Wayne Simmonds Proving Vital To Flyers’ Stanley Cup Hopes

Wayne Simmonds Proving Vital To Flyers’ Stanley Cup Hopes

Upon becoming a Flyer, if you’d have told Wayne Simmonds that he would be one of the most vital players to Philadelphia’s playoff success this season, he would probably have […]

by · April 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers, Player Profiles
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Ray Whitney Joins 1,000-Point Club; Has Big Impact In Phoenix

Ray Whitney found Radim Vrbata at the back door on the power-play with a beautiful cross-ice feed to make it 3-0 as the Phoenix Coyotes secured a valuable 4-0 victory […]

by · April 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes, Hockey History, News/Commentary, Player Profiles
Shown here with Flemingsbergs IK J20, Niklas Nordlund cemented his reputation while playing for the junior teams of Ilves Tampere in his hometown.  Over the years, he competed against several players who have since come to North America.  Photo courtesy of Bengt Pettersson

International Spotlight: Niklas Nordlund

There are some cities in Europe which have significant hockey history. Many of these cities have seen several championships over the years and have had many players succeed in professional […]

by · April 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, National Juniors, Player Profiles, Prospects
Mike Smith Still Key To Playoff Chances Of The Phoenix Coyotes

Mike Smith Still Key To Playoff Chances Of The Phoenix Coyotes

Radim Vrbata scored two goals and Mike Smith stopped 38 shots as the Phoenix Coyotes beat the San Jose Sharks 2-0 on Thursday night moving into the Western conference’s top […]

by · March 31, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes, News/Commentary, Player Profiles
After scoring seven goals in 97 games in two seasons, Clark scored 12 goals in 50 games in 2011-12.  Photo courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Emerson Clark Oshawa Generals

Emerson Clark – From scrapper to sniper

Mikael Granlund developed his talent in Finland but struggled in his first season in North America

Zucker Makes Debut; Minnesota Wild Turn To Youth

20-year old former University of Denver star Jason Zucker made his debut last night in a 3-2 overtime win against the Florida Panthers. He skated on a line with Erik […]

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Claude Giroux: Philadelphia’s Mr. Clutch

The 2011-2012 season has seen Claude Giroux transform from an underrated dazzler into one of the NHL’s premier players. For Philadelphia’s most valuable player, the road to NHL stardom has […]

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Taylor Fedun’s Long Road to Recovery

The Edmonton Oilers 2011-12 season is one where there has been plenty to talk about, and most of it not on the positive side.  They remain near the bottom of […]

by · March 29, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · College Hockey, Edmonton Oilers, National Juniors, Player Profiles, Prospects
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Matt Dumba: The Complete Scouting Report

In all the games I’ve watched this year there has been one draft eligible prospect that has stood out among the rest.  As far as the WHL goes, Matt Dumba […]

Francis Menard joined the Guelph Storm out of Notre Dame's Midget AAA program in 2009.  He tallied 46 points and 68 penalty minutes in his first two OHL seasons.  Photo courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Francis Menard Weathering the Storm in Guelph

Over the years, there have been hockey teams who have found themselves laden with a roster that does not garner as much fanfare as others.  In the OHL, the Guelph […]

by · March 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects
The Best Part of the Zack Kassian for Cody Hodgson Trade: Marcus Foligno

The Best Part of the Zack Kassian for Cody Hodgson Trade: Marcus Foligno

  On trade deadline day when Darcy Regier helped Zack Kassian pack his luggage for Vancouver, I’m sure he knew.  I’m sure he knew that Buffalo would be benefit from […]

Tadeáš Galanský of the Saginaw Spirit.  Photo courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images

The “Import”-ance of the European CHL Goalie

Here’s a trivia question: What do Ondřej Pavelec, Jaroslav Halák, Michal Neuvirth, Peter Budaj, Robin Lehner and Anton Khudobin all have in common?  The obvious response would be that they are all […]