Wednesday, August 25, 2010

About/Updated Contact Informartion


The Next Ones focuses on the future of hockey - the prospects and the NHL draft.

From "The Rocket" (Maurice Richard) and "Mr. Hockey" (Gordie Howe) who share #9,
From "Sid the Kid" (Sidney Crosby) #87 to #66 (Mario Lemieux) "The Magnificent One",
From Bobby Orr #4 to the one, the only truly "Great One", (Wayne Gretzky) #99.  

The Team:

Christopher Ralph - Owner and editor; Chris also is senior prospect and draft analysis at The Hockey Writers (THW).

Shawn Reznik - His "Prospect Pursuit" article series features prospect profiles and interviews.

Eldon MacDonald - E-Mac's unique spin on hockey prospect analysis is "by a hockey fan for hockey fans".

Consider "The Next Ones" your online hockey prospect eNewspaper featuring the greatest prospect resources on the web.


Wayne Gretzky once said: "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be." 

The Next Ones attempts to take readers not just where hockey is right now, but where it’s going in the future.

Contact Information:
Links to web sites which I currently contribute to:
*Senior sportswriter at The Hockey Writers ( specializing in covering NHL prospects and the entry draft.

My archives at THW:


Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Hockey Spy’s Prospect Profile – Ryan Johansen

For the 2010 NHL Entry Draft I released detailed prospect profiles of the top 30 rated prospects at The Hockey Writers. To revisit these profiles, I will link up to take a glimpse back at one superb draft.
Ryan Johansen (Click on name for up- to- date stats)

Ryan Johanson {Photo: Flickr - Portland Winterhawks}
Age: 17
Born: July 31, 1992 in Vancouver, British Columbia
Height/Weight: 6-2/192 pounds
Position: Center
Shoots: Right
2009-10 Team: Portland (WHL)
NHL Status: Draft Eligible 2010

No player in this draft has rocketed up the rankings and charts of hockey scouts like Johansen in the past year. His hockey evolution has been nothing short of phenomenal.

Big and talented 1st or 2nd line centermen are tough to come by and thus Johansen will be a hot commodity come June 25th.
The only cautionary note some scouts might make is the fact that he has come so far so fast – can he really continue on this amazing evolutionary trail. Those close to and know Johansen well, however, will quickly refute this notion.
Ryan actually has a connection to my hometown of Grand Bank, Newfoundland given that he’s a first cousin of a good friend of mind.


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