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Cody Hodgson Impresses His First Game In Buffalo

There were plenty of heroes in Wednesday’s win by the Buffalo Sabres in their 2-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks. Ryan Miller in particular had a sparkling display with 43 […]

by · March 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, Player Profiles
Canadiens Legend Jean Beliveau Hospitalized

Canadiens Legend Jean Beliveau Hospitalized

The Montreal Canadiens announced on Tuesday that Hall of Fame centreman and long-time captain Jean Beliveau suffered a stroke early this week and has been hospitalized, undergoing “active investigations and treatment”. […]

Jacob Trouba – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Jacob Trouba – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Jacob Trouba THW Close-Up: Date of Birth: February 26, 1994′ Place of Birth: Rochester, Minnesota Ht: 6’2″  Wt: 194 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Defense Draft Eligibility: 2012 Of late we […]

Cristobal Huet (Pam Rodriguez/THW)

R Niedermayer, JP Dumont, J Tambellini And C Huet: Where Are They Now?

What do a 37-year-old 1000-NHL gamer, a former 3rd overall NHL draft pick, a Stanley Cup game 7 player last season and a $5.6 million a season netminder have in […]

Greg Zanon Leads Shot Blocking

Greg Zanon Leading Shot Blocking Again

Minnesota defenseman Greg Zanon isn’t the perfect player, that is clear. His attempts to handle the puck are frequently reminiscent of a grizzly bear playing with a wet fish and he […]

by · February 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild, Player Profiles
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You Don’t Wear Number 66

Retiring jersey numbers is a ritual in almost every sport. It is a gesture by a team or league to show appreciation to a certain player for their contributions to […]

Nail Yakupov: explosive for Russia at 2012 World Juniors {Alyonka Larionov Photography}

Yakupov ❿ vs. Ovechkin ❽ – Unjust Comparison?

Last week Kelly Friesen wrote a wonderful piece for Yahoo Sports on “Off-base comparisons” surrounding draft-eligible players that was refreshingly accurate. Friesen perfectly broke down the recent comparisons made for […]

by · February 22, 2012 · 4 comments · CHL, Fantasy, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects
Steve Downie: A Turning Point For Colorado?

Steve Downie: A Turning Point For Colorado?

By now, most hockey fans have heard the news. Yesterday, The Colorado Avalanche completed a surprising trade for the second year in a row. This time, the Avs involved themselves […]

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The Next Undrafted Gem? Zach O’Brien

Zach O’Brien DOB: June 29, 1992 NHL Rights: N/A Drafted: Undrafted Height: 5’10″  Weight: 188 lbs Position: Centre/right wing Current Team: Acadie-Bathurst Titans (QMJHL)                           ◊◊◊◊ Currently second in […]

Jonas Hiller  (Bridget Samuels/Flickr)

Fantasy Hockey Chutes And Ladders: Pre Trade Deadline Musings

We have survived many calamities this early fantasy hockey season but now comes the Pre Trade Deadline edition of “Chutes And Ladders”. Riding the fortunes of a fantasy hockey team […]

Mikael Granlund (Wikimedia Commons)

The Prospect Report: Mikael Granlund

Mikael Granlund DOB: February 26, 1992 NHL Rights: Minnesota Wild Drafted: 1st round (9th overall) 2010 Height: 5’10″  Weight: 180 lbs Position: Centre Current Team: HIFK Helsinki (SM-liiga)                           ◊◊◊◊ Drafted […]

by · February 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild, Player Profiles, Prospects
Steve Sullivan (Image courtesy of Flickr/llnesinthesand

Steve Sullivan: The Epitome of Courage

The date was February 22, 2007. Steve Sullivan, then a member of the Nashville Predators, was facing off against arguably the greatest franchise in National Hockey League history, the Montreal […]

by · February 16, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Injury Report, Pittsburgh Penguins, Player Profiles