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Islanders Ink Strome to Extension

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Islanders Ink Strome to Extension

By Joe Golding (@JoeGolding94) The New York Islanders have signed their 23-year-old restricted free agent, Ryan Strome, to a two-year deal. This bridge deal is for a total of $5 million with an average annual value (AAV) of $2.5 million. Arthur Staple, from Newsday Sports had the first reports. Islanders fans can collectively let out […]

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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Russia vs Team North America Live Blog

By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther)  Live blog: Team North America vs Russia Final score: Russia 4 – Team North America 3 This was, without question, the most exciting of the six games played so far. Each team was able to generate dozens of quality scoring chances, and neither looked out of it at any point. Credit […]

Vancouver Canucks Invite Jack Skille to Camp on PTO

Vancouver Canucks Invite Jack Skille to Camp on PTO

  The Vancouver Canucks added a little Skill(e) today. Former 7th overall pick Jack Skille was invited to camp on a PTO, joining earlier invitees James Sheppard and Tuomo Ruutu. Skille spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche, a position he also got by  means of a PTO at their camp last September. Skille had […]

Who Are They: Andrey Pedan

Who Are They: Andrey Pedan

Every week leading up to the 2016-17 season i will be profiling a player for the Vancouver Canucks who may be a little under the radar but is expected to play a key role for the team. This week is defenceman Andrey Pedan.  The 2011 NHL draft produced many players who are today stars in […]

Tortorella, Team USA Facing Uphill Battle In World Cup of Hockey

Tortorella, Team USA Facing Uphill Battle In World Cup of Hockey

By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) John Tortorella isn’t usually one to mince words when answering questions. That wasn’t the case on Saturday night, however. Following Team USA’s disappointing showing in their 3-0 loss to Team Europe to open up play in the World Cup of Hockey, America’s head coach held a much calmer demeanor than most […]

2016 World Cup of Hockey: “Fast, speed, skilled” Team North America dominates Finland in 4-1 victory

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2016 World Cup of Hockey: “Fast, speed, skilled” Team North America dominates Finland in 4-1 victory

By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther)  TORONTO — The conversation leading up to Team North America’s round robin opener against Finland was if they had the mental maturity to take on the top hockey nations in the world. But after a dominating performance from all four lines and a firm presence in goal, the under-23 squad cruised to a 4-1 […]

2016 World Cup of Hockey: North America vs Finland Live Blog

2016 World Cup of Hockey: North America vs Finland Live Blog

By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) We’re about, oh, 12 or so minutes from puck drop here in Toronto at the Air Canada Center. The young guns of Team North America will be facing off against the consistently very good Team Finland. It’ll be very interesting to see if North America can live up to the hype […]

Stage set for Leafs’ Matthews

2016 first overall pick Auston Matthews has yet to play an NHL game, and yet he will undoubtedly be the most talked about player heading into Team North America’s first game in the World Cup of Hockey.   The most exciting Leafs prospect in decades is set to give Leafs fan a taste of what’s […]

2016 World Cup of Hockey: Crosby, Canada nearly flawless in 6-0 win over Czech Republic

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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Crosby, Canada nearly flawless in 6-0 win over Czech Republic

By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther)  TORONTO – Sidney Crosby had just come off the bench when a loose puck in the opposing zone found his blade. He held it for a second before finding Brad Marchand in the slot for a one-timer that was wide right of Czech Republican goaltender Michael Neuvirth. Crosby, the Canadian captain who was […]

2016 World Cup of Hockey: Canada vs Czech Republic Live Blog

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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Canada vs Czech Republic Live Blog

By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther) Live blog: Canada vs Czech Republic Final score: Canada 6 – Czech Republic 0 3rd period 7:19 – After Czech defenseman Jakub Nakladel gets a holding call, Canadian defenseman Alex Pietrangelo scores on a goal assisted by blue liner Drew Doughty and Tavares. 6-0 Canada. Fans are beginning to head for […]