August 18 2015 11:49AM
The right-handed shot defender Jan Kostalek is not the prototypical shutdown defender. At 6'1 and 196 lbs, he won't over power many forwards in battles and is not the largest net-clearing presence.
He is however an extremely effective shutdown defender. Kostalek uses his high-end hockey IQ and skating to gain control of the puck and move possession out of the defensive as soon as possible.
We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #14.
August 17 2015 09:01AM
Our 16th ranked prospect was a gritty, scrappy, young winger who likes to set up goals. Scott Kosmachuk is a gritty, scrappy, young winger who likes to score goals.
We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #15.
August 17 2015 08:02AM
The first five profiles in our prospect series have been completed.
Continue past the jump as we highlight numbers 20 through 16.
August 16 2015 08:00AM
Over the past couple weeks, I've been breaking down the good and the bad of what's happened so far during the 2015 NHL offseason. After going through all four divisions, looking at the players that teams have added and subtracted, and how they've spent their money, I figured I would put together a big list of which teams are winners and losers, and which teams are floating in their own category somewhere in the middle. Hey, it's the summer and we still have like seven weeks until the season starts, so it's the perfect time to sit back and speculate.
August 14 2015 06:13PM
Robbie Russo was drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders - but in their hurry to fill organizational needs on the blue line, they filled up roster spots that could have potentially been his by now.