Archive for May 6th, 2012

The St. Louis Blues are the 2nd team in the NHL to advance to the 2nd round  (Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE)

Series Sweep Ends Blues’ Strong Season

It’s hard to find any bright spots after being swept in a playoff series.  If one team can, it is the St. Louis Blues. The Blues had their season end […]

by · May 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · St Louis Blues
Nicklas Backstrom (Tom Turk / THW)

The Essential Nick Backstrom Playoff Highlight Reel

The stellar play of Nicklas Backstrom in these playoffs has tended to get lost in the shuffle, with media focusing about Ovechkin under-performing, Dale Hunter coaching against the grain, and […]

by · May 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, Washington Capitals
Kyle Okposo (Patxi64/Flickr)

Team USA Off to Strong Start at IIHF World Championships

At the beginning of the IIHF World Championships, co-hosted this year by Sweden and Finland, Team USA appeared to have one of its strongest teams of recent memory. However, with […]

by · May 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey
Time Once Again For Giroux To Step Up His Game

Time Once Again For Giroux To Step Up His Game

Claude Giroux entered the second round being hailed by many as the current best player in the world. He was a dominant force, recording six goals, 14 points and a […]

Marc Bergevin is the Habs' new GM

Ok, We Hired a GM… Now What?

He was widely seen as one of the next great hockey minds during his tenure with the Chicago Blackhawks’ front office. He rose quickly through the ranks upon his retirement […]

Max Reinhart is one of several key new faces in the Abbotsford Heat line-up this season. (Photo courtesy: SendtoNews)

Toronto Marlies take 2-1 series lead in Abbotsford

Home is supposed to be a place where good things happen. For the Abbotsford Heat, in search of a bounce back win, home wasn’t quite as kind on Saturday night. […]

by · May 6, 2012 · 1 comment · AHL, Calgary Flames
New Jersey Devils (Rich Kane/Icon SMI)

Adam Larsson is Coming Up Large For Devils

He only has two games of NHL playoff experience, but rookie defenseman Adam Larsson has already had an impact for the New Jersey Devils. In Game 2 against the Flyers […]

by · May 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils
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Women In Fantasy Hockey: Our LA Story

We did go far and wide in our searches. The goal was not just to find women who were involved in fantasy hockey but women that were at various levels. […]

by · May 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Fantasy, Los Angeles Kings
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Who are these Los Angeles Kings?

As the Los Angeles Kings take a commanding 3-0 series lead over the St. Louis Blues into Game 4 on Sunday, many people are questioning, who are these guys?  The […]

Jim Slater of the Winnipeg Jets (Tom Turk / THW)

Jets Making Impact at the Men’s WHC

Not all of the Winnipeg Jets are on the golf course this May. As we speak, there are four members of the team that are overseas, three of which made […]

by · May 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Winnipeg Jets
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New York Battles Washington for Series Lead

In war, battles rage over territory and supremacy. The Eastern Conference champs must conquer the East before they can conquer the West. The process takes time, power and an army […]

by · May 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers
Alexander Radulov (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Russian Stereotype Highlighted by Some, Reflected by Few

I recently read an article from James Mirtle on the dwindling Russian influence in the NHL, which over the last few years has been evident. Some argue it is because […]

by · May 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, KHL