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A Look Back: Gabriel Landeskog’s Unique Path to Success

When the name Gabriel Landeskog is mentioned around NHL circles, there are a few words that are bound to pop up nearly every time. Leader is obvious, as the 21-year-old […]

by · May 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Colorado Avalanche, OHL
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Solid Gold: Olympics Predictions from the THW Staff

With the Winter Olympics in Sochi a little under two weeks to go, the hockey tournament is one of the most anticipated events at the Winter Olympics.The rest of the […]

Robin Lehner is the type of Swedish goaltending talent that Marcus Hogberg would love to emulate (inGoal Magazine)

Marcus Hogberg – The Next Ones – 2013 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Marcus Hogberg THW Close Up: Date of birth: 11/25/1994 Place of birth: Orebro, Sweden Ht: 6’3″ Wt: 196 lbs Catches: Left Position: Goaltender NHL Draft Eligibility: 2013 THW Ranking: 85 (April edition) Other Rankings: CSS (EUR Goalies): 3 NHL Aggregate: 96 […]

by · June 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft
Nick Sorense goes for a check along the boards [photo: David Chan]

Nick Sörensen – The Next Ones: NHL 2013 Draft Prospect Profile

Last season, Nick Sörensen was on the wrong end of a devastating knee-on-knee collision courtesy of Baie-Comeau Drakkar’s Jonathan Lessard (video here).  Sörensen’s promising start to his rookie season was ended, […]

by · May 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft
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2014 Olympic Preview: Can The Swedes Return To Gold Medal Glory?

After striking Gold in the 2006 Olympic Games, Sweden was considered one of the favorites to come out on top once again in 2010. Unfortunately, they disappointed — finishing in […]

by · March 15, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics
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John Gibson Golden as Team USA Wins 2013 World Junior Championship

John Gibson and his mesmerizing play carried Team USA to a 3-1 gold medal victory over Team Sweden in the 2013 World Junior Championship Saturday morning. Team USA won their […]

by · January 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, National Juniors, World Junior Hockey Championship
Behind Hockey Betting Lines: USA vs. Sweden

Behind Hockey Betting Lines: USA vs. Sweden

It has come down to this. Two teams will battle early in the morning for the 2013 World Junior Championship. Some will be hearty enough and wake up really early for the […]

Mikael Wikstrand was chosen 196th overall by the Ottawa Senators.  He is a smooth-skating, two-way defenceman who is looking to prove himself yet again with Mora IK of the Allsvenskan in 2012-13.  Wikstrand was a teammate of Mika Zibanejad at the 2011 World Under-18s.  (dalademokraten.com)

Mikael Wikstrand: The Lone Senators Prospect in Ufa

With the NHL lockout on the verge of dragging into 2013, one of the events that has been circled on the calendars of starved hockey fans for some time is […]

by · December 20, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Ottawa Senators, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship
USA Hockey: Winning the Race to the Wrong Finish Line

USA Hockey: Winning the Race to the Wrong Finish Line

Ice Hockey in the United States has a serious problem. Many players, parents and coaches who participate in USA Hockey fail to recognize this problem or ignore the issue completely. […]

Jhonas Wiik wanted to play hockey very badly as a child but his family was too poor to afford to let him.  In 2010, at the age of 23, he attended his first-ever hockey practice and he eventually signed with Bele Barkarby, a team in the Division 4 league in Sweden.  (Dicken Foto)

International Spotlight: Jhonas Wiik

American author and motivational speaker Hilary Hilton “Zig” Ziglar has been quoted as saying, “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” If that is […]

The Evolution of Europeans in the NHL

The Evolution of Europeans in the NHL

European-born players have played a large part in the development of the National Hockey League over the last three decades – but try to imagine the NHL without all of […]

by · September 6, 2012 · 4 comments · Hockey History, International Hockey
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Jets Part of NHL’s 21st Century United Nations

Hockey is not the game it was in the 1950s, 70s or even the 90s. This is at least partly because the game in previous decades (as we knew it […]

by · August 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Winnipeg Jets