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...

March 28th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Women's Hockey 0 comments

Montreal Canadiennes forward Marie-Philip Poulin has been named captain of Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Championship, which kicks off Monday, March 28 in a gold medal rematch against Team USA. Poulin, 25, first wore the C for her country last year. She captained the team at the Four Nations Cup in Sundsvall, Sweden and at the 2015 IIHF...

March 28th, 2016 In International Hockey, Women's Hockey 0 comments

The 2016 Women's World Championship kicks off Monday with four games, including a 2015 gold medal rematch between Team USA and Team Canada. The U.S. team is looking to win their third straight gold at Worlds and assert some dominance in best-on-best competition with six of the last seven World Championship gold medals. However, Canada will be...

March 24th, 2016 In International Hockey, News 0 comments

The U.S. National Team has made 2016 draft eligible forward Auston Matthews the first player named to the 2016 IIHF World Championships roster, USA Hockey announced Thursday. His inclusion on the team precedes any announcements about the team's coaching staff as well. Some in Matthews's position -- projected to be the number one overall pick in...

March 22nd, 2016 In International Hockey, KHL, News 0 comments

With a somewhat surprising decision, the KHL announced yesterday the creation of another minor league, the Hockey Premier League, that will start its operation from the 2016-17 season. The decision is a little bit strange because Russia already has an affiliated minor league in the VHL, which already is mainly made up of independent teams, which...

March 21st, 2016 In International Hockey, KHL, News, World Cup 0 comments

Russia's KHL has determined not to stop the 2016-17 KHL season to make it easier for players to participate in the World Cup of Hockey, reports Aivis Kalnins of One Puck Short. The decision not to put their regular season hiatus isn't entirely surprising. With the KHL season beginning in August, their 2016-17 season will overlap with the World...

March 18th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Women's Hockey 0 comments

Boston Pride forward Zoe Hickel will draw onto the U.S. National Team for the 2016 IIHF World Championship, USA Hockey announced Friday. Hickel will replace Bemidji State's Stephanie Anderson, who will be unavailable due to appendicitis. She underwent successful surgery Tuesday. "This is unfortunate timing for Stephanie and the situation...

March 17th, 2016 In International Hockey, News 0 comments

The Champions Hockey League (CHL) has announced that the EIHL will get a wild card team for the 2016-17 CHL season. It will be the third straight season that the Great Britain-based league will have a team in competition. The spot will be given to the regular season winner of the EIHL. It's a unique placement in that way. The EIHL determines...

March 16th, 2016 In International Hockey, News 0 comments

Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving and former Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee will serve as co-GMs for Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Championship, Hockey Canada announced Wednesday. St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong serve as a special advisor. McPhee was Director of Player Personnel during the...

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