Team Rankings: Future potential of Ottawa Senators prospects places them at top of 21-30 group

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Michael Mersch - Los Angeles Kings

Photo: Los Angeles Kings forward Michael Mersch saw his first NHL action in a December game against the Pittsburgh Penguins (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

A team with a handful of prospects possessing some good, long-term upside tops the 21-30 group of the latest Hockey’s Future NHL Team Rankings, which ranks the NHL clubs on the basis of the quality of their prospect depth. Read more»

Pulock working on his defensive game in AHL with Bridgeport

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Ryan Pulock - New York Islanders

Photo: Bridgeport Sound Tigers defenseman Ryan Pulock, shown here in a preseason game with the parent New York Islanders, is the top offensive defenseman on the Sound Tigers roster with 16 points in 35 games (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

There is no doubting Ryan Pulock’s offensive abilities from the back end. His shot from the point is NHL-caliber. As is the case for a lot offensively-minded defensemen coming to the pro ranks, the adjustment for him has been playing more responsibly in the defensive zone. Read more»

Struggling Binghamton Senators still developing talent in the AHL

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Matt O'Connor - Ottawa Senators

Photo: Binghamton Senators goaltender and Ottawa Senators prospect Matt O’Connor has spent most of the 2015-16 season in the AHL, but did manage one NHL appearance early in the season (courtesy of Jason Kopinski/Icon Sportswire)

It’s been a rough start to the season for the Binghamton Senators. After a 3-2 start to the 2015-16 campaign for the Ottawa Senators‘ top minor league affiliate, they have gone 8-16-3-0 since and now find themselves sitting in last place in the AHL’s Eastern Conference as the new year begins. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Kapanen’s OT goal gives Finland the gold in win over Russia

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Kasperi Kapanen and Joni Tuulola - Team Finland - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Finland players Kasperi Kapanen and Joni Tuulola (R) along with other Finnish players begin their gold medal celebration after Kapanen’s overtime goal gave Finland the 4-3 win over Russia in the championship game of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

It may have been a nerve-wracking game for the hometown fans to watch, but Team Finland’s 4-3 overtime victory over Russia in the gold medal game at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship will be that much more memorable for all involved after a see-saw third period and sudden-death goal. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: USA takes the bronze medal with 8-3 win over Sweden

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Matthew Tkachuk - Team USA - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team USA forward and 2016 prospect Matthew Tkachuk deposits one of his two goals past Team Sweden goaltender Felix Sandstrom in the USA’s 8-3 win in the bronze medal game of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

Teams USA and Sweden entered the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship with high hopes for winning gold. Instead, the two hockey powers met in the bronze medal game, an outcome that was certainly a disappointment to both squads. Read more»

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