Any look at the Pittsburgh Penguins’ system must first reconcile to the fact that the team began the season with one highly touted prospect who surprisingly made the opening game roster and another highly touted [...]
  • NHL: MAY 02 2nd Round - Game 3 - Capitals at Penguins
    By Ryan Wagman, May 3rd, 2016
    Any look at the Pittsburgh Penguins’ system must first reconcile to the fact that the team began the season with one highly touted prospect who surprisingly made the opening game roster and another highly touted [...]
  • NHL: NOV 07 Panthers at Kings
    By Ryan Wagman, April 21st, 2016
    Considering how little I thought of the Panthers system in the offseason, ranking them 28th overall in terms of prospect depth and strength (http://www.hockeyprospectus.com/top-ten-prospects-28-florida-panthers/) and further considering their AHL franchise’s run of the [...]
  • NHL: SEP 29 Preseason - Avalanche at Flames
    By Ryan Wagman, April 1st, 2016
    I don’t particularly enjoy writing depressing articles, but a review of the Colorado Avalanche system is exactly that; depressing. Of course, even the worst of systems has a few promising pieces, but most other systems [...]
  • Dylan Strome of the Erie Otters. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.
    By Ryan Wagman, March 11th, 2016
    For a team as perpetually downtrodden as the Arizona Coyotes, it may be temporarily disheartening to see their AHL so dysfunctional. The Springfield Falcons 0.445 points percentage through games of March 2 ranks 27th across [...]
  • NHL: SEP 21 Preseason - Blue Jackets at Hurricanes
    By Ryan Wagman, February 12th, 2016
    There are teams that struggle to develop goaltenders and in many cases, expend little effort in doing so. Then there are teams, like the Hurricanes, who do it so often and so well, it simply [...]