Vancouver Deserves Elias Pettersson

The hype is real. Coming into this year, there were a few rookies who were projected to receive Calder votes in June: Andrei Svechnikov of Carolina and Rasmus Dahlin of Buffalo to name a few. But the guy who writers talked about the most was 2017 5th overall pick, Elias Pettersson of the Vancouver Canucks. At the 2017 draft, many pegged Cody Glass to go … Continue reading Vancouver Deserves Elias Pettersson

When will the light go on for Jesse Puljujarvi?

The top 3 in the 2016 NHL draft seemed like a foregone conclusion for most of the year, especially after the 2016 World Juniors. Everyone thought Auston Matthews would go 1. Patrik Laine 2. And Jesse Puljujarvi 3. Puljujarvi had 17 points in 7 games and Patrik Laine had 13 points. There was even some discussion whether Puljujarvi could go #2 because he had that … Continue reading When will the light go on for Jesse Puljujarvi?

Canada waxes the floor with Switzerland in Hlinka Gretzky Cup opener

Despite an early goal being called off, the Canadians stomped on the Swiss. Kirby Dach’s goal 50 seconds into the first period was called off due to a kneeing penalty (thanks Krebs?), but that didn’t slow down the home soil squad. Ottawa 67’s forward Graeme Clarke opened the scoring off a friendly bounce off the end wall to put Canada up 1-0. Seven minutes into … Continue reading Canada waxes the floor with Switzerland in Hlinka Gretzky Cup opener