Archives

Sometimes you win by the skin of your teeth, and sometimes you win big. This piece is about the latter. Some games are just full of celebrations. (Photo by Curtis Comeau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Winnipeg Jets have won 694 games over nine seasons since relocating from Atlanta prior to the 2011-12 campaign. Here’s
0 Comments
NHL color analyst and ex-player Eddie Olczyk is celebrating his birthday on Aug. 16, and life is certainly good. But it wasn’t always that way. Olczyk’s world was turned upside down just a few short years ago in Aug. 2017 when he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Since then, the man the hockey world affectionately
0 Comments
The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle lived well before hockey ever existed, but his quote, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” certainly applies to the Buffalo Sabres’ French Connection. The famous Sabres line, comprised of Gilbert Perreault, Richard Martin and Rene Robert was a point-producing, highlight-making trio from 1972 until the fall
0 Comments
The love of hockey isn’t something inherent or happened upon for most people. Like many other sports, players spawn from those who played. Thanks to players, raising their families rinkside, many children grow to love the game and end up playing it. The sacrifice is great. The community and family found within the walls of
0 Comments
On June 15, 2017, the Tampa Bay Lightning traded Jonathan Drouin to the Montreal Canadians for Mikhail Sergachev. While this trade received somewhat mixed reactions when it first happened, the reasoning behind then Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman’s decision made logical sense. Not only did Sergachev fill an organizational need, but he was also safe
0 Comments
The Toronto Maple Leafs team of the early 2000s was one of the most beloved by Leafs Nation. With names like Mats Sundin, Gary Roberts, Darcy Tucker, Bryan McCabe, Alexander Mogilny and many more, the roster resonated with fans. Once known as the Beasts of the East, they had the best chance to make the
0 Comments
Johnny Gaudreau has been considered a superstar forward since the day he broke into the NHL. It seems hard to believe that he is already 26 years old and has 464 career regular-season games under his belt. Related: Val James: The Forgotten Trailblazer He is beloved by Calgary Flames fans and rightfully so, as he
0 Comments
Some of the National Hockey League’s best talent has always been at center. The position is expected to play a defensively responsible game while also being the primary generator of offense. Some believe that having an elite top line center is the single most important element a team needs to win a Stanley Cup. The
0 Comments
June 6, 1967. If you are an old-time hockey fan, or a purist, that date is a day of infamy. If you are of the more modern generation, you likely think of it as the day that the Original Six became 12. No matter how you view the date, it is the day on which
0 Comments
Scenario: you wake up in the morning with the incredible urge to spend your own money on 31 National Hockey League jerseys, one from the history of each franchise. Which ones would you choose? More importantly, whose name would be on the back? There’s a lot that would go into such decisions. Do you value
0 Comments
It is exceptionally rare for an athlete to come along and become something of a human highlight reel in any sport. I’m talking about the ability to make people say, “Wow!” Yet, for 14 seasons, the NHL was treated to such a talent. His name was Pavel Datsyuk, and he played for the Detroit Red
0 Comments
In 2017, the NHL announced its top 100 players of all-time as part of its 100th anniversary celebration. The players that comprised the list represented 32 NHL franchises, including three that are now defunct. This list breaks down the 100 Greatest NHL Players by the teams that they played at least one NHL game for
0 Comments
The Winnipeg Jets have selected 11 players in the first round of NHL Entry Drafts since relocating from Atlanta in 2011. They have had a first-round pick in every season but one, missing only the 2018 NHL Entry Draft when they sent their first-round selection to the St. Louis Blues in a trade deadline deal
0 Comments
Roman Cechmanek was one of these European players whose star risen as fast as declined. He was not a widely known draft pick, burst onto the scene in the NHL later in his career and had several solid to great seasons in the NHL. Then all of a sudden he disappeared. Roman Cechmanek (Photo by Jeff
0 Comments
Gord Downie, the powerful, enigmatic and wonderfully quirky Canadian singer-songwriter passed away Oct. 17, 2017. It wasn’t a surprise to anyone. He chose to make his brain cancer diagnosis public in May 2016. That summer, he underwent an emotional and exhausting tour with his band The Tragically Hip. The finale in Kingston, Ontario was described
0 Comments