Hockey’s Future Prospect of the Year, 2012

by Tony Piscotta
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Photo: Vladimir Tarasenko was picked as Hockey's Future's 2012 prospect of the year for his stellar performance this season in the KHL and the U20 World Juniors. (Photo courtesy of Paul Hebert/Icon SMI)

For the fourth straight year Hockey's Future has named a Prospect of the Year. For the 2011-12 season the honors go to St. Louis Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko.

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Update on NHL coverage and other features at HF

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As you may have noticed, we elected to wrap up our NHL coverage at Hockey's Future at the end of last week. The primary reason for this decision was the simple fact that, due to limitations in our current content admin, the NHL content was overwhelming what is still our bread-and-butter content, the NHL prospect coverage. We didn't want that to continue, of course, hence the decision to suspend most of this coverage.

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On the Rush, April 2012

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Photo: Sabres rookie Marcus Foligno was one of the few bright spots in a Buffalo season marred with injuries and inconsistency. Foligno was instrumental in the Sabres' late season playoff push, managing 13 points in 13 games, a span in which the Sabres were 7-3-3. (Photo courtesy of

Jerome Davis/Icon SMI)

In this season's final installment of On the Rush, we take a look at the seasons of several prospects who are exceeding expectations, including a pair of prospects making the most of opportunities in the NHL after injury-related call-ups. We also delve into the reasons behind the struggles of other prospects who appeared poised to make a splash prior to the season and check in with prospects who missed significant development time this year.

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Malkin worthy of Hart Trophy after sensational season

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Photo: New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist turned in a season worthy of MVP consideration, but, just as with this goal, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin could best him for that honor (courtesy of

Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)
 

It’s one thing to be the NHL’s leading scorer, as Evgeni Malkin was with his 109-point campaign. It’s another to make those around you better. But when the consensus best player in the world misses most of the season and his teammate emerges as the league’s best, carrying his team into the postseason and making them one of the favorites for the Stanley Cup, that’s greatness.

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Landeskog could make it two consecutive Kitchener Rangers for the Calder

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Photo: Colorado Avalanche rookie forward Gabriel Landeskog had a lot to celebrate during the 2011-12 season, and he may be celebrating a Calder Trophy win come June (courtesy of

Ric Tapia/Icon SMI)
 

While this season’s rookie class may not quite rival that of last year’s youngsters, there have been several impact rookies. Here is a look at three Calder Trophy favorites and their achievements this season.*

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