Bobby Ryan Not Being Named to Team USA Olympic Team Makes No Sense
When the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team was announced after the conclusion of the Winter Classic there were few who expected many names to jump off the page as huge surprises. After first glancing at the roster and seeing that 13 […]
Reflecting On the Joe Nieuwendyk for Jarome Iginla Trade
The most impactful trade in both the Calgary Flames‘ and Dallas Stars‘ history took place in December of 1995, when Calgary sent Joe Nieuwendyk to Dallas in exchange for Jarome Iginla and Corey Millen. Nieuwendyk, then captain of the Flames, was […]
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Don’t Expect Russia’s Olympic Failure to Negatively Impact Colorado Avalanche Goalie Semyon Varlamov
Will Alexander Ovechkin’s Olympic struggles carry over to Washington Capitals?
The Russian Men’s Hockey team came into the 2014 Sochi Olympics as contenders for a gold medal. They were loaded with talent, with the likes of Ilya Kovalchuk, Evgeni Malkin and Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin. On top of that, […]
Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller’s Year Gets Worse as He Officially Becomes Team USA’s Backup
This hasn’t been a pleasant year for Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller. Statistically, his numbers have improved from last year as far as GAA and save percentage go. That said, it’s been all for not, as the Sabres have struggled […]
Could the 2014 Winter Olympics Give Birth to NHL in Seattle?
The Emerald City would be pure gold for the NHL. According to a Seattle Times article by Geoff Baker, NHL brass seem to have aims at league expansion, and Seattle might be the most coveted of franchise destinations. There’s a particularly […]
Will New York Rangers’ Derek Stepan See Action At Sochi Olympics?
Today saw the first game for the USA men’s ice hockey team in Sochi against group A rival Slovakia, powered by Boston Bruins star defenseman Zdeno Chara. However, when the Americans took the ice, it was obvious that New York Rangers center Derek Stepan […]
Iyla Kovalchuk: NHL’s Worst Nightmare
It’s a scenario NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has night terrors over: one of the league’s brightest stars and most familiar face, Ilya Kovalchuk, spurns his team and the league to go overseas and play in the NHL’s main international competition, Russia’s KHL. […]
What Philadelphia Flyers’ Kimmo Timonen Brings To Team Finland
With an already rich Olympic history in their pockets, the fifth favored players from Team Finland look to add a sixth medal to their country’s Olympic hockey medal count. Despite the much success they’ve had, Team Finland hasn’t stepped on […]