HELSINKI, FINLAND – . That was my exact thought as Kasperi Kapanen made his way around the net, en route to a wraparound goal that set a nation on fire as Finland won world junior gold on home ice. The Toronto Maple Leafs prospect had the speed, while a... Read more
Face it: the Jaromir Jagr love train has been awfully crowded this season. But rightfully so. He’s not just the apple of our eye because he passed Marcel Dionne in goals and has a strong chance to overtake Gordie Howe in points before the year is up. We don’t... Read more
Jaromir Jagr, 43, has reached that fun stage of his career where he’s as much myth as he is man. He’s rapidly ascending the all-time scoring ranks thanks to a massive library of highlight-reel offensive plays over the past two-and-a-half decades. He has a real chance to pass Gordie... Read more
Anyone who has grown up in Canada can tell you that there’s almost countless places they’ve thrown on a pair of skates and played hockey. There’s outdoor rinks at community centers, frozen-over ponds and lakes and even the lucky ones who’ve had a backyard rink to play on until... Read more
With Jarome Iginla scoring his 600th goal last night and Shane Doan on something of an offensive tear of late, we thought it would be interesting to reconfigure the 1995 draft, the one in which Iginla was taken 11th overall and Doan seventh. Here’s how we’d do it all... Read more
Canadiens goaltender Carey Price has missed Montreal’s past 17 games and has been on the shelf for nearly six weeks. Though he’s making progress in his recovery, Canadiens coach Michel Therrien says his superstar netminder won’t be in goal for Montreal yet. “His rehab is going well,” Therrien said... Read more
HELSINKI, FINLAND – It has been the year of the draft phenom at the world juniors. Auston Matthews flirted with an American goal-scoring record, Alexander Nylander put up points in his injured brother’s stead, while Finland got gigantic performances from Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi (my choice for tourney... Read more
A quiet NHL rumor mill received a significant jolt on Sunday, as the agent for Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin revealed his client made a trade request in November. Allan Walsh, who represents the 20-year-old Drouin, released a statement not only revealing the request, but also imploring... Read more
Daniel Sedin is lucky Tuesday isn’t team photo day for the Vancouver Canucks because he got some unexpected dental work Monday after taking a puck to the face. Four minutes in Monday’s game against the Coyotes, Sedin was entering the offensive zone when the puck flipped up into the air... Read more
Jarome Iginla joined an exclusive club Monday night and, if there was still any doubt, punched his ticket to the Hall of Fame by becoming the 19th player in NHL history to score 600 career goals. Iginla, 38, had been sitting at 599 career goals since Dec. 27 and... Read more