September 26th, 2016 In Hockey History, OHL 0 comments

Before John Tavares became an NHL star, he was one of the most talented offensive players the OHL had ever seen. He was also involved in one of the biggest trades in OHL history. The 2008-09 season saw the London Knights and Windsor Spitfires battle tooth-and-nail in the OHL’s Western Conference. A few days prior to the 2009 OHL Trade...

September 15th, 2016 In Hockey History, Long Read, Minnesota Wild, NHL Expansion 0 comments

As Las Vegas has been awarded a National Hockey League expansion team that will begin playing in the 2017-18 season, I thought it would be interesting to revisit the league's last expansion draft which saw the Minnesota Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets officially join the NHL prior to the 2000-01 season. The rules for the 2000 expansion...

September 14th, 2016 In Hockey History, Hockey Movies, World Cup 0 comments

Wednesday night, after the 2016 World Cup exhibitions come to a close, the NHL Network will air a new documentary about the first World Cup of Hockey. Now 20 years past, Orchestrating an Upset reflects on the 1996 tournament, the ostensible continuation of the Canada Cup. The tournament was a pivotal moment for American hockey. The U.S. had...

September 6th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Hockey Movies 0 comments

Ice Guardians is an upcoming documentary film that is exploring uncharted territory: the stories of the players who are all too often forgotten -- the enforcers. Producer Adam Scorgie took the time to talk with The Hockey Writers about this awesome documentary he and his team have created. Scorgie along with Director Brett Harvey and...

August 22nd, 2016 In Hockey History, Long Read, Player Profiles 0 comments

In this two-part series, originally appearing on the Russian website Sport-Express, Darius Kasparaitis recalled his life and career, from his early days and time in the NHL to his post-hockey life. In the first part, Kasparaitis talked mostly about his first steps in hockey and his move overseas. In this second part, he focused more on his later...

August 15th, 2016 In Hockey History, Long Read, Player Profiles 0 comments

As a popular NHL defenseman, especially during the '90s, and having played some 15 years in the league, Darius Kasparaitis has a lot of things to say about his career. In this two-part article, Darius Kasparaitis talks about his first steps in life and hockey, his move to the NHL, and some players he played with and against. * For the...

July 25th, 2016 In Hockey History, News, Top Stories 0 comments

Canadian TV personalities Don Cherry and Ron MacLean unveiled their star on Canada's Walk of Fame on Monday in downtown Toronto. The star is located on King Street West in the city's entertainment district and includes both their names and signatures, and Coach's Corner. @CWOFame inductees @RonMacLeanHTH and @CoachsCornerCBC unveiled their...

July 22nd, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Hockey History 0 comments

The Edmonton Oilers aren't good at drafting, shocking. One of the most commonly known things out there in hockey is how purely awful the Oilers are at the draft. It's a key reason why this franchise has been mediocre at its best and putrid at it's worst since winning the Stanley Cup in 1990. This franchise hasn't had any ounce of success in...

July 7th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Top Stories 0 comments

Not many NHLers can say that they’ve had a career the likes of Bernie Nicholls. With 475 goals and 1,209 points, a Stanley Cup ring as a member of 2012 Los Angeles Kings coaching staff and time on the ice with the likes of Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille, Dave Taylor, Marcel Dionne and Chris Chelios, Nicholls did it all. The...

July 5th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers 0 comments

They were "The Legion of Doom." Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Mikael Renberg. From 1995-2000, the three constituted one of the most fearsome scoring lines in the league with the Philadelphia Flyers. It was a stretch which saw the Flyers reach a Stanley Cup Final in 1996-97 and win two Atlantic Division titles (1994-95 and 1999-00). They also...

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