Let it be said rather plainly. I think Alexander Ovechkin is the best NHL player bar none right now. But, his behavior from dodging the sports press in Vancouver, to pushing a fan…has been poor sportsmanship no matter what pressure, excuse or Milbury-insult launched from a host’s seat. Well, sadly it has continued as [...]
Where were you when the USA and Canada played for the 2010 gold medal? Hopefully you were comfortable, because there was no way you were moving. Sunday’s gold medal game was the type of contest that can convert the most ardent hockey haters into beer league players. It was a game that was played with [...]
On March 3rd starting at 9am Eastern, we of HockeyIndependent.com are doing a live chat show with your favorite bloggers, many special guests and YOU. We are doing this because, like you, we’ve watched live shows tank, and know it’s tough to keep abreast of big deals as all sorts of sites and tv channels [...]
As authors with considerable audiences, we try to keep ourselves from showing our allegiances. Whatever teams we may cheer for, and whatever teams we may cheer against, we attempt to keep our biases to a bare minimum. Everyone who reads my articles knows that I’m a fan of the Montreal Canadiens. They know that, as [...]
USA and Canada are two heavyweight fighters. Sunday is a title-belt rematch.
According to sources, Matt Stajan has inked a 4-year contract extension with the Calgary Flames. Dollar value of the contract unknown.
The press release read, “The International Olympic Committee will investigate the behavior of the Canadian women’s hockey players who celebrated their gold medal at the Vancouver Games by drinking alcohol on the ice.” The IOC director, Gilbert Felli stated, “”I don’t think it’s a good promotion of sport values. If they celebrate in the changing [...]
The Olympic hockey script has played out exactly as NBC and many fans in North America would have liked. The majority of US hockey enthusiasts would have wanted a Canada match for the gold. In many ways the young US team has already won their prize, few thought they could capture a medal. With another opportunistic [...]
Canada and the United States have both booked their tickets, in very different ways, to the gold medal game on Sunday (3.15 pm EST / 12.15 pm PST) setting up an all North American Olympic men’s hockey final and a rematch of the 2002 Salt Lake City gold medal game won by Canada. The Americans advanced by [...]
In my opinion these players provide both value and upside for potential suitors.
As a fan of the Montreal Canadiens, I feel compelled to cheer for any Habs that were lucky enough to be selected by their countries of origin to compete at the Vancouver Games. Following this group of players, both for this website and as a mega-fan, you can’t help but feel a bond with each [...]
When Ron Wilson commented last week about Patrick Kane playing wing as if he was a center I thought trouble might be coming for the US offense. Kane wasn’t noticeable for the most part in the opening game, a 3-1 victory over Switzerland. Actually the US was effective but it wasn’t a great performance in [...]
As of this writing, yest at 2:37 a.m. EST, word on the streets of the left coast are that L.A. Kings forward Anze Kopitar is actively pursuing his United States citizenship. Why you ask? Well, being that Slovenia does not have an Olympic hockey team, Kopitar wants to participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics, barring [...]
Even though the Olympic Games are still ongoing and the trade freeze is well in effect, the goaltending situation around the NHL is far from clear for many teams. With a plethora of goaltenders set to become free agents on July 1st, there will be goalie movement before March 4th in the NHL. There has [...]
“I was shocked that it was this one-sided. And I was really disappointed that these guys came with their euro-trash game. It was just. No heart, no guts, no nothing there to back it up. I mean Alex Ovechkin was an average player tonight. I know they’re going to bounce back, but to be that [...]
A flood of different emotions coursed through hockey fans coast to coast this morning, awaiting the Canada – Russia showdown in the quarterfinals of the 2010 Olympic men’s hockey tournament. Anticipation, hope, hatred and love, all mixing, simmering and percolating in all of us, anxious for the start of one of the most longed-for hockey games [...]
The Tampa Bay Lightning circus has not left town yet. Strange doings are taking place under the St. Pete Times Forum Big Top. Today started off with rumors swirling that head coach Rick Tocchet was going to be replaced. As the day went on, we learned that this wasn’t the case…for now. The Lightning announced [...]
The memories of a screaming Al Michaels asking if we believe in miracles is etched into every hockey fans memory, whether they lived through it or not. Immortalized through books, documentaries, and the 2004 film aptly named for what their accomplishment was, the 1980 U.S. team made up mostly of college kids from New England [...]
There is no reason to believe the rumored trade involving Cristobal Huet and Tomas Vokoun is any closer to happening today than it was yesterday or the day before. Some believe there were never such a trade on the table and the belief of others lies some where in between. My take is closer to [...]
Going into yesterday’s set of games in Vancouver, not many people expected Norway, Belarus, Germany or Latvia to beat their opponents and advance to the quarterfinal round of the tournament. Canada, Switzerland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic are simply way too good for those other four growing hockey nations. Surely enough, we sit here on [...]