January 28th, 2015 In International Hockey, NHL Goaltending 3 comments

Its official, the World Cup is back and it’s coming to Toronto in 2016. That’s not the only announcement Gary Bettman made over all-star weekend. There is a new 8 team format to boot. It will include the top six National teams, Canada, United States, Russia, Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic. The final two entries are where it gets...

January 24th, 2015 In All-Star Weekend, International Hockey 2 comments

With the 2016 World Cup of Hockey officially announced today by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman during All Star weekend in Columbus, the inclusion of a European All-Star team and North American (Pan-Am) Young Stars (U-23) are a new concept for the purpose of including as many NHL players as possible. As unconventional as it seems the...

January 18th, 2015 In New York Rangers, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

In this translated interview, originally appearing on the popular Russian portal allhockey.ru, New York Rangers prospect Igor Shestyorkin recalled the WJC finals. - Igor, you are an alumni of the famous "Soviet Wings" school. How did you get to move to Spartak Moscow? - It was simple: during the KHL Junior Draft I've been picked by...

January 9th, 2015 In Tampa Bay Lightning, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

If you’re a fan of the greatest game on earth then you probably realized the World Junior Championship wrapped up its medal games on Monday. What you may not have realized was three Bolts prospects that showed enough talent to make the 23-man roster for their home country and skate for glory whilst basking in colors they’ve grown up cheering...

January 7th, 2015 In Edmonton Oilers, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

As virtually all know, Canada ended their gold medal drought at the World Junior Hockey Championship with a hard fought 5-4 win over rival Russia on Monday night. The gold medal victory marked Canada's first championship at the WJC since 2009 and their first medal at the tournament since a bronze in 2012. The major contributors for...

January 7th, 2015 In News, World Junior Hockey Championship 14 comments

With the 2015 World Junior Championship completed as of yesterday, we once again found ourselves readjusting to the IIHF point system. This point system differs from the NHL's system in that it rewards a regulation win with 3 points, an overtime or shootout win with 2 points, an overtime or shootout loss with 1 point and a regulation loss with 0...

January 6th, 2015 In Vancouver Canucks, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

As the World Junior Hockey Championship wrapped up on Monday, the Canucks had to like what they saw from their three prospects playing in the tournament. There is a lot of variation between the three players since they all play different positions, but none of them disappointed with their play. Only one of the three players left the...

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