Canada barely gets by Denmark

Canada- 14 Denmark-0 I’ve been saying this for years. This should be an 8-team tournament. Each year Canada plays one game whether it’s against Latvia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Germany or Denmark. It’s a waste, they’ll win by at least 7 and halfway through the game nobody’s even paying attention. Of course there’s the year where one of these teams becomes the Cinderella of the tournament and … Continue reading Canada barely gets by Denmark

Non-Canadian Players to Watch

Jack Hughes, USA- The spotlight is on Jack Hughes. Presumably will be the #1 pick in the 2019 NHL draft. Unlike past top picks, Hughes is playing for the US NTDP which is a step lower than College and the CHL. He’ll be USA’s top forward and brother Quinn (VAN) will be the go to defensemen. Being compared to Patrick Kane. Kaapo Kakko, Finland- Consensus … Continue reading Non-Canadian Players to Watch

What to Make of Team Canada

Here is everything you need to know about the 2018-19 Canadian World Junior team who is set to defend their Gold Medal in Vancouver. Forwards Max Comtois (ANA), that is your Captain, best two-way Forward and the ONLY returning player on this years World Junior team. Comtois became the only returnee when Alex Formenton (OTT) went down in an exhibition game against the CIS All-Stars. … Continue reading What to Make of Team Canada

WHL Top 5: December 13th

Prince Albert Raiders Not exactly sure who the raiders are after Ian Scott. Good depth, Brett Leason’s point streak ended. We’ll find out the type of team they are with Donovan Buskey starting for the next month. 2. Everett Silvertips No Carter Hart, no problem. Dustin Wolf has a .928 save percentage 3. Saskatoon Blades Knocked of PA and went 3-1 after 4 games in … Continue reading WHL Top 5: December 13th

The Rebuild is Complete in Buffalo

3 new top 6 forwards, 2 new bottom 6 forwards, 1 new top 4 defensemen and a new starting goalie. That is how much change the Buffalo Sabres underwent this offseason. In are forwards Jeff Skinner, Connor Sheary, Casey Mittelstadt, Patrik Berglund and Tage Thompson. Rasmus Dahlin was added to the backend and Carter Hutton was signed to take over the net. All these guys … Continue reading The Rebuild is Complete in Buffalo

Blackhawks acquire Strome and Perlini

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Nick Schmaltz. All 3 players have struggled this year, in 20 games Strome has 6 points, in 22 games Perlini has 6 points and in 23 games Schmaltz has 11 points. It is very early to give up on Dylan Strome who picked #3 in the 2015 NHL … Continue reading Blackhawks acquire Strome and Perlini

Live Blog: Montreal vs Boston

One of the best rivalries in hockey, the Montreal Canadiens take on the Boston Bruins on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Hockey Night in Canada staff will be wearing the retro powder blue suits today (which will be auctioned off for Hockey Fights Cancer) and what better game to show than this original 6 battle. Montreal is coming off a 3-2 OT loss to … Continue reading Live Blog: Montreal vs Boston

Coaching or Management? or Both?

Is it composition or is it execution? Who knows these days with the Edmonton Oilers. If you look at Peter Chiarelli, he is the one who’s turned Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Justin Schultz, Mat Barzal and Anthony Beauvillier into Adam Larsson, Ryan Spooner, Filip Berglund and Griffin Reinhart. When Peter Chiarelli was hired in Edmonton he had Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, and Justin Schultz on … Continue reading Coaching or Management? or Both?

Swapping Ryan’s: Strome for Spooner

The Edmonton Oilers have traded Ryan Strome to the New York Rangers in exchange for Ryan Spooner. Now before I get into this, I am taking Jordan Eberle completely out of it and just looking at the Strome and Spooner swap. Ryan Strome was originally brought to Edmonton because he was cheaper and his time on the Island was not successful so the Oilers thought … Continue reading Swapping Ryan’s: Strome for Spooner