January 4th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

Which Detroit Red Wings New Year's Resolutions Will You Follow? Now that it is officially 2016, New Year’s resolutions are kicking into full gear. Promises to go to the gym more, eat healthier, and actually floss are being (hopefully) fulfilled. For Detroit Red Wings fans, the resolutions are a little different, though. How can someone be a...

January 2nd, 2016 In International Hockey, Top 10 Lists, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The quarterfinals are done and there were two absolutely classic World Juniors games, including Denmark giving Russia all they could handle and Canada getting eliminated in the quarterfinals for the first time since 1998. Here are 10 standouts from the quarterfinal round of the 2016 World Juniors. Ivan Provorov, Team Russia The Flyers 1st...

January 1st, 2016 In Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Top 10 Lists, Winter Classic 0 comments

Friday was the NHL's eighth Winter Classic. The Montreal Canadiens handed the Boston Bruins a 5-1 loss at Gillette Stadium and the Bruins only played about eight minutes of the game, but there was still plenty to like about the 2016 Winter Classic. 6. The Crowd The NHL sold over 67,000 tickets to the main show and over 42,000 to Thursday's...

December 31st, 2015 In International Hockey, Top 10 Lists, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The preliminary round of the 2016 World Juniors came to an end on Thursday. Russia and Sweden won their groups, drawing an easier opponent for the first round of the knockout stage. Switzerland and Belarus will play in the relegation game, hoping to come back next year and give it another shot. In today's standouts, there are, again, a bunch...

December 31st, 2015 In International Hockey, Top 10 Lists, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The World Juniors is supposed to be a tournament dominated by 19-year-old players. That couldn't be further from what's happening so far. Four of the seven players on today's standouts list are 2016 draft eligibles, two are 17. All four of those players sit in the top seven, where five of those seven are 2016 draft eligible and three are...

December 30th, 2015 In Elsewhere on the Web, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

As the end of the calendar year nears, The Hockey Writers will look at some of the top moments from the world of hockey. From major trades and marquee skill to some extremely dark shadows cast over the world of hockey, this is 2015 in review starting with some of this year’s benchmark and milestone moments. A New Beginning in Women’s...

December 29th, 2015 In Capitals History, Hockey History, Top 10 Lists, Washington Capitals 0 comments

The Franchise Four. The Mount Rushmore. Four players who tell the story of an organization. In this series, I’ll be taking a look at the history of all 30 NHL squads. For criteria, I’m choosing one forward, defenceman, goaltender and a wild card from any position. Since entering the NHL in 1974, the Washington Capitals have reached the...

December 28th, 2015 In Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

On Monday the Chicago Blackhawks decided to waive defenseman David Rundblad. Despite Chicago sending a 2nd round draft pick to Arizona to acquire him, and signing him to a two-year contract extension, Joel Quenneville never seems to have warmed to him. He's spent the vast majority of the season wearing a suit in the press box. Rundblad has...

December 28th, 2015 In Top 10 Lists, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Day three of the 2016 World Junior Championship was marked by a number of great goaltending performances and some tightly played matches through three of the four games on Monday. Here are eight standout performances from day three of the tournament. 1. Linus Soderstrom, Team Sweden The Islanders draft pick stole the day. Soderstrom made 46...

December 27th, 2015 In Top 10 Lists, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

1. Michael Spacek, Team Czech Republic Spacek was easily the best player on the ice in the first game of the tournament. The Czech forward put the first puck in the net, but it was disallowed due to goaltender interference. But a breakaway opportunity later earned him a penalty shot that wound up being the Czech's only goal of the game. He was...

December 24th, 2015 In Nashville Predators, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

It’s Christmastime, and many people are finishing up on their wish lists. Nashville Predators fans are hoping that Santa Claus can grant some wishes they have for their favorite hockey team. The Predators had a good opening month of October but were sluggish in November with scoring troubles and injuries. The team did secure a 5-1 win over...

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