Jets Lipon & Kichton Want to Make Immediate Impact

Positive vibes are coming out of MTS Centre lately and the latest two signings should have Jets fans excited for the future. Not the future as in the 2013-14 season, mind you, but possibly for 2014-15 and beyond. Two of their later round draft picks - JC Lipon (third round) and Brenden Kichton (seventh round) - were both signed to entry-level contracts early this week. ...
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August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Jets at the 2013 NHL Draft

Kevin Cheveldayoff always plays his cards very close to his chest - never blinking, always having that sly poker face on whenever presented with questions about who will be dawning a Jets jersey. In his third NHL draft, Cheveldayoff did it again - surprise us that is - with a collection of draft picks that will be the strongest crop of young talent in the Jets organization yet...
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July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Got Brooms got sweep

Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton Oil Kings) They broke out the brooms on Wednesday night for 2 New York Ranger and 2 New York Islander prospects as 3 of them got to advance while one saw his junior career come to an end. One prospect missed out on his team's game due to a mandatory suspension for match penalty he received in his last game. Griffin Reinhart (NYI 2012 1st) was 1...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Win 1 lose 1

Just 3 games for the Ranger and Islander prospects on Saturday due in part to the OHL priority selection draft. Only 2 of the games involved playoffs as we had a split result for those taking part. In Portland, Brenden Kichton (NYI 2011 5th) and his Spokane Chiefs were shut out by the Portland Winterhawks 3-0 in game 2 of their series. The story of this one was basically Portland...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

An almost perfect night

Mitchell Theoret (OHL Images) Friday saw the return of playoff hockey for the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects as all but one prospect saw his team earn a win. It was a night for the home teams as in 11 games combined throughout the Canadian juniors the home team won 10 out of 11 games on the evening. Somebody forgot to tell Mitchell Theoret (NYI 2011 7th) that...
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Exiting in a hurry

Brenden Kichton (Spokane Chiefs) The Saturday report really isn't much better than Friday's was as 3 more prospects of the New York Rangers and the New York Islanders saw their season come to a sudden and quick ending. But one Islander prospect made sure his season wasn't ending by taking matters into his own hands. Now I have to wonder why the Islanders and Brenden...
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March 31, 2013  |  Discuss

To the brink

Brenden Kichton (Spokane Chiefs) Just 3 games on the Thursday playoff schedule and all involving New York Islander prospects which resulted in 2 losses and 1 escape. Depending on your point of view then the 2 losses mean that the Islanders are this much closer to adding 2 talented prospects to their system. One who nobody is really sure what is going to happen when Brenden Kichton...
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March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Dr Jekyll and Mr Pedan

Andrey Pedan (OHL Images) Tuesday night was a wild and crazy night for the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects as the unexpected becomes even wilder by the game. If you were on a lower seeded team then in most cases your team won leaving higher seeded teams trying to figure out what happened. Andrey Pedan (NYI 2011 3rd) has to be the luckiest prospect out there as...
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Yikes what a mess

Michael St. Croix (Edmonton Oil Kings) Friday night was a crazy night with upsets in both the WHL playoffs and the NCAA conference tournaments and the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects were in the middle of it. There are going to be a lot of people scratching their heads trying to explain what happened. First Star Michael St. Croix Edmonton Oil Kings The Edmonton...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

And it begins

Shane McColgan (Steve Hiscock) The race for the 2013 Memorial Cup began on Thursday evening with mixed results for the Ranger and Islander prospects in action on Thursday evening. In the case of the Ranger prospects in action; it was as if the Ranger/Panther game spilled over into theirs. Shane McColgan (NYR 2011 5th) and Josh Nicholls (NYR 2013 UFA) saw their 2nd seeded Saskatoon...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

To sign or not to sign

Brenden Kichton (Spokane Chiefs) It is that time of the year as New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects in the playoffs but for some the bigger question is do I sign or do I say no? For the teams they, too have to decide whether or not to offer contracts to their prospects especially for those selected in the 2011 NHL draft. One prospect has reportedly already made...
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March 20, 2013  |  1 Comment

The Defense to the rescue

Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton Oil Kings) Friday night was about players stepping up for their teams as the prospects of the New York Ranger and New York Islanders make pushes to help their teams with their playoff hopes. No position had a bigger impact than the defense corps and it should not be a surprise that more defensemen are also captains on their team. First Star Griffin...
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March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Don't Blink

Cody Rosen (ECAC Hockey) Saturday night prospect hockey was not for the faint of heart if you are a fan of either the New York Rangers or New York Islanders as games that looked like they were decided sometimes weren't. And if you are wondering about who the picture is then you aren't alone. Our first prospect to see his season come to an end also saw his college career...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Helping hands

Michael St. Croix (Edmonton Oil Kings) The time for playing around is over as for most of the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects this weekend the playoffs are starting. Whether it is jockeying for position or trying to rise as high as possible to gain a favorable seed; "tomorrow" has arrived for them. The prospects were in a giving mood; scoring a total...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Not Manilla but it was a thrilla

Michael St. Croix (Edmonton Oil Kings) There are times when some games should have ended in a tie and the game between the Edmonton Oil Kings and the Portland Winterhawks was one of those. The rule is no cheering in the press box but sometimes you want to break the rules. This was the only regular season meeting between these 2 teams but the signs are all there that they will...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey can be a strange game at times

Brenden Kichton (Spokane Chiefs) Friday night was one of those nights that left one scratching their heads by the performances from the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects. There was some good, some bad and some that makes one wonder. First Star Brenden Kichton Spokane Chiefs So Monday Brenden Kichton (NYI 2011 5th) of the Spokane Chiefs was totally invisible...
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February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

How to spend a Monday

Portland Memorial Coliseum The Calendar said it was President's Day in the USA and Family Day in many parts of Canada but for several New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects it might as well be "Kicked Butt day" or "Got My Butt Kicked" Day. That view was from my seat in the press box at the Portland Memorial Coliseum as I was there to see how Brenden...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Sometimes it doesn't show

Shane McColgan (Steve Hiscock) Friday night prospect hockey was more about what you won't find on the scoresheet or even in the media reports as New York Ranger and New York Islander prospect help their teams jockey for playoff spots. In the case of one prospect, whether what he did on Friday will fire up his teammates remains to be seen but it was understandable why he did...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

No wins on Sunday

(Edmonton Oil Kings) Sunday was not a fun day for the 4 prospects of the New York Rangers and New York Islanders who saw action. 3 games resulting in 3 losses and for 2 of those teams, the losses might have an impact on their playoffs down the road. In Swift Current, the Edmonton Oil Kings saw their 11 game winning streak come to an end against the Swift Current Broncos 3-1....
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Taking the 5th

Brenden Kichton (Spokane Chiefs) The Wednesday night prospect report was highlighted by New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects taken in the 5th round of the 2011 NHL draft. Each made a contribution to helping their team win a key game as their team is fighting for playoff positioning. Brenden Kichton (NYI 2011 5th) and his Spokane Chiefs have been struggling as of late...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

A Monday Holiday

Portland Winterhawks It was a sad joke watching the NHL with their "Hockey is back" promos because really their promos should be more along the lines of "we take your money and then expect you to give us even more." Part of the reason that I enjoy hockey at the Canadian junior and NCAA levels is how much harder they work to try to earn your entertainment dollar...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Sorry hockey never left just the NHL did

Mitchell Theoret (Barrie Colts) Actually the word is not sorry but a word I can't use here in response to the NHL's claiming that hockey is back. Memo to Gary Bettman but hockey was going on quite well without the league that is responsible for giving the sport of hockey more embarrassments and black eyes than any other league. Hockey was going on as witnessed by the...
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January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

My own protest

(wellspherecom.jpg) The NHL lockout may be over but has anyone seen any kind of "deal" being offered to New York Ranger or New York Islander fans as a "we are sorry" gift? If you have please share with the rest of us because right now, I know I have not seen a thing. I went to the Direct TV website to see what if any charges there would be for the NHL Center...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Saturday night delights

Brenden Kichton (Spokane Chiefs) One of the lessons I have learned over the years is to watch how a New York Ranger or New York Islander prospect responded after being turned into a non-factor in his previous game. In this case the player I watched was Brenden Kichton a Islander prospect but right now the captain of the Spokane Chiefs. After scoring a power play goal against...
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January 13, 2013  |  Discuss

John Tortorella would love these guys

Brendan Leipsic (Kelvin Harrison) OK the reason was to get a look at Brenden Kichton (NYI 2011 5th) but that I got to watch a machine like effort out of the Portland Winterhawks that was the flavor of icing that your mom used to spread on a cake. Seriously as I watched the Winterhawks rally from down 2-1 for a 5-2 win; I could see John Tortorella just jumping for joy at the effort...
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January 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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