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Hockey Independent’s 2013 NHL Mock Draft, Part II

Hockey Independent’s 2013 NHL Mock Draft, Part II

Hockey Independent’s  2013 mock entry draft continues and concludes today, as members of the writing staff  - Benjamin Woodward (Bruins), Christopher Triantafilis (New York Islanders), Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils) and WB Philp (Tampa Bay Lightning) – finish up round one with selections sixteen through thirty. 16 – Buffalo Sabres (from Minnesota Wild) GM: Triantafilis (@ChrisTriants) Selection: Valentin Zykov, LW, Baie-Comeau [...]

GROW UP! … and  Be Somebody.

GROW UP! … and Be Somebody.

The Chicago Blackhawks are on what feels like a 2 week hiatus. Following a 4-2 loss to the Ducks on March 20th, the Hawks don’t play until they approach royalty on Monday (March 25th). The Kings pose as another tough foe however, fatigue will need to be checked off the excuse list. There are plenty [...]

Ryan Strome and Griffin Reinhart Head To Camp: Should They Make The Roster?

Ryan Strome and Griffin Reinhart Head To Camp: Should They Make The Roster?

The NHL’s 2013 lockout-shortened season begins in less than two weeks. Not all players have arrived to their team’s facilities yet, but more players are continuing to file in. NHL teams are expected to open camp this weekend. Matt Moulson, Matt Carkner, Marty Reasoner, Eric Boulton, and Rick DiPietro have all been skating at IceWorks [...]

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Final Wrap-Up

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Final Wrap-Up

  The Hockey Independent crew has come together again; this time to piece together a 2012 NHL Mock Draft for your reading pleasure. The contributing authors to today’s piece will be Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils), Alex Muscat (Detroit Red Wings), Bill Philp (Tampa Bay Lightning) and myself, Benjamin Woodward [...]

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 21-25; Finding A Diamond In The Rough

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 21-25; Finding A Diamond In The Rough

The Hockey Independent crew has come together again; this time to piece together a 2012 NHL Mock Draft for your reading pleasure. The contributing authors to today’s piece will be Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils), Alex Muscat (Detroit Red Wings), Bill Philp (Tampa Bay Lightning) and myself, Benjamin Woodward (Boston [...]

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 11-15: Here Come The Europeans

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 11-15: Here Come The Europeans

The Hockey Independent crew has come together again; this time to piece together a 2012 NHL Mock Draft for your reading pleasure. The contributing authors to today’s piece will be Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils), Alex Muscat (Detroit Red Wings), Bill Philp (Tampa Bay Lightning) and myself, Benjamin Woodward (Boston [...]

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 6-10; The Run On Defensemen Begins

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 6-10; The Run On Defensemen Begins

The Hockey Independent crew has come together again; this time to piece together a 2012 NHL Mock Draft for your reading pleasure. The contributing authors to today’s piece will be Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils), Alex Muscat (Detroit Red Wings), Bill Philp (Tampa Bay Lightning) and myself, Benjamin Woodward(Boston Bruins). [...]

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 1-5; The Future Stars

2012 Hockey Independent Mock Draft: Selections 1-5; The Future Stars

The Hockey Independent crew has come together again; this time to piece together a 2012 NHL Mock Draft for your reading pleasure. The contributing authors to today’s piece will be Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils), Alex Muscat (Detroit Red Wings), Bill Philp (Tampa Bay Lightning) and myself, Benjamin Woodward (Boston [...]

Bruins GameDay Preview: Lightning at Bruins

Bruins GameDay Preview: Lightning at Bruins

  Today the Bruins are set to welcome in the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning, for the first time since last year’s Eastern Conference Final. This will be the Lightning’s first return to TD Garden since their 1-0 defeat in Game 7 of the ECF, last May. Tonight’s game can be seen on NESN, their first [...]

Despite winless Rookie Tournament, Nasreddine, Samuelsson positive

Despite winless Rookie Tournament, Nasreddine, Samuelsson positive

The Pittsburgh Penguins lost all three games of the 2011 NHL Rookie Tournament in Oshawa, Ontario, falling by a lopsided composite score of 13-2 in three games over four days.  Today, the Penguins’ prospects fell 4-1 to Chicago’s prospect squad in a game that turned near the end of the second period when after Pittsburgh [...]

McKegg’s 1 goal, 2 assists lead Leafs over Pens at Rookie Tournament

McKegg’s 1 goal, 2 assists lead Leafs over Pens at Rookie Tournament

Greg McKegg, a returnee from last year’s Rookie Tournament, scored a third period goal and added two assists as the Toronto Maple Leafs won their second straight game this weekend, 5-1 over the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Pittsburgh fell to 0-2 in Oshawa.  McKegg, 19, scored 49 goals and 92 points for the Erie Otters of the [...]

Brandon Saad making most of chances with Hawks at Rookie Tournament

Brandon Saad making most of chances with Hawks at Rookie Tournament

Chicago and Toronto played a competitive, back-and-forth game on Saturday night at the 2011 NHL Rookie Tournament with the Leafs’ propsects prevailing over Chicago’s youngsters 4-2 with Jake Gardiner scoring the game-winning and insurance goals in the third period. After Toronto took a 1-0 lead, the game featured two lead changes before Gardiner, a forward [...]

Cowick’s 2 goals help Sens shut out Penguins in opener of Rookie Tournament

Cowick’s 2 goals help Sens shut out Penguins in opener of Rookie Tournament

The Ottawa Senators defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 for a shutout win in the opening game of the 2011 NHL Rookie Tournament at General Motors Centre in Oshawa, Ontario.  Left wing Corey Cowick, a 2009 draft choice of the Senators, scored two goals while Robin Lehner, Sweden’s netminder at the 2011 World Junior Championship, made [...]

Pens first round draft choice improves blue line of to-Morrow

Pens first round draft choice improves blue line of to-Morrow

Reaction to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ selections at this past weekend’s 2011 NHL Entry Draft in Minnesota were mixed.  With their top four defencemen at the NHL level signed through at least 2014 and seven under team control through 2013, many wondered why the Pens took a pair of blueliners with their first two draft choices [...]

What will be legacy of “watershed” 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup?

What will be legacy of “watershed” 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup?

The 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup wrapped up last Sunday evening at Hershey Centre with a competitive championship final game won 3-1 by the Saint John Sea Dogs over the tournament host Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors.  Some obvious disappointment was palpable throughout the arena as Majors’ fans, still stinging from an overtime Game 7 loss in the OHL [...]

On the ice: Sea Dogs celebrate MasterCard Memorial Cup victory

On the ice: Sea Dogs celebrate MasterCard Memorial Cup victory

When Saint John Sea Dogs captain Mike Thomas raised the MasterCard Memorial Cup over his head at centre ice tonight after receiving it from CHL commissioner David Branch, a cheer went up from the Sea Dogs and their many fans inside Hershey Centre that could be heard all the way in New Brunswick and the [...]

SAINT JOHN SEA DOGS WIN 2011 MASTERCARD MEMORIAL CUP

SAINT JOHN SEA DOGS WIN 2011 MASTERCARD MEMORIAL CUP

The Saint John Sea Dogs are 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup Champions.  With a 3-1 victory tonight over the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors at Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, the Sea Dogs captured the first MasterCard Memorial Cup in the six year history of the franchise.  The win gives the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League its first Canadian national championship crown since the [...]

Ryan Ellis: Player and Defenceman of the Year at 2010-11 CHL Awards

Ryan Ellis: Player and Defenceman of the Year at 2010-11 CHL Awards

Ryan Ellis, star defenceman of the Windsor Spitfires, brought a fitting conclusion to his illustrious major junior career this afternoon when he won the two trophies presented at the conclusion of the 2010-11 CHL Awards Ceremony at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.  Ellis, 20, captured the CGC Defenceman of the Year Award and the CCM Player [...]

Saint John Saturday practice: Kelly, Thomas, Huberdeau ready to play

Saint John Saturday practice: Kelly, Thomas, Huberdeau ready to play

The well-rested Saint John Sea Dogs held their last off-day practice this morning at Hershey Centre in preparation for tomorrow’s championship final game of the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup against the host Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors.  Saint John will take the ice tomorrow having not played since Tuesday when they lost in overtime to the [...]

Majors’ Smith-Pelly, Coach Cameron speak on eve of Memorial Cup Final

Majors’ Smith-Pelly, Coach Cameron speak on eve of Memorial Cup Final

The host Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors did not practice this morning after winning last evening’s semi-final game 3-1 against Kootenay.  On the penultimate day of the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup, some players and head coach Dave Cameron spoke about tomorrow night’s championship final game against the Saint John Sea Dogs. twitter.com/PenguinsMarchHockey Independent on Facebook Big [...]