The dog days of summer are here, but that won’t stop the Overtime writing crew to share their thoughts on the NHL in this roundtable discussion.
Author Archive: Anatoliy Metter
Toli covers all things related to the New York Islanders for The Hockey Writers. A diehard fan of Long Island's only professional sports franchise, anyone looking to talk hockey or sports can feel free to contact him on Facebook by searching/messaging Toli Metter and on twitter by searching @ToliMetterTHW.
As a two-time Stanley Cup champion and six-time Vezina trophy winner, Dominik Hasek has little left to prove to hockey fans around the world. At 47 years of age, the Czech netminder is mulling a comeback that could possibly make him one of the oldest goalies to ever play in the NHL. During the 2011-2012 [...]
“If there is somebody in my life who I know hates losing the most, it would have to be Johnny, He brings a great leadership quality on and off the ice . . . Sometimes it’s hard to believe he’s 21. Being on his line, we know how much he wants to win so we [...]
Over the last few decades, individuals such as Vladislav Tretiak have shaped the game of hockey in unbelievable ways. It has often been noted that Tretiak never had a fair shot to compete in the NHL back in the 1980s, but the Russian netminder changed the face of the game for future goaltenders in his [...]
While the 2011-2012 NHL campaign might have been a tale of two seasons for the Minnesota Wild, the franchise has much to look forward to in the coming seasons. Finishing second to last in the Northwest Division and twelfth overall in the Western Conference was definitely a shock to a team that was tops in [...]
In today’s world of social media and widely available information, the dynamic for many professional sports franchises has drastically changed. Such a phenomenon has obviously made its way to the sport of hockey as NHL coaches and General Managers are now expected to be the faces of their respective franchises when they speak to the [...]
In the world of sports, success can breed jealousy, but it can also breed expectations. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks are two examples that provide some credence to the above statement as both of the teams were unexpectedly booted from the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs in its opening round. With Pittsburgh having won a [...]
After being eliminated in the 2011-2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs by the St. Louis Blues, the San Jose Sharks and their fans might be wondering if time is on the team’s side when it comes to making a run for Lord Stanley’s Cup. For the last several years, it has seemed as though the Sharks have [...]
After enjoying a 2009-2010 campaign that culminated in a Stanley Cup championship, the Chicago Blackhawks have been unable replicate their championship success. While the last two seasons have seen the Blackhawks make the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the seasons have ended without the ecstatic calls from John Wiedeman. Forty-nine years of waiting for a Stanley Cup [...]