The mask, an iconic piece of equipment within the sport. Designed to protect and install fear in the eyes of your opponent, it's hard to imagine getting onto the ice without one. But it wasn't always this way. We all know that there was a time when players did not wear masks, but what happened … Continue reading The history of the mask. A Goaltenders lifeline.
Happy Birthday! To one of the greatest, oldest, and resilient teams (both Men and Women) in the sport! As Canada looks back and celebrates its history I thought what better to write about than how the great country has impacted the sport we all love and the greats it's created. The Early Years Before the … Continue reading Happy Canada Day! A look into Canadas love for Ice Hockey.
Toronto, buddy, things are about to get pricey. Buckle up because if you want to keep your playoff qualifying talent you are about to pay through the roof for it. The Edmonton Oilers have set a deal of $106 million for an 8-year extension on the 2015 1st draft pick Connor McDavid. At 20 years … Continue reading Joe Thornton & The Maple Leafs. A Short-term investment.
The results of the Canadian Hockey League player import are in. In the 26th anniversary draft, there was a total of 72 players. This consisted of 50 forwards and 22 defencemen from 11 countries. This year's draft saw a majority of players being drafted from Russia at 19. The top of which being right-winger Andrei Svechnikov. … Continue reading The 2017 CHL Import.
Mental health is an aspect of everyday life that affects a lot of us. The thing with mental health and illness is that it holds no bounds and can affect any one of us. This became clear to fans of the NHL when Vancouver Canucks player Rick Rypien took his own life in 2011. Since then … Continue reading Mental health and Ice Hockey. The pressure of life in the NHL.
With the latest addition to the NHL about to begin their inaugural season, what is their plans? A Stanley Cup in the first year? Or a solid foundation for the years to come. The new expansion ruling for the 2017 addition means that the VGK had more access than ever to players, resulting in their … Continue reading Vegas Golden Knights: The Game plan
(Pictured above: Teemu Selanne, and the Hockey hall of fame in Toronto, ON) This year's inductions into the hall of fame, like always, is a remarkable group of Hockey's elite. Leading these is retired, now owner of restaurant 'Selanne's'; Teemu Selanne. The Finnish star started his 21-year career with the Winnipeg Jets in 1992, scoring … Continue reading The Hockey Hall of Fame ‘Class of 2017’.