Post Tagged with: "Stephane Da Costa"

Enough with the expectations already (Photo courtesy of Justin Yamada/ Flikr.)

5 Forgotten NHLers Tearing Up the KHL

The NHL is the most talented hockey league in the world, but it is far from the only professional league. In a recent article The Hockey Writers Chau Vo ranked […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 15 comments · KHL
Mika Zibanejad has been gelling with Mike Hoffman and Bobby Ryan, and fantasy managers could stand to gain from such chemistry. (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

How the Ottawa Senators Can Build a Playoff Team

The Ottawa Senators have generally been a solid puck possession franchise since the arrival of Paul MacLean as head coach from the Detroit Red Wings. Over the past three seasons the […]

by · June 2, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Ottawa Senators
Goaltender Peter Mannino has made some big saves for the Penguins in the first two games. (Alison Myers/THW)

Penguins’ Keys to Taking a Series Lead Against Senators

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins arguably surpassed expectations in the first two games of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series against the Binghamton Senators. Instead of being blown out by the Sens, the […]

by · April 30, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Previews and Predictions, Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins
Hershey Bears (stat19/flickr)

Hershey Bears Weekly: Playoff Push

The Hershey Bears (37-25-4-4) are feeling pretty good about their play of late. They’ve won five straight games and their defense has substantially improved, up to 11th in the league, […]

by · April 10, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Hershey Bears
Jordin Tootoo (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

AHL Power Rankings Week 16

This week, competition for spots in the AHL Power Rankings was fierce. Several teams scored out the same way, as even previous bottom-feeders showed signs of life to move up, […]

by · January 20, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Power Rankings
Andre Benoit could prove to be a good depth option for the rebuilding Buffalo Sabres. (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

Explaining the Senators ‘No-Goal’ Call in Montreal

After a 5-1-1 start, the Ottawa Senators suffered a bit of a setback over the weekend, falling to the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday by a score of 1-0, and dropping […]

by · February 4, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Ottawa Senators
Jason Spezza has his sights set on bringing home a gold medal for Team Canada (

Senators Well Represented at World Championships

The Ottawa Senators are well represented at the World Hockey Championships that began on Friday in Kosice and Brantislava, Slovakia. Another year without post-season action in the nation’s capital has […]

by · April 30, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Ottawa Senators
College Free Agent Paul Thompson signed with the Penguins last week (Icon SMI)

Penguins use recruiting strategy to lure Thompson and Gibbons

Pittsburgh instead turned their sights to Brian Gibbons and Paul Thompson, two college free agents willing to sacrifice performance bonuses and the ability to burn the first year of their two-year ELC’s. Neither player attracted the buzz of Da Costa, but they still carry impressive resumes that caught the attention of a number of NHL teams.

by · April 8, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Free Agents, Minor League Report, National Juniors, Pittsburgh Penguins, Prospects
Merrimack forward Stephane Da Costa

Penguins Blueprint: Stocking the Shelves for Free

Stephane Da Costa is the latest potential diamond in the NCAA rough – a late-blooming talent who is a free agent because he was never drafted by an NHL team. The native of Paris, France received a few NHL offers following his freshman season but chose to return to school to work on his game. It seems to have paid off.