Day: June 7, 2023

ECHL: Cam Johnson Ties Kelly Cup Playoff Shutout Record as Everblades Take 3-0 Lead

ESTERO- The Florida Everblades are now just one win away from lifting the Kelly Cup after a 1-0 win on Friday night in their first home game since May 22nd. Florida came out firing in the opening minutes, giving the Steelheads everything they could handle. Still, Remi Poirer, in his first ECHL start since February […]

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ECHL: Jacksonville Icemen Front Office Amongst League Award Finalists

When the Icemen hockey club made its move to Jacksonville, there was quite a bit of skepticism regarding Jacksonville being a “hockey town.” Would it work here? Could it work here? When awarded the 2022 All-Star Game, it appeared to be working out just fine. If naysayers were still debating hockey’s survivability in the River […]

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John Gibson

Is John Gibson Done With the Ducks?

The veteran goaltender is reportedly looking for a change of scenery, but his contract might complicate a trade. Another domino appears ready to fall after the Ducks’ worst season in franchise history: Veteran Ducks goaltender John Gibson is apparently ready to move on from the team, according to a report Friday from the Daily Faceoff. It […]

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Masterful: Three-way trade paves the way for Productive Offseason

The Kings entered this offseason with underlying questions that capture legitimate weaknesses in the organization. If the Kings didn’t shed contracts, they would unlikely improve on the progress made during the 2022-23 season. One of the biggest questions was goaltending and the Logjam of righties. Cal Peterson signed a contract he did not live up […]

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The Western Hockey League chose Scott Ratzlaff of the Seattle Thunderbirds as the Goaltender of the Month for December. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Seattle Thunderbirds

2023 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Scott Ratzlaff

Scott Ratzlaff is the 6’1”, 172lb Canadian born goalie who spent the 22/23 season with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL. 34GP – 2.15GAA – .918 SV% – 25 W – 5SO Strengths He plays a very smart, controlled game and relies on his positioning and skating to stop pucks. He has good rebound control, […]

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2023 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Charlie Stramel

Charlie Stramel is the 6’3”, 216 lb American-born Center currently playing for the Wisconsin Badgers. 33GP-5G-7A-59PIM Related Story: 2023 NHL Draft – Nashville Strengths The first thing that stands out when viewing Stramel’s play is his NHL-ready physical presence and stature. He plays a power forward style game, can crash the net and center lane […]

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ECHL: Toledo Walleye With Another Impressive Season

The Toledo Walleye had a successful year of recognition and setting new ECHL and franchise records.  Heading into the 2022-2023 season, Coach Dan Watson brought back 12 players from the previous season’s team. They were an effective squad that went to Kelly Cup Finals but fell short to the Florida Everblades. This was the highest […]

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Sale of Ottawa Senators “Within Weeks” of Completion

The sale of the Ottawa Senators hockey team is reaching its final stages, with exciting developments adding a new level of anticipation. Galatioto Sports Partners (GSP), a New York-based sports banking firm, has been diligently working towards finalizing the sale. Recent reports indicate that Toronto billionaire Steve Apostolopoulos is emerging as a strong contender, thanks […]

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