September 28th, 2016 In Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

With all the excitement that has surrounded the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the underdogs in Team Europe have surprised everyone and advanced to the best-of-three final series, where they will face perennial favorite Team Canada. Inspiring small hockey countries like Mexico and Georgia, Europe has become the toast of Toronto. As much as ESPN pundits...

September 28th, 2016 In Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

Don't let the Europeans hang around. That was the game plan for Team Canada. But, rather than take advantage of the dominant puck possession they had in the first period, the Canadians didn't press for more and got sloppy. Bad turnovers and dropped passes allowed Team Europe to stay in the game. And credit to them, they had a lot of shots and a...

September 27th, 2016 In Calgary Flames, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

With the hype that surrounded the revamped World Cup of Hockey leading up to the middle of this month, it seemed only fitting that Scotiabank would release arguably one of the best hockey commercials in recent memory. The commercial - part of the bank’s fifth season initiative aimed to connect young players with the great game of hockey -...

September 26th, 2016 In Column, Commentary, Long Read, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

Facing Off is a weekly column debating five of hockey’s hottest topics each and every Monday. From current events like trades and hat tricks to bigger-picture stuff like scandals and expansion — you name it, we’re debating it. Albeit, not always with a serious tone. We’re keeping this column light, so keep that in mind when reading, and...

September 26th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Long Read, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

For a few moments, one minute and 12 seconds to be precise, it almost felt as though Team Canada was toying with the Team Russia. For all the Canadian faithful, it felt as though their country might *gasp* lose. But this is Team Canada we're talking about. After falling behind 2-1, they promptly tied the game and eventually put it out of reach in...

September 26th, 2016 In International Hockey, Long Read, The Business of Hockey 0 comments

If you have been paying attention to the hockey world lately, you may have realized that international hockey has been front and center. The World Cup of Hockey is an exhibition showcasing the world's finest talent and it has produced some wild and exciting games so far, the type of hockey that will make your heart race. That's all great, but...

September 26th, 2016 In Canadiens Goaltending, Montreal Canadiens, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

Six years ago, the Montreal Canadiens had a major decision to make. They had two excellent young goalies who were both restricted free agents and it was obvious that one had to go in order for both players to become full-time starters. Jaroslav Halak was fresh off an outstanding playoff run that captured the hearts of Habs fans. Halak's backup...

September 25th, 2016 In Blue Jackets Goaltending, Columbus Blue Jackets, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

Sergei Bobrovsky finished the World Cup of Hockey with a 0.930 save percentage. He was quick, sharp and strong – like a goaltender ready to move past recent injury woes and regain Vezina form. Conveniently enough, the only time the Russian tender has eclipsed a .930 SvP over a full campaign was in 2012-13, the year he won the Vezina and was...

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