Dominik Hasek was an innovator, a hero, and one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history. Tonight, the Buffalo Sabres will retire his jersey in honor of his incredible career.
With the most unique goaltending style in the history of the game, Hasek dazzled fans well into his 40s. From the snow angel saves to rolling pad-stacking stops that left your jaw on the floor, Hasek could do it all. One of the most exciting players of the past two decades, these are the top 10 stops of Hasek’s career. Read more
Passing the midway point of the season, the Ottawa Senators have considerable ground to gain in the Eastern Conference standings if they hope to make the playoffs. Entering their Jan. 13th game against the Dallas Stars, the Senators were eight points out of the final wild-card berth.
The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch reports Senators management prefers to be buyers as the March 2 trade deadline approaches, but that won’t happen unless the club can overcome their current deficit in the standings. While the Senators record is better under new coach Dave Cameron, there remains room for improvement.
Garrioch claims GM Bryan Murray is actively seeking a top-six forward to boost the Senators offense. Murray said he’s spoken with several teams about an experienced point getter. Such players, however, aren’t easy to find right now. Read more
Earlier this week, there was a report the Ottawa Senators’ AHL team, the Binghamton Senators, had signed veteran Todd Bertuzzi to a pro tryout contract. While that initial report was proven false, there may have been something to it as Binghamton inked Bertuzzi to a tryout on Friday.
Bertuzzi hasn’t played all season, and last saw game action on April 24, 2014, in Detroit’s game four playoff loss to the Boston Bruins. The big-bodied winger skated in less than 13 minutes of the game, and didn’t dress for game five in which the Bruins would eliminate Detroit. Read more
There are two sides to the surprise coin. On one side, you have the players who outperform even your wildest expectations. This season, they’ve taken the form of Colin Wilson, Mathieu Perreault, and several others. On the other, you have players who haven’t come close to expectations.
At the midpoint of the 2014-15 season, there are more than a few candidates for disappointing player of the campaign, but only one can take the cake. While fans of every team have the players they wish they would get more from, the following 10 are the ones that are playing well below the expectations this season. Read more
The stereotypical Canadian hockey player is humble, sometimes to a fault. But this year’s edition of the world junior team wanted to be different, going way back to the summer: They wanted to bring some swagger back to a program that had not won gold since 2009 and now, they have done it.
As a game, hockey lends itself to some brilliant photos and spectacular moments, but the beauty of the game is amplified when it gets taken outdoors.
The 2015 Winter Classic was an outstanding battle between Chicago and Washington, two of the league’s best teams, and some of the league’s finest stars. The Capitals took home a 3-2 victory on a last-minute goal by Troy Brouwer, and the elation shown by Brouwer’s teammates was a moment that was meant to be captured.
This is the 2015 Winter Classic in photos: Read more
In 2005-06, the top five goal scorers in the NHL were, in order, Jonathan Cheechoo, Jaromir Jagr, Ilya Kovalchuk, Alex Ovechkin, and Dany Heatley. If you had to pick a player that wouldn’t be able to cut it in the league eight years later, the two easiest answers don’t include a then 25-year-old Heatley.
As of noon Tuesday, however, Heatley’s days in the NHL look like they’re all but through. After a few consecutive seasons of dwindling numbers for far-too-much money, including zero points in six games with the Anaheim Ducks this season on a $1 million deal, Heatley is finds himself demoted for the first time in his career. Read more