NHL Entry Draft. Undersized players, especially defensemen, are often labeled with ‘too small
to succeed’ and other prejuidices. It is really almost impossible for a player that is
too small to handle the physical style of the NHL, where he faces lots of big, bruising forwards.
That’s also the reason why Swedish 1982 born junior star Magnus Hedlund was never picked in
a NHL Entry Draft. He has everything except size, Hedlund is just 5’8”. Let’s choose another
example. New Jersey Devils’ blueliner Brian Rafalski had to sign with the Devils as a free
agent, he also wasn’t selected in the draft. After spending years in Finland he opened the
eyes of many when he showed that also a defenseman who doesn’t posess prototypical NHL
size can compete well at this highest level. The next one who could follow his example is
Vsetin’s 1986 born smallish star, Lubomir Stach.
Born in Vsetin, Czech Republic, Lubomir started playing hockey there when the city was just
Welcome to the first installment of the Cub report, a weekly
Jiri Jakes has been hot as
It looks as though the injury bug
Shaone Morrisonn ended the Kamloops Blazers 0-29 Power play drought,scoring on a 5-on-3 opportunity against the Moose Jaw Warriors. Morrisonn,who
Blazers tough guy Colton Orr has yet to return to action after breaking his hand during his first game of the season. The Blazers have lost
University of Denver winger Greg Barber e Read more»
LAST FULL WEEKEND OF CHL REGULAR SEASON, PLAYOFFS START NEXT WEEK
The 2002 Canadian Hockey League regular season wraps up in the next few
Playoff berths are still up for grabs in all three leagues as the Ontario
Playoff action in all three leagues will begin late next week. The OHL is
Listed below are the full schedules of all remaining games in the three
The three league champions will join the host Guelph Storm at the 2002
Remember to follow all of the action leading up to the 2002 MasterCard
Here is the remainder of the Read more»
Coming on Tuesday, March 19th, Hockey’s Future is proud to be part of a hosted chat with USA Hockey Asst. Coach Lou Vairo. To take part in this free chat, please follow the banner on the top of Hockey’s Future.
The chat will take place at noon Easter time, and will be moderated by the former NHL Sr. VP of Corporate Communications Arthur Pincus.
To take part, you will need speakers with your computer and any questions you may have. This is an exciting opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the Olympics in Salt Lake City.
With the American Hockey League’s stretch run in full swing, many of the
According to The Houston Chronicle, one of the toughest decisions the Wild
“I would not exercise the option unless I thought he could play at the NHL
Aeros goaltender Jamie McLennan is an unrestricted free agent this summer,
Approximately 50 percent of the Wild’s 50-man roster is under contract for
Crucial time of year
Nine of the Aeros’ 13 remaining games will be played against West Division