NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 21:  Vladimir Sobotka #17 of the St. Louis Blues takes the puck in the first period against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on January 21, 2014  in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Report: Vladimir Sobotka isn’t returning to the Blues, will stay in KHL

Vladimir Sobotka isn’t coming back to the NHL for the 2016-17 season. Reports on the former St. Louis Blues forward pinballed back-and-forth this offseason in regards to a potential return to the league. In late March, “all indications” pointed to Sobotka returning to the Blues from Avangard Omsk of the KHL. In late July, the reports got […]

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 20: Dustin Byfuglien #33 and Max Pacioretty #67 of Team USA combine to take down Matt Duchene #9 of Team Canada during the first period during the World Cup of Hockey tournament at the Air Canada Centre on September 20, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Dustin Byfuglien didn’t enjoy the World Cup of Hockey

As the World Cup of Hockey reaches its conclusion, feedback is pouring in from fans, analysts and players regarding the success of the tournament. Most would agree there were plenty of positives (looking at you, Team North America), but there’s also a lot of room for improvement. Dustin Byfuglien was recently asked about his experience at […]


Sportsnet broadcast throws shade at Team Europe’s style of play

Team Europe has been the forgotten child during the World Cup of Hockey. An amalgamation of countries coming together for the sole purpose of the NHL making some money. No one ever thought they would make it out of the group round, let alone win a game. Naturally, against all odds, they have made the […]


Ilya Bryzgalov compares 2010 Canadian Olympic team to Orcs from The Hobbit

Ilya Bryzgalov has never been one to mince his words. When describing one of the most lopsided victories in the Olympic Games, the Russian quote machine did not disappoint. Speaking with Craig Custance of, the former Philadelphia Flyers goaltender discussed Canada’s 7-3 shellacking of Russia during the quarterfinals of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 04:  Matt Murray #30 of the Pittsburgh Penguins stretches before the game in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on May 4, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Matt Murray injured 3-6 weeks with broken hand, goalie controversy coming?

The hype around Team North America is dissipating and with it, some of the exciting players are heading back to training camp. One player is returning to training camp with an injury sustained at the tournament. Matt Murray has reportedly broken his hand and will be out 3-6 weeks depending on the recovery time. That […]

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 4:  Jacob Trouba #8 of the Winnipeg Jets skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on November 4, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Jets defeated the Maple Leafs 4-2. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Jacob Trouba requests trade from Winnipeg Jets

Jacob Trouba’s contract negotiations with the Winnipeg Jets have taken a sour turn. The restricted free agent was set to begin camp without a contract, but Trouba has requested a trade from the Jets organization. In a statement obtained by, Trouba’s agent Kurt Overhardt said the request was more about opportunity than money. “Our client, […]

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 26: Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning takes a slapshot against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at the Prudential Center on February 26, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Tyler Johnson wishes he could have played for Team USA in the World Cup

Team USA has been blasted – and deservedly so – over their decisions at the World Cup of Hockey. The method in which they assembled the roster with a focus on grit over skill was one of the biggest factors contributing to their ugly showing. As several talented American players watched from home, it was clear that […]

BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 19: Evander Kane #9 of the Buffalo Sabres enters the ice during warmups at the First Niagara Center on December 19, 2015 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Brenner/ Getty Images)

Evander Kane blames legal issues on being a professional athlete

No matter where Evander Kane goes, trouble seems to follow the Buffalo Sabres forward. It doesn’t matter if he is in Winnipeg, Manitoba or Buffalo, New York, drama will find him. For some, this has gotten to a point where excuses should be going out the window and remorse should be taking its place. But that isn’t […]