As a perennially high-achieving team, the San Jose Sharks rarely get to draft early. Often enough, by the time late June rolls around, the Sharks do not have a first round pick at all. Last [...]
  • September 21, 2015: Edmonton Oilers Defenceman Joey LaLeggia (84)
    By Ryan Wagman, February 12th, 2017
    As a perennially high-achieving team, the San Jose Sharks rarely get to draft early. Often enough, by the time late June rolls around, the Sharks do not have a first round pick at all. Last [...]
  • GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA - APRIL 15: Sweden's Elias Pettersson #21 skates with the puck while LatviaÕs Vlads Vulkanovs #13 defends during preliminary round action at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. (Photo by Matt Zambonin/HHOF-IIHF Images)
    By Jimmy Hamrin, January 31st, 2017
    McKeen's Hockey welcomes Jimmy Hamrin. Jimmy lives in Sundsvall, Sweden, where he also was born. His hockey background is mostly as a writer/blogger and analyzer (both in text and broadcasting) in Sweden. Jimmy has had [...]
  • March 15, 2016: Toronto Maple Leafs Defenceman Rinat Valiev (29) [10379] in action during the Toronto Maple Leafs game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON. (Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Wagman, January 21st, 2017
    Between the WJC and the USHL Top Prospect game, these columns have been thematic of late. Not wanting to move away from a good thing, this one is, too. Contrary to what you might have [...]
  • March 9, 2013: The Phoenix Coyotes mascot before the game between the Phoenix Coyotes and Dallas Stars at Jobbing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
    By Ryan Wagman, December 21st, 2016
    In a lost season, a team should feel free to trade off as many expiring assets as it can. The Arizona Coyotes (once again) found themselves in such a position last season and took the [...]
  • Feb. 25, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, Canada:  Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Brendan Leipsic (49) moves toward the net as Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Noah Hanifin (5) defends in the second period at the Air Canada Centre. (Photo by Dan Hamilton/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Wagman, November 30th, 2016
    Through games on November 27, 2016, the leading scorer in the AHL is Marlies’ winger Brendan Leipsic (Toronto, 89/2012 – originally drafted by Nashville), LW, Toronto (AHL)). Should Leipsic hold on and finish the year [...]