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Detroit Red Wings Headline Sochi-Olympic Camp Invitees

It’s official. The NHL will be sending it’s players to Sochi, Russia, in 2014 for the Winter Olympic Games. After much speculation and patience, international ice hockey fans can breathe […]

by · July 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, International Hockey, Olympics

A Look at the 2013-2014 Canadian Women’s Hockey Roster

In preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Hockey Canada announced a 27-player roster in April that will centralize in 2013-2014. Final cuts still have to be made, but […]

Sidney Crosby is one of many Team Canada hopefuls high on talent, but low on international ice experience. (VancityAllie/Flickr)

Canada Unveils Coaching Staff and Orientation Camp Roster for Sochi

Two important announcements were made this week by Hockey Canada and specifically 2014 Olympic architect Steve Yzerman. They announced that Mike Babcock would be behind the bench again to lead Canada […]

by · July 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Olympics
John Gibson (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Did Team USA Go Too Young on Olympic Camp Roster?

The Winter Olympics is still months away, but Team USA has announced the roster that will be invited to Olympic camp. There seems to be a trend this time around: […]

by · July 23, 2013 · 1 comment · Olympics
Zac Larraza [photo: University of Denver Athletics]

Praising Arizona: The Coyotes and Their Local Impact

“My dad is from Detroit and played his entire life.  So right when I could walk he put me in skates.  Ever since then, that is what I have wanted […]

KHL Expansion – A Boon or Bust

KHL Expansion – A Boon or Bust

The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), borne from the Russian Superleague, is the premier European hockey league. In existence since 2008, there have been few changes in the makeup of teams, […]

by · June 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, KHL
Caroline Ouellette (TylerIngram/Flickr)

Does Canada’s Women’s Hockey Team Need A Changing of the Guard?

There are several images that stick out from the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championships. Jenn Wakefield’s backhand top-shelf shootout goal to help seal a preliminary round victory for Canada over the United States. Amanda Kessel’s bottle-popping game-winner in the third period of the gold medal game. The victorious Americans bounding toward their goaltender as the horn sounded, a shower of sticks and gloves in their wake, the signature of nearly every hockey championship.

by · May 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Women's Hockey
Jhonas Enroth is also an undersized goalie that made it to the NHL. Will Juuse Saros follow in his footsteps? (Micheline/SynergyMax)

Sabres Shine At IIHF World Championship

While not playing in the playoffs is devastating to an NHL player, one bright spot of missing, or being knocked out early, is the opportunity for some players to play […]

by · May 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, International Hockey
Does Marc Methot have a chance to play for the Canadian Olympic Team?

Marc Methot: A Serious Canadian Olympic Candidate?

Marc Methot has come a long way since his Junior A days playing for the Kanata Valley Lasers. A steady stay-at-home defenseman for the Lasers, he transitioned perfectly to major junior and continued to play his hardnosed style.

by · May 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics, Ottawa Senators
Bandy Players (Anemone Nemorosa)

Bandy: The Other Ice Hockey

The sound of blades grinding the ice of players skating at high speeds, blistering 100+ mph slap shots, beautiful end to end rushes with tape to tape passes, and sprawling […]

by · May 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, International Hockey, Olympics
Trio of Jets advance to Quarterfinals of Worlds

Trio of Jets advance to Quarterfinals of Worlds

In the three weeks since the Winnipeg Jets final game of the 2013 season, four Jets began their offseason conditioning by joining their respective countries for the 2013 International Ice […]

by · May 15, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Winnipeg Jets
Antti Raanta (Photo: Anna Ahola)

Could Antti Raanta Be the Answer for the Edmonton Oilers?

It’s no secret that the Edmonton Oilers have a number of holes to fill going forward, and new GM Craig MacTavish will have a full to-do list to prioritize in […]

by · May 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, International Hockey, NHL Goaltending