Category Archives: NHL

2019 World Juniors: Team USA silver medal postmortem; Player-by-player analysis

It’s a little later than I would have liked to get this story up, but a late-tournament illness knocked me out of commission and the recovery took a little longer than I expected. Finally back on my feet, with a … Continue reading

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2019 World Junior Championship: Assessing Team USA ahead of the quarterfinal

VANCOUVER — The U.S. finished preliminary play with a 3-0-1-0 record, beating Slovakia, Kazakhstan and Finland, while dropping a thriller against Sweden. Through four games, it’s still hard to get a read on this U.S. team. They have only just … Continue reading

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On Will Butcher signing with the Devils and the debate we’re still having about NCAA UFAs for some reason

Will Butcher, the most coveted in a class of former collegiate players who let their own draft rights lapse or were not signed by their drafting team, has signed a two-year deal with the New Jersey Devils. The Hobey Baker … Continue reading

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The Long Goodbye…

As a noted procrastinator who utilizes the stress and anxiety of a tight deadline to focus and tighten his writing, and as someone who so often said on this very website that this piece would come at this time only to … Continue reading

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U.S. Hockey Participation Numbers for 2013-14

There were more people playing hockey in the United States than ever before during the 2013-14 season according to USA Hockey. The national governing body’s membership report released in early June indicates that 519,417 people registered as players last season, … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF Men’s World Championship: Team USA Progress Report Heading into Medal Round

#491956035 / gettyimages.com Coming into the tournament, the U.S. Men’s National Team was short on name recognition (outside of the diehards out there) and long on youth. With the newer format that only the top four teams advance to the … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Johnny Gaudreau, Drew Shore score ridiculous goals for Team USA at World Championship

The U.S. Men’s National Team is through to the quarterfinals at the 2014 IIHF Men’s World Championship after finishing the preliminary round with a better-than-expected 4-1-0-2 record. The U.S. closed out preliminary-round play Tuesday with a 5-4 win over Germany. … Continue reading

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