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WAGMAN: A Strange World for Hockey

Warning: I will get personal during this piece. We live in strange times. The world is dealing with a viral pandemic unlike anything seen since the Spanish Flu withered away in late 1920. There were other pandemics that have passed that through in the intervening century that have killed at least 1 million people, including […]

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MCKEEN’S 2021-22 HOCKEY POOL YEARBOOK – NOW AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD

MCKEEN’S 2021-22 HOCKEY POOL YEARBOOK The 27th edition of the McKeen’s Hockey Pool Yearbook  is available for download. The player profiles are excellent this year with contibutions from Scott Cullen, Corey Sznajder, Alison Lukan, Shayna Goldman, Todd Cordell, Joe Yerdon, Graeme Nichols, Dylan Fremlin, and once again, Catherine Silverman provides indepth profiles of the goaltenders.  […]

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MCKEEN’S 2021-22 HOCKEY POOL YEARBOOK – NOW AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD AND IN PRINT

MCKEEN’S 2021-22 HOCKEY POOL YEARBOOK We are proud to release the 27th edition of the McKeen’s Hockey Pool Yearbook in both print and for download. . It was a challenging turnaround with free agency and the NHL Draft being a month later, and an expansion draft to boot. The player profiles are excellent this year […]

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MCKEEN’S 2021-22 HOCKEY POOL YEARBOOK – PDF Download Now Available – FINAL Print Edition Available Soon

MCKEEN’S 2021-22 HOCKEY POOL YEARBOOK – PDF Download Now Available – FINAL Print edition available soon We have made available a BETA PDF of the magazine. That means we are still working on the graphics and finalizing the magazine for the print edition. We will have a final magazine in the next few days. We […]

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MCKEEN’S 2021-22 HOCKEY POOL YEARBOOK – PDF Download Now Available – FINAL Print Edition Available Soon

MCKEEN’S 2021-22 HOCKEY POOL YEARBOOK – PDF Download Now Available – FINAL Print edition available soon We have made available a PDF of the magazine to download for subscribers. We are still tweaking things graphically for the final print edition. We will have a final magazine in the next few days. We appreciate your patience. […]

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The Late Bloomer: Inside Josh Doan’s dominant season with the Chicago Steel and development into becoming one of the top re-entry players in the 2021 NHL Draft

When Ryan Hardy first took the job to become the General Manager of the Chicago Steel, he found himself thrown into the fire right from the get-go, tasked with preparing for the USHL Futures Draft on short notice. Scrolling through hours of video searching for the next generation of players that would shape the future […]

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Brent Johnson

McKeen’s 2021-22 Yearbook – Johnson is a toolsy defender, who even likes to play rough, despite his clear size disadvantage. He throws his body around, gets involved in scrums regularly, and often defends with an ornery edge. That said, Johnson’s best strengths come in the offensive end. His speed allows him to drive the transition, […]

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2021 NHL DRAFT: Re-Entry Candidates – 2nd and 3rd Year Eligible Prospects to Watch – Part Three: USA

In a normal year, scouting hockey is marred by imperfection. Every year high end players get skipped over at the NHL draft for various reasons. Maybe they suffered through injuries. Maybe their team struggled, and it prevented scouts from getting a good read on them. Maybe their team was too good, forcing them down the […]

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2021 IIHF U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: McKeen’s Team Review – Draft Risers, Disappointments and Takeaways

While there was some skepticism over the occurrence of the 2021 IIHF World Under 18’s due to the covid pandemic, recognition must be given to the cities of Plano and Frisco, Texas for hosting a successful tournament. The tournament concluded last Thursday, with a victory for Team Canada over Team Russia in the gold medal […]

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2021 NHL DRAFT: McKeen’s Staff Honourable Mentions for the First Round

Recently, we at McKeen’s Hockey released our preliminary Top 32 ranking for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. In any year, that first list is always a difficult one to create as regional scouts try to determine how their prospects compare to those in other regions. However, the global COVID pandemic made that exercise infinitely more […]

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