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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Canada defeats Europe 3-1 in Game 1 of World Cup of Hockey final

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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Canada defeats Europe 3-1 in Game 1 of World Cup of Hockey final

By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther)  TORONTO — Even with a poor performance beyond the first line and in net, it was business as usual for Team Canada as they defeated Team Europe 3-1 in Game 1 of the World Cup best-of-three finals. In front of an Air Canada Centre crowd that seemed far from sold out, the undefeated Canadians […]

2016 World Cup of Hockey: Marchand scores twice, Canada beats Russia 5-3, advance to World Cup final

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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Marchand scores twice, Canada beats Russia 5-3, advance to World Cup final

By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther) TORONTO — There was a moment, ever so brief, of fear near the end of the 2nd period in the Air Canada Centre. Forward Evgeny Kuznestov had given the highly-skilled Russian squad a 2-1 lead with 3:36 to go in the period. Canada was losing for the first time in the […]

2016 World Cup of Hockey: Team Canada vs Team Russia Live Blog

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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Team Canada vs Team Russia Live Blog

By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) The games finally mean something. It’s not that round robin play was totally meaningless; It wasn’t. But after Team Canada and Team Europe clinched spots in the semi-finals, the only two games that really mattered were Team Sweden vs Team North America and Team Finland vs Team Russia. And while both […]

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 […]

US, Canada Rivalry Shows in Exhibition Game

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US, Canada Rivalry Shows in Exhibition Game

While hockey is back on your television screens, the World Cup of Hockey doesn’t officially begin until the 17th. Until then we have some “pre-tournament” action. And what better way to start the season than a heated rivalry between countries? In the first day of pre-tournament hockey, an exhibition game between the USA and Canada felt more […]

The Hockey Guys Podcast: May 18, 2016

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The Hockey Guys Podcast: May 18, 2016

Dust off the cobwebs and listen to the latest episode of The Hockey Guys Podcast with Chris Shannon (@ChrisShannon16) and Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther). They discuss the two Conference Finals: the San Jose Sharks tied up their series against the St. Louis Blues, while the Pittsburgh Penguins head to Tampa Bay to face the Lightning in […]

For the Nerds of Nostalgia, Pittsburgh’s New Uniform Matters

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For the Nerds of Nostalgia, Pittsburgh’s New Uniform Matters

By Joe Depto (@JoeDepto)   Social media has demonstrated itself as a powerful tool for spreading information, but its most memorable content is often the reactionary dialogue to the reported information. The Pittsburgh Penguins unveiled their third/alternate jerseys this morning, and the response from Twitter’s rampant hockey community didn’t feel crass, esoteric, or as if […]

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Cap Structure a Huge Problem for New Management

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Pittsburgh Penguins’ Cap Structure a Huge Problem for New Management

  By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) Few people realize that the last emperor of Rome was not deposed until 476 CE. Nor did contemporaries of the latter stages of the Roman Empire realize that the once grand civilization had truly collapsed somewhere around or shortly after 324, the government of the Empire having been placed on […]

Flyers’ Giroux named a Hart finalist

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Flyers’ Giroux named a Hart finalist

  By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) A day after the Philadelphia Flyers were eliminated from the NHL’s postseason, captain Claude Giroux was named one of the three finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP. Voting members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association cast ballots at the end of the regular season, with the top […]

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