December 2nd, 2011Simon Despres, Pittsburgh's 2009 first-round pick, had a successful NHL debut last night against Washington. Despres assisted on Chris Kunitz's game-winning goal and looked confident after a few early mishaps.
December 1st, 2011
Every year around Christmastime, hockey fans across the globe gather in front of their television screens to watch the game they love with a passion. No, they aren't getting together to watch their favourite professional team. They're getting together to watch the world's top junior hockey stars battle it out in a fierce two-week...
September 26th, 2011After two seasons, the Pittsburgh Penguins are an undefeated 6-0 in preseason play at the Consol Energy Center. Their flawless record will remain intact until at least next fall.
Three road exhibition games are all that remain for the Penguins and Tuesday's trip to Kansas City to face the Los Angeles Kings is a final opportunity for...
June 26th, 2011
Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Ray Shero makes it a point to touch base with the other 29 GM's around the league at least once a month. Not all executives are as social as Shero, but it shouldn't be a surprise that Toronto GM Brian Burke is another one always willing to chat.
Shero and Burke found each other once again on...
June 25th, 2011Jim Neveau, NHL Correspondent
St. Paul, MN - The 2011 NHL Entry Draft got off to a pretty tame start in the Twin Cities. Other than the trade that sent Ryan Smyth to the Edmonton Oilers for Gilbert Brule and a draft pick, nearly the entire first round went off without any picks swapping hands today. Then, as the Draft neared the...
This marks the third year my annual monster draft preview has been hosted here at The Hockey Writers (THW). This year also features integral contributions from Brian Huddle, Jeff Blay and Patrick Kearns.
Update: THW 2011 NHL Draft Final Rankings – Top 210 (released June 14, 2011)
For prior year’s detailed draft...
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Date of birth: Dec 9, 1992
Place of birth: Sherwood Park, AB, Canada
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 197
May 8th, 2011
Hockey season came to a halt sooner than most Sabres fans probably would have liked this year. While the NHL Playoffs rage on, the Buffalo Sabres are anticipating one of the most eventful off-seasons in recent memory as new owner Terry Pegula brings his winning attitude and deep pockets to the table.
And so I thought: while...