Month: May 2022

Red Wings: Hronek and Vrana Earn Bronze at World Championships

Filip Hronek and Jakub Vrana earned bronze medals at the recently completed IIHF World Hockey Championships. Hronek and Vrana were playing for Czechia when they defeated Team USA 8-4 in the bronze medal game. Four other Red Wings and one former player also played in the tournament, including Pius Suter (Switzerland), Moritz Seider (Germany), Riley […]

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Battle-Tested New York Rangers Advance to Eastern Conference Finals

A 6-2 victory advances the New York Rangers to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they have a best-of-seven duel with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The New York Rangers have been battle-tested all season long, including the postseason. The Rangers’ entered Monday night’s “winner-take-all” matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes with an ugly postseason road record of […]

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Player Profile: Ryan Reaves

In his 12th NHL season, Ryan Reaves is still setting the tone and gaining his team momentum on a nightly basis. Drafted in the fifth round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by St. Louis, the Winnipeg, Manitoba native has outlasted most of those who came before him. Instead of relying on his skills with […]

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Presidents Trophy Curse Continues

Since the 2012-13 NHL season, when the Chicago Blackhawks won the President’s Trophy and then the Stanley Cup, no other team can match. This season, the Florida Panthers were the best team in all of hockey, and they were sent home by their cross-state rival, the Tampa Bay Lightning, in the second round. The President’s […]

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Series Preview – Western Conference Final: Oilers vs. Avalanche

Speed, skill, and tight-checking hockey. These are the three things that we saw throughout most of the regular-season matchups between these two teams. The Avs took the first two regular-season contests by scores of 3-2 in overtime and 2-1 in a shootout before the Oilers unleashed their firepower in a 6-3 win in their final […]

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Will Rick Tocchet be the next head coach of the Boston Bruins?

After a whirlwind of a season that saw the Bruins get bounced in the first round after finishing with 107 points, the future of the Bruins staff is in question. Many fans called for the removal of Don Sweeney after another disappointing season that fell short of expectations. But after the post-season press conferences to […]

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Player Profile: Mark Stone

Mark Stone was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on May 13th, 1992. Son to Rob and Jackie Stone and brother to Michael Stone of the Calgary Flames. Stone grew up playing midget hockey in Manitoba, where he played in the Telus Cup. Eventually, Stone progressed into his Junior career, where he played for the Brandon Wheat […]

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Pierre Luc Dubois

Jet Players Shine at The World Championship

When you are a long-time Winnipeg Jets fan, you develop an affinity for the World Hockey Championship (if you know, you know). All the way back to 1981, we rooted for the likes of Dave Babych, Morris Lukowich, and Barry Long as they battled for Canada. Held in Sweden, we finished 4th that year. Larry […]

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Rangers: Six Keys to a Game 7 Victory

After staving off elimination for the fourth time this playoff, the Rangers head to Carolina for a do-or-die Game 7 in Raleigh Monday night. Home Ice has been the decisive factor in this series thus far, so how can the Rangers go south and steal one game in front of a rabid Hurricane crowd? 1. […]

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Barry Trotz

Report: Barry Trotz Interviews with Detroit

On Saturday night in Canada’s 32 Thoughts segment on Hockey Night, Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman reported that he believes that Barry Trotz has interviewed for the Red Wings head coaching vacancy. The 59-year-old was shockingly relieved of his head coaching duties on May 9th, after the New York Islanders failed to reach the postseason. The […]

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