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The Coming Thing: Getting Excited About Ty Rattie

Ty Rattie's making his NHL debut Friday, and someone's a little stoked about it.

The Coming Thing: Looking Into A Rolling Stone

Mark Stone's got two points in two games since the Senators called him up from AHL Binghamton, headlining the potentially impactful prospects called up this week.

The Coming Thing: Infusion Of Youth

With seasons coming to a close in other hockey leagues around the world, the NHL is seeing its annual late-season influx of young players.

The Coming Thing: Digging For Undrafted Gold

Martin St. Louis, Tyler Bozak, Chris Kunitz and other NHL stars went undrafted. Will any of the undrafted signees tearing their way through college and juniors this year end up starring at hockey's highest level?

The Coming Thing: Holding On To Precious Youth

The 2014 NHL trade deadline featured precious little prospect movement, with few big names among the transactions.

The Coming Thing: Loving The Unloved

There's long-term fantasy value to be found among those players who've been labeled washouts, wannabes and never-weres Andrew Fiorentino helps you mine the Olympic rosters as well as the minors and juniors for fantasy gold.

The Coming Thing: Old Man Rising

At 29, Travis Morin may not be a prospect anymore, but his incredible success in the minors has him tasting NHL action for just the second time ever.

The Coming Thing: Back In The Big Time

Brett Connolly's back up with the big team, but he's not the one at AHL Syracuse who's creating the most buzz in the Lightning organization.

The Coming Thing: Opportunities Knock

Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad are the biggest names among this week's prospect call-ups.

The Coming Thing: Better Trocheck Yourself

Andrew Fiorentino takes a look at this week's NHL prospect movements and discusses the breakout by Panthers farmhand Vince Trocheck.

The Coming Thing: The 3 O'Clock Rush

Andrew Fiorentino discusses the wild finish to the NHL trade deadline and this week in prospects.

The Coming Thing: Return of the Hobbit Wizard

Andrew Fiorentino discusses the Penguins' trades, the return of Mats Zuccarello and this week in prospects.

The Coming Thing: This Week In Horrible Trades

Andrew Fiorentino trashes the T.J. Brennan trade and discusses this week in prospect movements, including the demotion of Mikhail Grigorenko (pictured).

The Coming Thing: On NHL Readiness

Andrew Fiorentino discusses what it means to be NHL ready and goes over this week's prospect movements.

The Coming Thing: The Sell-Off

Andrew Fiorentino discusses selling off in RotoWire's Staff Keeper Hockey League and reviews prospect movements around the NHL.

The Coming Thing: A Predictable Firing, Years Too Late

The Coming Thing: Killorn 'Em Softly

Andrew Fiorentino discusses Alex Killorn, J.T. Miller and other NHL rookies.

The Coming Thing: The Undrafted Are Coming

Andrew Fiorentino covers this week's NHL prospect movements.

The Coming Thing: Etem Up

Andrew Fiorentino discusses star prospects as they get their first taste of the NHL.

The Coming Thing: Rookie Stars Ready To Rise

Andrew Fiorentino looks at some of the youngsters ready to make an immediate impact this season.

The Coming Thing: Prospect Playoffs

Time to catch up on the prospects playing in their respective playoffs.

The Coming Thing: Another March Madness

This is a great time to watch junior hockey to see the top prospects in playoff action.

The Coming Thing: Results Oriented Business

How are some of Andrew Fiorentino's top-rated prospects faring recently?

The Coming Thing: This Week In Unexpected Events

The Flames just made an unexpected, aggressive promotion.

The Coming Thing: Traded Prospects

The Coming Thing: Slow Start To the Trade Season

Jeff Carter just got traded, but are there any other big trades on the horizon?

The Coming Thing: Prospects On the Verge Of a Trade

The upcoming trade deadline means that a number of top prospects will also be on the move.

The Coming Thing: Debuts and Demotions

Tyson Barrie made his NHL debut Tuesday night for the Avs. What other prospects have been on the move?

The Coming Thing: Reflections on the AHL All-Star Game

Andrew Fiorentino went to Atlantic City to see the AHL All-Star game and came away with a $10 program. And some keen observations from the game.

The Coming Thing: AHL All-Star Game Approaching

Our NHL prospect guru will get to scout the AHL All-Stars in person this week.

The Coming Thing: Handicapping the Calder Candidates

Andrew Fiorentino's weekly look at the NHL prospect world.

The Coming Thing: WJC In Review

Andrew Fiorentino discusses the play of the top prospects at the World Junior Championship.

The Coming Thing: Rankings Reflections

Why did Andrew Fiorentino rank Vladimir Tarasenko #1 in his latest set of prospect rankings? Read that and more in this week's article.

The Coming Thing: Thoughts on 24-7

Andrew Fiorentino's weekly hockey prospect column.

The Coming Thing: WJC Roster Shenanigans

Andrew Fiorentino reviews Team Canada's roster decisions for the upcoming World Junior Championship.

The Coming Thing: A Fitting Tribute

Andrew Fiorentino chronicles the comings and goings of the top prospects in the game.

The Coming Thing: Ovech-coach?

Andrew Fiorentino's weekly hockey prospect column, plus a few thoughts on the latest regarding Alexander Ovechkin.

The Coming Thing: Future Kings

Andrew Fiorentino talks about a pair of recent callups by the LA Kings among other noteworthy prospects this week.

The Coming Thing: Prospective Power Forwards

The Leafs' scouting on Joe Colborne appears to be paying off.

The Coming Thing: Undrafted Gems

Martin St. Louis is among those gems that have gone on to a great career after not getting selected in the NHL Draft.

The Coming Thing: Schenn Gets the Call

Andrew Fiorentino discusses the comings and goings of the top prospects in the game.

The Coming Thing: The Trust of the Coach

The Coming Thing: Prospects Making NHL Debuts

Andrew Fiorentino takes a look at the prospects that made their respective teams' rosters to begin the season.

The Coming Thing: Impact Rookies

As rookies, even elite players like Henrik Sedin (pictured) can start slowly. Still, there's a number of talented rookies in this year's class that could make an immediate impact.

The Coming Thing: Prospect Playoff Results

The Coming Thing: Hobey Baker Award Winners

Ryan Miller is among the elite NHL goaltenders, but very few Hobey Baker Award winners have achieved stardom in the NHL.

The Coming Thing: First Round Review - 21-to-30

The Coming Thing: First Round Review - Picks 11-to-20

The Coming Thing: Catching Up On the Draft Class

Andrew Fiorentino tracks the top 10 from last year's draft.

The Coming Thing: Traded Prospects

Andrew Fiorentino reviews the top prospects dealt in the NHL deadline flurry.

The Coming Thing: Triple-Digits

The Coming Thing: Prospect Love

The Coming Thing: The Best Prospect Anywhere

Andrew Fiorentino's favorite prospect is the Kings' Brayden Schenn.

The Coming Thing: AHL All-Stars

The Coming Thing: Elite Prospects Square Off

The Coming Thing: Coyotes Coming of Age

Brett MacLean and Mikkel Boedker are starting to make waves in Phoenix.

The Coming Thing: Prospects Patience

Marian Hossa is a perfect example of how it usually takes awhile for things to click, even for the very upper echelon of prospects.

The Coming Thing: Plenty More to Come

RotoWire Writer Andrew Fiorentino launches his new weekly prospect column.

The Coming Thing: Another March Madness

This is a great time to watch junior hockey to see the top prospects in playoff action.