Brad Lambert’s Speed ​​And Skill Are Well-Suited For The NHL

Steven Ellis/The Hockey News PENTICTON, BC – As he begins his transition to North American hockey, Winnipeg Jets prospect Brad Lambert is a step ahead of most of his European peers. Born and raised in Lahti, Finland, Lambert came up through the Finnish hockey system. But Saskatchewan is the home base for his father’s family, … Read more

Kings season preview: Fiala added to mix of savvy veterans, youthful core

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps opening soon, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Los Angeles Kings. Coach: Todd McLellan (fourth season) Last season: 44-27-11, third in Pacific Division; lost … Read more

Red Wings fall to Stars, 5-4, in 2022 NHL Prospect Tournament

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Detroit and Dallas traded chances all night, but the Red Wings fell, 5-4, to the Stars in the second game of the 2022 NHL Prospect Tournament at Center Ice Arena on Saturday. For the second straight NHL Prospect Tournament game, the Red Wings opened the scoring when forward Elmer Soderblomwho was … Read more

Sabers season preview: Prospects counted on during youth movement

The 2022-23 NHL season starts on Oct. 7. With training camps opening soon, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Buffalo Sabres. Coach: Don Granato (third season) Last season: 32-39-11; fifth place in Atlantic Division; … Read more

Top prospects for Seattle Kraken

[Kraken 32 in 32: Season preview | 3 Questions | Fantasy breakdown] 1. Matty BeniersF How acquired: Selected with No. 2 pick in 2021 NHL Draft 2021-22 season: Seattle (NHL): 10 GP, 3-6-9; Michigan (NCAA): 37 GP, 20-23-43 The first player drafted by the Kraken, the 19-year-old had a busy 2021-22, first at the University of … Read more

World Junior Championship roundup: Canada tops Finland in OT for title

Championship game Canada 3, Finland 2 (OT) — Kent Johnson (Columbus Blue Jackets) knocked in his own rebound at 3:20 of overtime to give Canada its 19th tournament championship. “[Logan Stankoven] made a nice play with the puck and made a nice pass to my backhand and I tried to go five-hole but there was … Read more

‘Welcome to the NHL’ goes behind the scenes with prospects at the 2022 Draft

How does it feel waiting to hear your name called at the NHL Draft? A new show depicts the journey to that moment. “Welcome to the NHL” chronicles the path of five players selected in the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft in Montreal: forward Juraj Slafkovsky , taken No. 1 by the Montreal Canadiens; center … Read more

McTavish among breakout players at World Junior Championship

The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship featured several players stepping up and having strong efforts to lead their team. Some of the players who excelled were expected to do so. Then there were others who went from role players to leading men. Here are five breakout stars from the tournament (listed in alphabetical order): Emil … Read more

Blake following dad’s footsteps in preparation for Hurricanes, NHL

RALEIGH, NC — When Jackson Blake attended Carolina Hurricanes development camp last month, he was excited to get his first taste of professional hockey. “Last year, we didn’t get to have this opportunity, but this year has been such a blast,” Blake said. “It’s such a great group of guys. They all push you. It’s … Read more