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NHL Rumors: Lambert finds game, Bruins Prospects Impress, Matt Boldy, Arber Xhekaj

Yes, at last we are nearing the start of the 2022-23 season, a time in when all 32 teams have a shot at winning Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes, prior to the NHL season: Lambert finds game at Prospects Tournament Brad Lambert is regarded as one of the prospects whose draft stock consistently dropped throughout his draft season. Lambert was ultimately selected 30th overall by the Winnipeg Jets at the conclusion of the first round.   Lambert struggled throughout his season in the Finnish Liiga, starting the season with JYP and then being moved mid-season to Pelicans. Lambert even struggled to find his game at the junior level, representing Finland at the World Juniors.   Lambert started the 2022 World Juniors, paired on the Finnish second-line, with second unit power play time. But by the end of the tournament, Lambert was regarded as the 13th forward, and he ended up being scratched for Finland's gold medal game. Lambert recorded just one goal in five g

Prospect Preview: Danny Zhilkin (Guelph Storm)

  Danny Zhilkin, also known as Daniil, is a top-rated North American prospect. Zhilkin originally grew up in Moskva, Russia. He would then move to Canada to pursue hockey.  Zhilkin played for The Toronto Marlboros organization in the GTHL (Greater Toronto Hockey League), a youth hockey league. Zhilkin was eligible for the 2019 OHL Draft, along with fellow teammates Wyatt Johnston, Ethan Del Mastro, and Artem Guryev. In his OHL draft year, Zhilkin would play 69 games and score a solid 32 goals and 25 points. He would be selected to play in the GTHL All-Star game, and his team would play in The OHL Cup. Danny played in four OHL Cup round-robin games scoring two points. Danny Zhilkin would be selected 14th overall by the Guelph Storm during the OHL Entry Draft. That summer Zhilkin, would sign and agree to play for Guelph. During his first OHL season (2019-20), the rookie would play 60 games. He would score just 15 points in a limited rookie role. Although Zhilkin would be selected to play

Who is Brad Lambert?

Brad Lambert is a forward from Finland who currently plays for the Pelicans in the Finnish Liiga. Lambert was born in Canada, where his father was a hockey player, but grew up and played in Finland. Lambert is a top-tier talent who could play in the Liiga U16, U18, and U20 leagues. He frequently moved up and played as a younger player. Lambert's first taste of international hockey would come at the U16 tournament for Finland. In only eight games, he would score 15 points. During the 2019-20 season, the elite goal-scoring threat would make his Liiga debut for HIFK, appearing in four games. Lambert would score two points in four games against men as a 16-year-old. Lambert would be transferred to JYP, another Liiga team, the following season. As a 17-year-old, he would earn a full-time spot and play 46 games. He had seven goals and eight assists for a total of fifteen points that season. Lambert was ranked second overall in the 2022 NHL Draft as a result of his performance. Lambert wa