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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 […]

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2013 NHL Calder Watch Week Four: New Faces Emerging

In the past seven days, a few new names in the Calder Trophy race surfaced as players like Florida Panthers’ Drew Shore, Red Wings’ Tomas Tatar, Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie, Blues netminder Jake Allen and Wild puckstopper Darcy Kuemper begin their delayed charge after front-runners like Cory Conacher, Vladimir Tarasenko and Nail Yakupov, three rookie […]

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2013 NHL Calder Watch Week 3: Slumping Rookies

By Brendan Ross (@RossyYoungblood) The adrenaline and excitement has subsided among first year NHL players as they begin their journey into the heart of the season. The increased pressure to perform and compete consistently in a jam-packed NHL season can be challenging enough for a seasoned veteran, but for a fresh-faced rookie the task of meeting […]

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NHL Calder Watch 2013: Week Two

The NHL’s return to the ice after a lengthy lockout has been more painless than anticipated as fans have graciously welcomed back hockey with open arms.. The early season feel-good storylines are occurring as frequently as the annoying “closing-the-hand-on-the-puck-in-the-defensive-zone” penalty calls and many of these standout performances are coming from the NHL’s freshman class as […]

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NHL Calder Trophy Watch 2013: Week One

By Brendan Ross (@RossyYoungblood) There is something captivating about tuning into a nightly hockey game and watching your favourite players skate, mesmerizing fans with their unworldly talents. In hockey, players spanning up to four decades compete amongst each other on the same two-hundred by eighty-five foot rink. Players with decades of NHL experience like Teemu […]

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World Junior Championship: Predicting the Top Players

By  Brendan Ross (@RossyYoungblood) For hockey fans around the world the sight of Christmas lights and smell of holiday feasts indicates more than the arrival of our traditional Christmas season – it means that the puck drop for annual World Junior Hockey Championship is about to occur.  The World Junior Championship represents a time for […]