November 30th, 2015 In International Hockey, News 0 comments

The Finnish National Team has announced plans to retire the numbers of Saku Koivu, Jere Lehtinen and Ville Peltonen on the opening day of the 2016 World Junior Championship taking place in Helsinki, Finland. Lehtinen's #26, Koivu's #11 and Peltonen's #26 will be hung from the rafters, joining Jari Kurri's #17 and Raimo Helminen's #14 on the...

November 30th, 2015 In Carolina Hurricanes, International Hockey, News 0 comments

Joni Pitkanen, who suffered a serious injury over two years ago that was thought to have ended his career, will continue to make his comeback bid as he starts to practice with Kärpät Oulu in the Finnish Liiga, according to iltasanomat.fi. He joins the team today for his first practice, according to Szymon Szemberg. Pitkanen was rumored to be...

November 29th, 2015 In International Hockey, News 0 comments

Former Arizona Coyotes forward David Moss has inked a deal with the Swiss club HC Biel in the National League A (NLA) for the remainder of the 2015-16 season, the team announced The 33-year-old winger played nine NHL seasons, starting at age 25, but couldn't find a new contract over the summer, eventually taking a professional tryout contract...

November 18th, 2015 In International Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, News 0 comments

Montreal Canadiens prospect Martin Reway has had some troubles at HC Sparta Praha this season. Following criticism of his play not being very team oriented and then refusing to sign a contract extension, he was demoted despite having scored five goals and 10 assists in 14 games in the Czech League. He also put up two goals and two assists in...

November 18th, 2015 In International Hockey, News, NHL Coaching 0 comments

The Swiss National League A (NLA) team SC Bern has relieved head coach Guy Boucher of his duties, effective immediately. The firing comes following a 6-3 Bern loss to HC Lugano on Tuesday. That makes three straight losses since Boucher and Bern announced last week that he would not be returning to the team next season after Boucher declined a...

November 17th, 2015 In Commentary, International Hockey, KHL, Player Profiles 0 comments

Ilya Kovalchuk is into his third season in Russia since retiring from the NHL and leaving North America in 2013. At the age of 30, Kovalchuk decided to return to the KHL, where he had a brief stint during the 2012 NHL lockout. He fell in love with playing in front of family and friends each night, which ultimately led to the final decision to...

November 17th, 2015 In International Hockey, News, Prospects 0 comments

Top-rated prospect entering the 2016 NHL Draft, Auston Matthews, is slated to miss another 7-10 days for Zurich in Switzerland's National League A (NLA), reports NHL.com's Mike Morreale. The 18-year-old American is spending his draft year playing for Zurich in one of Europe's top professional leagues. He's been outstanding so far, leading the...

November 13th, 2015 In CHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Dave Lowry wouldn’t commit to a Western-heavy roster for Canada at the upcoming world juniors. He wanted to see what the rest of the country had to offer, with the Canada-Russia Series moving east to the OHL before culminating in the QMJHL. But Lowry, in his fourth season coaching the Victoria Royals and his first as bench boss for the...

November 11th, 2015 In Editor's Choice, Hockey History, International Hockey, Player Profiles 0 comments

This week we’re debating the merits of players who may have been overlooked for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Using the Hall’s criteria of judging a player based on their “playing ability, sportsmanship, character and contributions to his or her team or teams and to the game of hockey in general” we will debate who should be up...

November 11th, 2015 In Montreal Canadiens, World Cup 0 comments

Brendan Gallagher only has three NHL seasons under his belt, but in that time, he has already developed a reputation for being one of the peskiest players in the game today. Getting under opponents' skin, crashing the net with authority and taking a few too many goaltender interference penalties have led many to believe Gallagher is nothing more...

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