April 14th, 2016 In International Hockey, Nashville Predators, News 0 comments

The IIHF has suspended Russian junior team captain Vladislav Kamenev for two games, the international governing body announced Thursday. The suspension results from an incident in the gold medal game at the 2016 World Junior Championship. Finland had just gone up 3-2 with 3:09 left in the game (a game where Russia would score to push overtime...

April 13th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Hockey History, International Hockey, Long Read, Olympics, Top Stories 0 comments

Even before it was formalized, the honor getting into the Triple Gold Club was a rare achievement. Winning Olympic Gold, World Championship Gold and the Stanley Cup is a feat only 26 players have ever accomplished. It wasn't until 1994 that it was first accomplished. Sweden won the gold medal and the propelled Tomas Jonsson, Mats Naslund...

April 11th, 2016 In International Hockey, News 0 comments

Hockey Canada has announced the first 18 players for the Team Canada roster at the 2016 World Championships. The roster so far is completely comprised of NHL players whose teams are on the outside of the NHL postseason. Forwards Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche Brendan Gallagher, Montreal Canadiens Max Domi,...

April 8th, 2016 In International Hockey 0 comments

I prefer to enjoy the humor in sports. The athletic industry has its own wing in the entertainment sector of the world, and as such there are plenty of feel-good elements to each game. Certain aspects can bring out the lighter side of such a stress filled environment, and allow consumers to thoroughly appreciate sports for what they are, and what...

April 5th, 2016 In International Hockey, News 0 comments

Carolina Hurricanes bench boss Bill Peters has been appointed to the head coach position for Team Canada at the 2016 World Championships, Hockey Canada announced Tuesday. He'll be aided by Ottawa Senators head coach Dave Cameron, former Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo and Hockey Canada's Misha Donskov, who all serve as assistant coaches....

April 1st, 2016 In International Hockey, KHL 0 comments

The KHL season is at its final stage as CSKA Moscow and Metallurg Magnitogorsk will battle to decide the 2016 Gagarin Cup championship. Fans will now have to wait almost a week as both the Conference Finals ended unexpectedly early and the first faceoff will be on April 7th. CSKA won the KHL Regular Season, therefore will play the first couple of...

March 31st, 2016 In International Hockey 0 comments

One of the greatest things about the NHL is that it has players spanning various countries and nationalities, all coming together with the common goal of winning a championship. For some reason, however, it's been reduced to an imaginary battle of North America, representing both the superiority complex of Americans and the inferiority complex of...

March 30th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, International Hockey, Top 10 Lists, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Every summer NHL teams bring over free agents from Europe, hoping to find a player that was passed over, or that player who was in the NHL system but wound up needing more time to develop before reaching their potential. The results are mixed. You get players who have a marginal impact -- Sergei Plotnikov -- or don't find their way into the NHL...

March 30th, 2016 In International Hockey, KHL 0 comments

According to a couple of rumors on championat.ru, the KHL may lose two of the top foreigner defensemen of the league to the NHL this summer. The Russian website wrote about the possible return of Mike Lundin according to some "insider resourcers", while during a lengthy interview, Salavat Yulaev Ufa GM Leonid Weisfeld confirmed that Semi Lepisto...

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