Thursday, January 01, 2015

Headlines of January 2015

Our Archive for the month of January

January 25 -- Russian hockey league aims to slash salary cap as country battles economic crisis
January 24-- World Cup of Hockey confirmed to return September 2016 with new controversial format
January 23-- Kessel-Seguin trade, Ovechkin at centre of laugh fest at all-star draft
January 22-- Team Orr dominates Team Cherry
January 21-- Jets 4, Blue Jackets 0: Bobrovsky injured; All-Star status in doubt
January 20-- Penguins lose game, Letang against Flyers
January 19-- Royal Flush: Flames stun Kings in overtime again
January 18-- A little goes a long way
January 17-- Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec has four point night in win over New York Islanders
January 16-- Don't expect Babcock to tip his hand on future plans
January 15-- If Toronto Maple Leafs decide to blow it up, here are six pieces they  need to keep
January 14-- How Columbus Blue Jackets defence man Jack Johnson lost his fortune
January 13-- Predators win over Vancouver Canucks but lose goaltender Pekka Rinne in the process
January 12-- Lightning routed by Flyers and lose two players
January 11-- Ducks retire Teemu Selanne's No. 8 with ceremony full of memories
January 10-- Toronto Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel among those named to participate in NHL all-star game
January 9-- Why Teemu Selanne has not missed playing in the NHL
January 8-- Luongo still #1 in Canucks fans' hearts
January 7-- Capitals Crush New-Look Leafs
January 6-- Heat on Maple Leaf core with Randy Carlyle gone
January 5-- Team Canada comes of age in world junior golden moment
January 4-- Team Canada vs Russia for junior gold simply perfect
January 3-- Buffalo Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons plus fice Chicago Blackhawks are NHL All-Stars
January 2-- Conor McDavid leads Canada in romp over Denmark at world Juniors on en route to semifinals
January 1-- Washington Capitals get a rare Winter Classic home win, beating Chicago Blackhawks

Monday, December 29, 2014

Weekly Award Winners for week ending December 28 2014



Our archive of the players named to the NHL's weekly honour roll through the month of December

Week ending December 28

Johnny Gaudreau -- Calgary Flames
Colin Wilson  -- Nashville Predators
Sam Gagner  -- Arizona Coyotes

Three stars item for December 29, 2014 from NHL.com

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tournament Time: Spengler Cup 2014

The European Holiday Tournament is on once again, as Davos, Switzerland hosts the annual gathering of European professional Club Teams taking on Team Canada.

Hockey Canada announced the listings of those Canadians who currently fill out the European Club rosters, along with a few imports for the cause to carry the Canadian Flag at the 88th edition of the Spengler Cup.

Like the World Juniors, the Spengler is a short sprint to the finish line, a few games leading up to the Championship, where a loss or two could mean the end of the chance to hoist the trophy and grab the holiday bragging rights.

Taking part in this years journey include the host squad HC Davos, from the KHL teams representing Medvescak Zagreb, HC Salavat Yulaev UFA, Jokerit Helsinki, Geneve-Servette HC and Team Canada.

The full schedule can be found below as each day's events prepare for puck drop.

The Spengler Cup Home Page can be found here.

TSN's Broadcast Schedule for Spengler 2014 can be found here.

Summaries and items of interest to follow through the tournament are available below:

Wednesday, December 31
Championship Game
HC Salavat Yulaev UFA 0 vs Geneve-Servette 3

Geneve-Servette win Spengler Cup

Tuesday, December 30
Semi-Finals

Geneve-Servette 6 vs Team Canada 5
HC Davos 3 vs HC Salavat Yulaev UFA 4


Monday, December 29
Quarterfinals

Team Canada 5 vs Helinski Jokerit 3 
HC Salavat Yulaev UFA 3 vs Medvescak Zagreb  0

Sunday, December 28

Geneve-Servette 3 vs Helsinki Jokerit 1
HC Davos 1 vs Medvescak Zagreb 0 

Saturday, December 27

Helsinki Jokerit 3 vs HC Salavat Yulaev UFA 4
Medvescak Zagreb 1 vs Team Canada 3

Friday, December 26

Geneve-Servette HC 3 vs  HC Salavat Yulaev UFA 2
HC Davos 2 vs Team Canada 1



Tournament Notes can be found below:

December 27-- Canada earns first win at Spengler Cup, 3-1 over Medvescak Zagreb
December 27-- Canada beats Medvescak Zagreb for first Spengler Cup win
December 26-- Canada falls to Host HC Davos to open Spengler Cup
December 25-- Steve Tambellini's Spengler Cup story spans generations
December 23-- Guy Boucher ready for the challenge of the Spengler Cup
December 23-- Guy Boucher anxious to accept challenge of coaching in Spengler Cup

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Tournament Time: The World Junior Championships 2014-15



Our Archive Page of events for the 2014-15 World Junior Championships from Toronto and Montreal.  The highly anticipated tournament of future NHL and World stars that keeps Canadians fixed on their television sets through the holiday season.

The year, Team Canada looks to claim its first World Junior title since 2009, with home crowds in the two largest markets in the nation ready to lend their voice should the strains of O Canada begin to sound.

Below, find the day to day schedules and scoring summaries, as well as items of interest from daily events on the ice. 

We will update our features through the tournament to reflect the most recent action and the day ahead.

The majority of our links will focus on Team Canada and the USA squad at this years tournament, though items of interest from the other teams will also find their way into our review as the tournament moves towards the Gold Medal Game.

Some of the key websites for this years tournament can be found below:


World Junior Tournament Schedule and Results page

Monday, January 5
Gold/Silver Medal Game

Canada vs Russia  8 PM ET/5 PM PT TSN

Bronze Medal Game

Sweden vs Slovakia 4 PM ET/1 PM TSN

Sunday, January 4

Semi Finals

Canada 5 vs Slovakia 1 
Russia 4 vs Sweden 1

Saturday, January 3

Relegation Round

Germany 2 vs Switzerland 5
Germany relegated to Division 1, Belarus to move up for Helsinki  2016

Friday, January 2 

Quarterfinals

USA 2 vs Russia 3
Sweden 6 vs Finland 3
Czech Republic 0 vs Slovakia 3
Canada 8 vs Denmark 0

Relegation Round

Switzerland 5 vs Germany 2


Wednesday, December 31

Switzerland 1 vs Sweden 5 
Canada 5 vs USA 3
Russia 1 vs Czech Republic 4
Germany 0 vs Finland 2 

Tuesday, December 30

Slovakia 5 vs Germany 2 
Switzerland 3 vs Denmark 4 Shoot Out

Monday, December 29

Czech Republic 4 vs Denmark 3 (OT) 
USA 3 vs Slovakia 0
Sweden 3 vs Russia 2
Finland 1 vs Canada 4 

Sunday, December 28

USA 6 vs Germany 0 
Switzerland 0 vs Russia 7 

Saturday, December 27


Friday, December 26

USA 2 vs Finland 1 (Shoot Out)

Tournament News Notes 

Canada

January 5-- Canadians try to stay calm as tilt with Russia at world juniors nears
January 5-- Tickets for Canada Russia World Juniors hockey final can be had, for a steep price
January 5-  Canada ready for Russia in world junior final
January 5-- Connor McDavid rises to occasion at world juniors
January 5-- Russia, Canada brings back haunting memories
January 5-- Zach Fucale to start in net for Canada in world junior gold medal game versus Russia
January 5-- Papa Petan's hat toss is a highlight of world junior tournament
January 5-- World Junior Final: Four Things to Know
January 5-- Canada sticks with Zach Fucale for World Juniors 2015 Gold medal game against Russia
January 5-- IIHF President says 'open questions' remain before return of World Cup of Hockey in 2016
January 4-- Team Canada vs Russia for junior gold simply perfect
January 4-- Canada pounds Slovakia, meets Russia Monday night
January 4-- Petan, McDavid spark Team Canada past Slovakia
January 4-- Canada wins to set up match-up with confident Russians in gold-medal game
January 4-- Canada's Nic Petan scores hat trick in win over Slovakia at World Juniors 2015
January 4-- Hockey Canada set high ticket process that led to empty seats at world juniors
January 3-- Canada forward Robby Fabbri's world junior is over
January 3-- The Barn to hockey stardom: Cujo's role bringing up Connor McDavid
January 3-- Canadian Juniors doing their best to perfect "tic-tac-tao"
January 3-- Canada expects different Slovakian team in semi-final than one they beat 8-0 ...
January 2-- Canada Trounces Denmark to set up Semi Final Date with Slovakia
January 2-- Easy to Forget that World Junior Tournament is played by kids
January 2-- Conor McDavid leads Canada in romp over Denmark at world juniors en route to semifinals
January 1-- Max Domi 'ready to go for the real thing' in medal round after igniting Team Canada in Montreal 
January 1-- Canada's roadmap for world juniors 2015 is unfolding perfectly
January 1-- This isn't last year's Canadian world junior team
January 1-- Domi back on dad's old Leafs stomping ground
January 1-- More than McDavid: Team Canada's true strength in its depth
January 1-- Zach Fucale will start for Canada on Friday
January 1-- Canada's Fucale, Comrie ultimate team players
January 1-- Canada wary of 'underdog' Danes at World Juniors
January 1-- Canada's world junior 2015 roadmap is unfolding perfectly
December 31-- Eric Comrie happy with play, would love to start in medal round
December 31-- Canada puts on dazzling display of hockey to beat bitter rivals from the United States at world juniors 2015
December 30-- Nurse to be in Eichel's face when U. S. meets Canada
December 30-- Finnish coach fuming at Team Canada's Groulx
December 30-- Let's not forget about Hanifan, Crouse and Matthews
December 30-- U. S. names Thatcher Demko starter for border war
December 30-- Americans aware McDavid isn't Canada's only threat
December 30-- Canada trying to downplay hype surrounding matchup against U. S. at world juniors
December 30-- Canada's Eric Comrie to start in goal against U. S. at world juniors
December 30-- Max Domi impressing his teammates and country at world junior championship
December 30-- Domi line sparks Canada past Finland at work juniors
December 29-- Canada lookin' sharp after victory over Finland
December 29-- Canada easily passes test against Finland at world juniors thanks in part to stellar play from Max Domi
December 29-- Canada will face first test against a Finland team in need of a win
December 27-- Canada's games full of empty seats at Montreal's Bell Centre among surprises at championship
December 27-- Connor McDavid hasn't score yet, but Team Canada isn't worried

USA


Sweden

Finland

Russia


Czech Republic



Slovakia



Germany




Switzerland




Denmark


Preview Notes


Monday, December 22, 2014

Weekly Award Winners for week ending December 21 2014



Our archive of the players named to the NHL's weekly honour roll through the month of December

Week ending December 21

Anze Kopitar -- Los Angeles Kings
Jakub Voracek  -- Philadelphia Flyers
Marc Andre Fleury  -- Pittsburgh Penguins

Three stars item for December 22, 2014 from NHL.com

Monday, December 15, 2014

Weekly Award Winners, week ending December 14, 2014



Our archive of the players named to the NHL's weekly honour roll through the month of December

Week ending December 14

Tyler Ennis -- Buffalo Sabres
Ryan Suter  -- Minnesota Wild
Henrik Lundqvist  -- New York Rangers

Three stars item for December 15, 2014 from NHL.com

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Weekly Award Winners for week ending December 7 2014



Our archive of the players named to the NHL's weekly honour roll through the month of November

Week ending December 7

Pavel Datsyuk -- Detroit Red Wings
Sergei Bobrovsky -- Columbus Blue Jackets
Aaron Ekblad  -- Florida Panthers

Three stars item for December 8, from NHL.com