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 […]
It’s safe to say Mathieu Perreault isn’t a fan of Jacob Trouba’s recent request to be traded from the Winnipeg Jets. Trouba released a statement through his agent on Saturday, asking to be traded from Winnipeg due to his role and the Jets’ strong defense core. The restricted free agent didn’t see a future in […]
The Edmonton Oilers debuted a new mascot named Hunter who is a lynx and possibly part devil. Welcome to nightmare town!
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 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 ESPN.com, the former Philadelphia Flyers goaltender discussed Canada’s 7-3 shellacking of Russia during the quarterfinals of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. […]
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 […]
Clarke MacArthur’s season might be in jeopardy after a dirty hit in training camp sidelined the Senators veteran. In a scrimmage on Sunday, MacArthur was hit high by defenseman Patrick Sieloff. The 31-year-old missed all but four games with concussion issues in 2015-16 and was down on the ice for a prolonged period of time following […]
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 Sportsnet.ca, Trouba’s agent Kurt Overhardt said the request was more about opportunity than money. “Our client, […]
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 […]
Team North America has been one of the best experiences of the entire World Cup. They are everything modern hockey should be and are filled with skill and speed no matter the situation. It makes for a very easy team to root for. Unfortunately, they were eliminated from the tournament due to a tie break. […]
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 […]
Team USA’s collapse at the World Cup of Hockey has already been widely scrutinized. Given the poor roster selections, confusing strategy and perhaps dumbfounding quotes to the media, it was really no surprise Team USA exited early. As the team rallied behind the idea of grit over skill, they were embarrassed in memorable fashion. John […]
Team North America was the best story to come out of the World Cup of Hockey. That fact can’t be debated even though the winner of the actual tournament hasn’t been crowned. The youngsters from North America impressed and were a joy to watch. Opposing teams quickly found that keeping pace was more than a […]
It isn’t up for debate. Team North America is the absolute best part of the World Cup of Hockey. The goal scored by Nathan Mackinnon was sensational, but the reaction from Morgan Rielly may be right up there. Here he is screaming like the young person he is.
Another Toronto Maple Leaf may be bound for the injured reserve. Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports it’s believed the oft-injured Joffrey Lupul failed a physical exam and was told he’s “unfit” to play and will begin the season on the IR. “Lupul returned to Toronto from his off-season home on Sept. 13. Sometime during the […]