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(Video) First NHL Goal: Klingberg nets beauty in win over Coyotes

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John Klingberg - Dallas Stars

Photo: Dallas Stars rookie defenseman John Klingberg, shown holding the puck from his first NHL goal, played for Frolunda in the SHL in 2013-14 before moving to North America for a 3-game stint with the AHL’s Texas Stars (courtesy of Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

Dallas Stars rookie defenseman John Klingberg started a three-goal, third period outburst for his club by netting his first NHL goal in a 3-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes. Read more »

(Video) First NHL Goal: Clendening makes the most of first shot

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Adam Clendening - Chicago Blackhawks

Photo: Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Adam Clendening had played in 163 AHL games before playing in his first regular season NHL game on Thursday night (courtesy of Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

Four minutes into his first NHL game, Chicago Blackhawks rookie defenseman Adam Clendening scored his first NHL goal on his first shot on goal to get the Blackhawks started towards a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames. Read more »

Tampa Bay Lightning has large group of prospects playing at junior level

by Chris Roberts
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Dominik Masin - Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Defenseman Dominik Masin is one of six members of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2014 NHL Draft class to play in the CHL this season. (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images for the credit.)

 

Despite the graduation of Jonathan Drouin from the junior ranks, the Tampa Bay Lightning have plenty of reason to keep a keen eye on the QMJHL, OHL, and WHL this season. From the 2013 NHL Draft, American-born forward Adam Erne remains with Quebec in the ‘Q,’ while six of seven selections from last year’s draft are currently playing in the CHL.

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(Video) First NHL Goal: Pinizzotto completes Howe hattie in Oilers loss

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Steve Pinizzotto - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Edmonton Oilers forward Steve Pinizzotto displays the puck that he fired past Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller for his first NHL goal (courtesy of Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

Edmonton Oilers forward Steve Pinizzotto packed a lot into his first NHL game of the 2014-15 season. The 30-year-old right wing scored his first NHL goal, added an assist, and dropped the gloves to battle the Vancouver CanucksDerek Dorsett to complete the “Gordie Howe hat trick” in the Oilers 5-4 loss to the Canucks. Read more »

On the Rush, November 2014

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Linden Vey - Vancouver Canucks

Photo: Forward Linden Vey started the 2014-15 season strong, with nine points through his first 18 games. Vey was traded in the offseason from the Los Angeles Kings to the Vancouver Canucks. (courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

Welcome to the first edition of On the Rush for the 2014-15 season. For those unfamiliar, On the Rush focuses on prospects at various levels of competition who exceeded expectations or fell behind a bit in the past month.

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Winnipeg Jets possess scoring prowess at Junior level

by Tony Piscotta
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USA Blue v USA White - 2014 USA Hockey Junior Evaluation Camp

Photo: Chase De Leo has taken on a larger role with the Portland Winterhawks and demonstrated offensive upside (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 

The Winnipeg Jets were expected to struggle out of the gate this year — particularly in the goaltending department — but thanks to a strong team defense and a balanced scoring attack they are  holding their own. The Jets have been good on the road thus far, posting a 6-4-2 record away from the MTS Centre.
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The top five hockey factories producing current NHL prospects

by Craig Fischer
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Max Domi - London Knights; Oscar Dansk - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: Arizona Coyotes prospect Max Domi and Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Oscar Dansk represent the top two cities producing the most current NHL prospects (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images (Domi) and Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire (Dansk))

 

Home. The dirty and worn arenas, the old backyard rinks, the smells of sweat, shaved ice, and hope. The 5 AM practices, the endless games of road hockey in driveways and streets. This is the place where it all begins. Read more »

Minnesota Wild exercise patience with development of Junior prospects

by Peter Prohaska
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Lethbridge Hurricanes v Kelowna Rockets

Photo: Reid Duke is averaging nearly a point per game since being traded to the Brandon Wheat Kings (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

 

A slight developmental gap appears to be a weakness in the Minnesota Wild‘s overall scheme. General manager Chuck Fletcher’s maneuvers between the 2010 Draft and the present assembled an enviable group of inexpensive young talent capable of augmenting a nice mix of somewhat more pricey veterans.

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New Jersey Devils junior prospects seeing fair share of struggles early in 2014-15 season

by John Iadevaia
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Anthony Brodeur - New Jersey Devils

Photo: Anthony Brodeur has struggled in the early part of the 2014-15 season with Gatineau Olympiques, managing a 5-4-0-3 record and a 3.72 goals against average. (courtesy of Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

 

With a windfall of prospects graduating to the pros last season, the New Jersey Devils used the 2014 NHL Draft to restock their junior pool. A few players are underachieving but a handful have done well in the early part of their respective seasons.

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Former U20 Coach Ernst Hofner discusses Germany’s new direction

by Chapin Landvogt
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Ernst Hofner and Team Germany players

Photo: Former Germany national coach Ernst Hofner (L) is now the Sports Director for Germany’s Deutschen Eishockey-Bund e.V. (courtesy of Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

 

Some major changes took place in the German Ice Hockey Federation’s hierarchy this summer, with the new management wanting things to change from the ground up. Long-time German Ice Hockey Federation employee Franz Reindl was selected as the new DEB President (Deutsche Eishockey-Bund), gaining 73.5% of the vote from the summer’s General Assembly. With that, he replaced Uwe Harnos, who made it known before the vote that he would no longer be a candidate for the position he had held since 2002. Read more »

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