It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means it’s November and that the New York Islanders should be in the midst of some sort of record-setting losing streak. Well thanks to the additions of Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy on October fourth, plus the recently stellar play of goaltender Jaroslav Halak and secondary scoring that has been there all season, the Islanders are playing like … [Read more...] about Islanders Look To Make Another Statement
How do Toews, Kane extensions affect the Hawks big picture?
As expected, the Chicago Blackhawks locked up their future. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane agreed to contract extensions that will last eight years and are worth a reported $10.5 million annually. The contract extensions will go into effect at the start of the 2015-16 season. Toews and Kane were asking for as much as $12 million per season and were also reported to sign on … [Read more...] about How do Toews, Kane extensions affect the Hawks big picture?
Chicago Blackhawks eliminated in part by themselves
The heart-pounding is over, but the pain is just settling in for Chicago Blackhawks fans. The Los Angeles Kings saved themselves the trouble of fighting from behind in a third consecutive series by taking a commanding 3-1 series lead and took care of business during the 11th hour. There is enough to think about in the immediate aftermath of Chicago’s elimination just short of … [Read more...] about Chicago Blackhawks eliminated in part by themselves
Team Finland hockey preview: Always a threat
Team Finland hockey has had a number of players play well over a good stretch of time. Teemu Selanne, Sami Salo, Olli Jokinen, and Kimmo Timonen have played in multiple Olympics. Selanne is the all-time leading scorer in Olympic hockey history. Teams like Slovakia and the Czech Republic are fading as European powerhouses, but Finland has a large number of young players ready … [Read more...] about Team Finland hockey preview: Always a threat
Team Latvia hockey preview: Experience vast, but not enough
Team Latvia hockey has had some famous players do damage on international ice. Arturs Irbe is easily the most famous player in national history. Latvian head coach and current Buffalo Sabres bench boss Ted Nolan has his work cut out for him as only five players have NHL experience. The majority of Team Latvia plays in the Kontinental Hockey League for Dynamo Riga based in … [Read more...] about Team Latvia hockey preview: Experience vast, but not enough