May 18th, 2015 In International Hockey, News 0 comments

PRAGUE – If you think you had a tough week, try being Alexander Ovechkin. After yet again failing to win a Game 7  –after having his team lead 3-1 in the series  – and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, Ovechkin promptly flew halfway across the world to join his Russian comrades only to make it to the gold-medal game of the 2015...

May 17th, 2015 In Buffalo Sabres, Editor's Choice, International Hockey 0 comments

PRAGUE – Jack Eichel may be coming home from the Czech Republic with a bronze medal, but what he's taking away from the 2015 IIHF World Championships is far more valuable than any precious metals. If there were any doubts about whether he's NHL ready, they are not only erased but completely obliterated. Exceeding Expectations Eichel and his...

May 16th, 2015 In International Hockey 0 comments

Artemi Panarin set the stage for the latest chapter in the USA-Russia hockey odyssey when he proclaimed, "We're in a fighting mood to play the Americans. We need to teach those college kids a lesson." However, that's the furthest the 1980 comparisons would go. There would be no miracle finish in this one. After two scoreless periods, Russia topped...

May 15th, 2015 In International Hockey, Nashville Predators 0 comments

The Nashville Predators were one of most represented NHL teams at the IIHF worlds on Thursday. It was the quarterfinals and all seven players representing the franchise made the elimination round. All of these players made their presence felt. USA vs. Switzerland The game with the most Nashville Predators was the opening game of the IIHF...

May 15th, 2015 In Buffalo Sabres, International Hockey 0 comments

PRAGUE - After two very difficult seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, Tyler Ennis is enjoying his time at the 2015 IIHF World Championship with his Canadian teammates. Once again being a part of a winning locker room has been a welcomed reprieve for the 25-year-old forward. Finding Success "It feels good to be on the winning side of things again,"...

May 14th, 2015 In International Hockey, News 0 comments

PRAGUE – In the words of Jon Bon Jovi, "nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate." The people of the Czech Republic take that quote to heart when it comes to hockey. The 2015 IIHF World Championships has given them the opportunity to display their love for hockey, while their hero Jaromir...

May 14th, 2015 In International Hockey, News 0 comments

PRAGUE – Here we are during the quarterfinals of a sport's world championship and the game is decided almost immediately after it begins. To be exact, Brent Burns put Canada ahead just 27 seconds in. After the first period, the Canadians had four goals to Belarus' three... shots! This disparity that still exists is precisely what's wrong with...

May 13th, 2015 In International Hockey, Los Angeles Kings 0 comments

The last time we checked in on the Los Angeles Kings that have been representing their homeland at the 2015 IIHF World Championships, two nations and four Kings were trending up. While the other two nations and two Kings were trending down. Now that the preliminary round is over and we know who will be advancing to the quarterfinals let's...

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