June 24th, 2016 In International Hockey 0 comments

Given the nature of how the game is played on a frozen sheet of ice, there's always been a symbiotic connection between hockey and cold weather climates. So why not try to organize a game on the coldest continent on Earth? That is precisely what Ryan Bahl is trying to do with his Antarctic Hockey initiative. In what could be considered the...

June 24th, 2016 In International Hockey, Top 10 Lists, World Cup 0 comments

With news that hip surgery will keep Ryan Callahan from participating in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, there's a roster spot open on Dean Lombardi's squad. It's been a controversial roster, with Lombardi and head coach John Tortorella prioritizing strength and grit as assets over offensive touch and speed. While the team would appear to need...

May 30th, 2016 In International Hockey, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

This past Friday, Team USA announced their World Cup of Hockey roster. One of the omissions from Team USA is Pittsburgh Penguins All-Star forward Phil Kessel. That's not a misprint folks, Kessel was indeed left off of Team USA's roster. Whether you like him or not, Kessel is one of the best American-born forwards in the game of hockey. I don't...

May 30th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Edmonton Oilers, International Hockey 0 comments

From an Edmonton Oilers standpoint, the 2016 IIHF World Championship could not have gone much better. While the likes of Leon Draisaitl, Matt Hendricks, Patrick Maroon and Andrej Sekera enjoyed relative degrees of success, it was the trio of Canadians who had the biggest impact at the tournament. Heading into this year’s event all signs pointed...

May 29th, 2016 In Los Angeles Kings, World Cup 0 comments

The final rosters for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey were announced yesterday. Last summer the Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi was named general manager for Team USA, and he made his final seven selections for the full 23-player roster yesterday, which included Kings goalie Jonathan Quick. Lombardi has been on the United Stated Hockey Advisory...

May 28th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, World Cup 0 comments

Despite not being a part of Team North America’s initial roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, there was never a doubt that Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would be part of the team. While it was made official on Friday afternoon, the question now becomes whether or not the former first-overall pick will be used at centre or on the...

May 28th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, World Cup 0 comments

Prior to yesterday's announcement of the final roster selections for the 2016 World Cup Hockey, many seemed to believe it was nothing more than a foregone conclusion that Hockey Canada would use one of those spots on Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall. Coming off a second consecutive year in which the former first-overall selection starred for...

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