SPC Johnny Laursen carries the American flag on the ice in Cincinnati during intermission.

On and Off Ice Heroes: The USA Warriors

“I was born in Hartford, Wisconsin in October of 1980. I graduated high school in Berlin, WI in 1999. About 2 months before graduation I went to an army recruiter […]

by · February 5, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Player Profiles
Columbus has been punishing the Pittsburgh defense (Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)

The Quiet Decline of Brooks Orpik

Brooks Orpik isn’t what he used to be, and the world may see that in Sochi this month.

Declaration of the Free Jason Zucker Movement

Declaration of the Free Jason Zucker Movement

Minnesota Wild Fans Need Jason Zucker in the Lineup NOW The time for patience with the Minnesota Wild and head coach Mike Yeo has come and gone when it comes […]

by · February 1, 2014 · 2 comments · Minnesota Wild, Player Profiles
Schwartz was drafted in 2010 (TSN Photography)

May The Jaden Schwartz Be With Blue

Jaden Schwartz has been a great joy to watch on the ice night in and night out for the St. Louis Blues.  His ice awareness and offensive mid set are […]

by · January 31, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues
Paajarvi has been used in all scoring situations in St. Louis (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

Blues’ Paajarvi Paying Off

When David Perron was traded to Edmonton in exchange for Magnus Paajarvi and a 2014 second-round draft pick in July 2013, the reviews were mixed. Paajarvi is a lost prospect. […]

by · January 29, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues
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Justin Fontaine’s Wild NHL Opportunity in Minnesota

After a terrible December, the Minnesota Wild have bounced back in the first month of the new year. The club has posted a 7-3-0 record in their last ten games. […]

by · January 26, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild, Player Profiles
Jaromir Jagr. (Cliff Welch/Icon SMI)

Jaromir Jagr, the Skater

Back in October we all saw Sidney Crosby do this to fellow Cole Harbour denizen Nathan MacKinnon: Crosby’s deke is all footwork. MacKinnon bites hard. It’s a crafty, veteran move […]

by · January 13, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles
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Hat Trick For Antoine Vermette Comes At Right Time For Phoenix Coyotes

  Antoine Vermette notched his second career hat trick Saturday afternoon with the game winning goal as the Phoenix Coyotes picked up an imporant road win in Ottawa, defeating the […]

by · December 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes, Player Profiles
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The Consummate Professional: The Jamal Mayers Story

On Dec. 13, 39-year old right winger Jamal Mayers announced his retirement as a player from the National Hockey League. Mayers last played on the 2013 Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks, and […]

by · December 14, 2013 · 1 comment · Player Profiles
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Brian Elliott Playing Savior Once Again

When the St. Louis Blues find themselves hitting a skid, there’s only one lineup change that needs to be made. Brian Elliott has been the answer to ending a bad […]

by · December 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues
Patrik Berglund may be on a line with David Backes and T.J. Oshie. (Icon SMI)

Patrik Berglund Providing Blues with Something More

There is something more at play here than a lack of goals. True, center Patrik Berglund is the go-to guy for Blues critics to find errors and general problems. After […]

by · December 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues
Did number 66 do enough Pittsburgh? (Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Penguins)

A Tribute to the Magnificent Mario Lemieux

Today, I would like to share with you a story. This is the story of ultimate triumph. This is the story of heartbreaking tragedy. This is the story of the […]