Star duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl were just a CHL draft pick away from becoming teammates with the Erie Otters. Could this single pick back in 2012 have changed Draisaitl’s future and the outlook of the Edmonton Oilers? Take my hand, let’s take a trip down memory…


Real Life Podcast Episode 28 – Josh Green

This week the boys talked to former Oiler Josh Green who has recently hung up the skates after a career that spanned 341 games in the NHL and took him all over the world and back in 20 years of professional hockey. They talked about the grind of working to get into the NHL and…


Anton Lander, Russia Bound

A couple of months ago, I wrote about a report circulating out of Russia that had Anton Lander signing with AK Bars as soon as the NHL season was over. This morning, that transaction became official.


Future Free Agents: Cody Franson

After two disappointing seasons in Buffalo, Cody Franson is headed back to the free agent market. He didn’t really gel with the Sabres, as you can see based on his worse-than-usual production, but Franson is still the same big, skilled defenceman who can shoot bombs from the point, making him an attractive option for many teams in need…


Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #56 – Lukas Elvenes

I’m feeling a little bit of deja vu today, profiling Swedish prospect Lukas Elvenes after digging into Fabian Zetterlund yesterday. The two have similar statistical profiles, leading to similar projections, but as we’ll find out, they have some fundamental differences to the way they play the game. Elvenes has shown plenty of patience and creativity…