Prospect Impressions: Sundqvist’s first, plus goals scored between-the-legs and tic-tac-toe style, McCauley’s dramatic goal call

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Oskar Sundqvist - Pittsburgh Penguins

Photo: Pittsburgh Penguins rookie forward Oskar Sundqvist celebrates his first NHL goal in a win over the New York Islanders at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

He is certainly not complaining, but Oskar Sundqvist scored the first goal of his NHL career and an unlikely source assisted on it. Also featured are two goals scored tie-tac-toe style, and a pair of between-the-legs efforts that are just too good to be true. Plenty more assists, goals, and Wes McCauley’s dramatic goal decision encapsulate a fantastic edition of Prospect Impressions. Read more»

HF NHL Prospect of the Month, March, 2016: Meier, Huskies roll into second round of QMJHL playoffs

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Timo Meier - HF NHL Prospect of the Month, March, 2016

Photo: Rouyn-Noranda Huskies forward and San Jose Sharks prospect Timo Meier, shown here competing for his home country of Switzerland, has helped take the Huskies to another level since he was acquired from Halifax in January of 2016 (courtesy of Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

Heading into the CHL playoffs, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies locked down the number one seed in the BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings, ahead of OHL powerhouses the Erie Otters and London Knights. The Huskies finished the regular season leading the QMJHL with a record of 52-9-3-2; they were a consistently strong team all season long, but bolstered their potent lineup with a few transactions prior to the league’s trade deadline. Read more»

Condors’ pairing of Musil, LaLeggia could be glimpse of the future for Oilers

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Joey LaLeggia - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Bakersfield Condors defenseman and Edmonton Oilers prospect Joey LaLeggia, shown here in 2015 preseason action with the Oilers, produced 49 goals and 82 assists in 156 NCAA games for the University of Denver (courtesy of Jose Quiroz/Icon Sportswire)

It’s all about potential when it comes to prospects.

And for the Edmonton Oilers, the second defensive pairing for their AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, is oozing with potential between Joey LaLeggia and David Musil. Read more»

Hartford’s defense-first style plays to Graves’ strengths

by Tony Androckitis
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Ryan Graves - New York Rangers

Photo: Hartford Wolf Pack defenseman and New York Rangers prospect Ryan Graves, shown here in 2015 preseason action with the Rangers, competed at the 2015 Memorial Cup Tournament with the Quebec Remparts before turning pro (courtesy of Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)

As April approaches and the final three weekends of the 2015-16 regular season play out, the Hartford Wolf Pack find themselves just two points out of the final playoff spot in the AHL’s Eastern Conference. Despite going 22-12-1-0 since the beginning of the 2016 calendar year, however, the New York RangersAHL affiliate still find themselves one win away from being in a playoff position. Read more»

Mazanec-Saros tandem has Admirals looking strong in goal for AHL playoffs

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Marek Mazanec - Milwaukee Admirals

Photo: Milwaukee Admirals goaltender and Nashville Predators prospect Marek Mazanec currently sports a 2.34 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage along with an 18-14-5 record in 2015-16 (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

Sometime soon, Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason is going to have to make a difficult decision.

You have two talented young goalies, both playing at an extremely high level. So whom do you start when the AHL playoffs kick off next month? Read more»

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