Phoenix Coyotes Mid Term Grades: Def and Goal

Phoenix Coyotes Report Card For The Defencemen And Goaltenders — 

The Phoenix Coyotes defencemen have all had stretches where they have been a little inconsistent but for the most part have played very well. [Read more…]

Phoenix Coyotes Mid-Term Grades: Forwards

Phoenix Coyotes Mid-Term Report Card for the Forwards —

This grading system not very scientific and my evaluations are based on my experience’s in coaching (15 years), as a  WHL Scout (15 years), a player (15 years), as a Fan (forever) and even as a Fantasy GM (too many years).  I know what I like and what I don’t like in a player and it will probably be much different for every reader and that is great. [Read more…]

Michael Dal Colle: 2014 Draft Prospect

Michael Dal Colle

League:  OHL     Team:  Oshawa Generals

Position:  Center     Shoots:  L

DOB:  June 20, 1996     Birthplace:  Vaughan, ON

Height:  6’2     Weight:  184

2012-13 Stats:  Games: 63   G: 15   A:  33  Pts:  48  PIM: 18   Plus/Minus: +18

Michael Dal Colle plays in the Ontario Hockey League for the Oshawa Generals. [Read more…]

Jake Virtanen: 2014 Top Prospect

Jake Virtanen — 

League:  WHL     Team:  Calgary Hitman

Position:  RW     Shoots:  Right

DOB:  Aug.17, 1996     Birthplace:  Abbotsford, BC

Height: 6’1     Weight:  210

2012-13 Stats:  GP:  62   G:  16  A:  18   Pts:  34  PIM:  67   Plus/Minus  +25 [Read more…]

Hunter Shinkaruk Phoenix Hockey Talk Prospect

Hunter Shinkaruk

About Hunter Shinkaruk:

Shinkaruk has played in Hockey Canada’s POE program starting with Team Pacific at the 2011 Under 17 World Challenge and he also played for Team Canada at the 2012 IIHF Under 18 World Championships. Shinkaruk was one of the final cuts from Canada’s 2013 World Junior team. [Read more…]

Elias Lindholm Phoenix Hockey Talk Prospect

Elias Lindholm

About Elias Lindholm:     League: SEL  (Elitserien)     Team: Brynäs

DOB: Dec. 2 1994      Born: Boden, Sweden     

Height: 6′     Weight: 190

Position: C    Shoots: Right

Games: 48   Goals: 11   Assists: 19   Points: 30   PIM: 2   Plus/Minus: +1

Elias Lindholm played this past season in the Swedish Elite League for Brynäs. [Read more…]

Anthony Mantha PHT Top Prospect

Anthony Mantha

DOB: Sept 16 1994     Born: Longueuil, PQ

Position: LW     Shoots: Left

Height: 6′ 4     Weight: 200

Games: 67   Goals: 50     Assists: 39     Points: 89     P/M: +21     Pim: 71

Anthony Mantha played this past season in the QMJHL for the Val’Or Foreurs. [Read more…]

Jonathan Drouin Phoenix Hockey Talk Prospect

Jonathan Drouin

About Jonathan Drouin: League: QMJHL   Team: Halifax Moosehead

Born: Ste-Agathe, PQ

Height: 5’11     Weight: 176

Position: LW      Shoots: Left

Games: 49   Goals: 41   Assists: 64   Points: 105   Plus/Minus: +48   PIM: 32

Jonathan Drouin played this past season in the QMJHL for the Memorial Cup Champion Halifax Mooseheads.

Drouin might be the most skilled player in this draft class.  He has great hands, excellent stickhandling ability and can make  plays off the rush.  Drouin has the ability to beat defenders one-on-one creating quality scoring chances for himself and his teammates.  [Read more…]

My Articles At The Hockey Writers

As well as being the owner/administrator/writer for Phoenix Hockey Talk ….. I also cover and write about  the Phoenix Coyotes for THWThe Hockey Writers, the #1 Hockey Web-site on the internet.  Click the read more link to see some of my past articles.  [Read more…]


Phoenix Coyotes Mid-Term Report Card

(Jan.10)  Re: Report Card — With the likelihood of a new CBA happening soon and the season being a shortened schedule of 48-52 games, I will do 2 reports for the shorter season, one at the halfway point and the other at the end of the season.

My report card grading system is based on a little bit of a  different criteria that some fans may or may not agree with. [Read more…]