Yakupov will be Russia's top gun at the WJC (khl.ru)

Edmonton Oilers Overseas: Where Are They?

  With the ongoing NHL lockout, it’s no surprise that many players have gone elsewhere in an attempt to stay sharp and get some game action. Much of the focus for […]

by · November 18, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, International Hockey, KHL
Ashley Calvert.  (sheffieldsteeldogs.co.uk)

Seven More Fan Favourites from Unlikely Countries

When one thinks of the most likely of hockey countries, one can think of Canada, Russia, the United States and the Czech Republic.  There are probably more Canadian hockey players […]

by · November 16, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Player Profiles, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Aaron Ekblad (OHL Images)

The Next Ones NHL 2014 Draft Rankings – An Early Look

Early last month, The Next Ones 2013 NHL Draft Preliminary Rankings were released highlighting the top 60 prospects eligible for the 2013 NHL Entry draft. There will undoubtedly be plenty of jockeying for […]

Bartłomiej Niesłuchowski. (sportowepodhale.pl)

Ten Incredibly Talented Polish Goaltenders

To say that there have not been many well-known Polish goaltenders would be an understatement. There have been only two that have had any real dent in terms of professional […]

by · November 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Top 10 Lists, Trades Contracts and Transactions
KHL Players of the Week – November 9

KHL Players of the Week – November 9

Each week, the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) salutes their Players of the Week.  The top forward, defenseman, goaltender, and rookie are selected based on their statistics and performance, as determined […]

by · November 9, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, KHL
Jaromir Jagr (s.yume/Flickr)

Jaromir Jagr Finding Success In The Czech Extraliga

While the lockout has deprived Dallas Stars fans from seeing offseason acquisition Jaromir Jagr in the NHL, the man himself has been busy with Kladno of the Czech Extraliga. Jagr, who owns […]

by · November 7, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Dallas Stars, International Hockey, News/Commentary
Subway Super Series chalked full of future NHL Superstars (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

Subway Super Series Predictions: QMJHL/OHL/WHL vs Russia

It’s that time again…the 10 days where the best young players from the CHL and Russia come together to renew hockey’s biggest rivalry: Canada vs. Russia.  Tonight marks the first […]

by · November 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, OHL, QMJHL, Uncategorized, WHL
Top 20 Native-Born Italian Hockey Players

Top 20 Native-Born Italian Hockey Players

Italy has been a member of the IIHF since January 24, 1924, making them one of the oldest teams in the entire federation. Over the years, the Italian hockey program […]

by · November 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, National Juniors, Player Profiles, Top 10 Lists
Jhonas Wiik wanted to play hockey very badly as a child but his family was too poor to afford to let him.  In 2010, at the age of 23, he attended his first-ever hockey practice and he eventually signed with Bele Barkarby, a team in the Division 4 league in Sweden.  (Dicken Foto)

International Spotlight: Jhonas Wiik

American author and motivational speaker Hilary Hilton “Zig” Ziglar has been quoted as saying, “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” If that is […]

Your Next Piece of Fan Gear Might Be A Club Scarf

Your Next Piece of Fan Gear Might Be A Club Scarf

by Jas Faulkner, contributing editor The images beamed from the other side of the globe (or at least halfway there) make it seem like Planet Hockey is a reality. as […]

Buffalo Sabre Robin Regehr - Photo by Andy Martin Jr

NHL Players With Exotic Birthplaces

With the NHL lockout lasting at least another month after the cancellation of games through November 30, more and more players are flocking oversees to play in the numerous European […]

Jonathan Drouin is storming his way up the rankings (Source: QMJHL)

Jonathan Drouin Storming His Way Through the Draft Rankings

The Halifax Mooseheads keep scoring goals and winning games. After 16 games, the team from Nova-Scotia is boasting an incredible 15-1 record along with a +44 goal differential (85 GFs […]

by · October 29, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, Prospects, QMJHL, World Junior Hockey Championship