August 4th, 2015 In International Hockey, News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

After three days of scrimmages, the U.S. National Evaluation Camp has announced cuts as they look to trim the roster in advance of the 2016 World Juniors Championship in Helsinki, Finland. With four days of camp remaining, the roster is down to 32 players. Up until this point the U.S. has played scrimmages as two separate teams -- Team White...

August 4th, 2015 In Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Mitch Marner is pretty good at ice hockey. The Hockey Canada brass has a lot of decisions to make and questions to answer in the months leading up to the World Junior Hockey Championship, but whether Marner can hack it against high-end talent is not up for debate. Marner was the star of the first exhibition game put on by Hockey Canada...

August 3rd, 2015 In Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers, International Hockey 0 comments

Every single superstar in every single sport is stepping into his own unique situation when he gets drafted to his new team. Every sports franchise has their own unique dynamics with regards to personnel, coaching, management, fan expectations, and locations. Due to this, every potential franchise player is tasked with navigating his way through...

August 3rd, 2015 In International Hockey, News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp continued on Sunday with two more scrimmages as the US, Sweden and Finland prepare for the 2016 World Juniors Championships in Helsinki, Finland, which starts on December 26. In Sunday's scrimmages USA White took on Finland, bringing home a 5-2 win, while USA Blue played Sweden and lost 5-2. In the...

August 2nd, 2015 In Blue Jackets Prospects, Columbus Blue Jackets, International Hockey, News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The US National Juniors Evaluation Camp is coming to an end on Monday, as the US takes a look at their top contenders for the 2016 World Juniors Championships. Starting on Saturday, the two US squads are running three scrimmages, taking on the other US team, Finland and Sweden. On Sunday, Team White took on Finland early in the afternoon,...

August 2nd, 2015 In International Hockey, News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The US National World Juniors Evaluation Camp is underway and Saturday was the inter-squad scrimmage that had the two US squads -- Team Blue and Team White -- facing each other in advance of playing scrimmages against Finland and Sweden's Evaluation Camp squads on Sunday and Monday. USA Blue beat USA White 4-3 in the inter-squad scrimmage....

August 1st, 2015 In Dallas Stars, Editor's Choice, International Hockey 0 comments

NHL fans are familiar with French-Canadian players populating their favorite teams. Outside the freezing temperatures of Quebec, however, ice hockey isn’t so hot in central Europe. While France took home the gold in the 1924 World Championship in Chamonix, France, the team now battles to stay in contention. Despite their struggle, the...

July 30th, 2015 In Hockey Cares, International Hockey, News 0 comments

Stockholm will hold its annual Pride Parade this coming Saturday, August 1 and for the second year in a row the Swedish hockey club Kiruna IF will march in the parade. What's different this year is that the team's chairman Johan Kohler is publicly calling for other clubs to join Kiruna. Kiruna plays in Hockeyettan, the third division Swedish...

July 30th, 2015 In International Hockey, KHL, News, Other Leagues 0 comments

Changes are coming to the KHL following the announcement that former NHLer Slava Fetisov was named to the league's board of directors. In particular, Fetisov has two big ideas for the KHL, according to Slava Malamud, a Russian hockey reporter. The first has long been talked about: a move into China. As soon as the 2016-17 season, the KHL could...

July 28th, 2015 In Free Agents, International Hockey, News 0 comments

According to a report cas.sk, via Swiss Hockey News, former New York Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is considering playing next season in Europe. He told the publication that he's still looking for a NHL deal, but is considering a season in Europe. He tolk cas.sk (via Swiss Hockey News): I could imagine working in the Czech league,...

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