Jean Beliveau and Bobby Hull

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Habs Work While Hawks Rest

It was an off day yesterday for the Stanley Cup final series, but the Montreal Canadiens, up two games to none, had to work while the Chicago Black Hawks took the […]

Bobby Hull tests Montreal goalie Gump Worsley

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Stanley Cup Preview

The Chicago Black Hawks have arrived in Montreal and are preparing to take on the Canadiens in the first game of the Stanley Cup final series tonight at the Forum. […]

What will be the lingering effects of Ryan Suter and Zach Parise? (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

How the Minnesota Wild Did the Impossible

Well, looks like we made it. Following a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center a couple of days ago, the Minnesota Wild is playoff bound for […]

by · April 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild, Uncategorized
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Brock Boeser – The Next Ones: NHL 2015 Draft Prospect Profile

Brock Boeser THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 2/25/1997 Place of birth: Burnsville, Minnesota Ht: 6’1″     Wt: 192 lbs Shoots: Right Position: RW NHL Draft Eligibility: 2015 Twitter: @BBoeser16 THW The Next Ones Rankings (February): 24 Other Rankings: […]

by · April 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Jean Beliveau scores on Terry Sawchuk.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Habs Handle Listless Leafs

The Montreal Canadiens took a two games to none lead in their Stanley Cup semi-final series with the Toronto Maple Leafs last night in Montreal.  The Habs skated to a […]

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Lightning Officially Playoff Bound

Last night’s win over the Montreal Canadiens officially put the Lightning in the fifth clinched playoff position for the 2014-2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The team had the chance to clinch […]

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Blue Defensive Depth A Double Edged Sword

The defensive depth currently enjoyed by the St. Louis Blues is both boon and bane. Head coach Ken Hitchcock has eight healthy skaters to choose from in his defensive corps, […]

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Grabovski’s Absence Troubling Islanders

Since losing Mikhail Grabovski to an “upper body injury” (concussion) after a hit from Nashville’s Eric Nystrom, the Islanders are 2-5-2 and losing ground in the Metropolitan Division. Nystrom’s hit […]

Quebec Aces at Le Colisee

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Quebec, Vancouver Eye NHL

The cities of Vancouver and Quebec City are aiming for admission to the National Hockey League as the league readies itself for expansion.  The league recently announced that six new […]

by · March 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
KHL Western Conference Finals Preview: CSKA vs. SKA

KHL Western Conference Finals Preview: CSKA vs. SKA

The two top teams in the Kontinental Hockey League Western Conference take to the ice in its finals starting this week, as historical powers CSKA Moscow and SKA St. Petersburg face off […]

by · March 24, 2015 · 0 comments · KHL, Uncategorized
North Dakota loses to Minnesota in the semifinals of the Frozen Four. [photo: Josh Smith]

St. Louis Flavor in the 2015 Frozen Four

The 2015 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, known as The Frozen Four, begins Friday, March 27, features a bit of St. Louis flavor. Two St. Louis Blues defensive prospects, Jordan Schmaltz of North Dakota […]

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No Goalie Controversy For St. Louis Blues

There is no goalie controversy in St. Louis. With back-to-back shutout wins in the team’s last two games, the Blues tandem of Jake Allen and Brian Elliott have amassed 42 […]