Spike Lee has made a career out of being a trailblazer, so it should be no surprise that the acclaimed filmmaker turned his focus on hockey pioneer Willie O’Ree recently. Lee produced a short film (directed by Amani Martin) about the first man to break the NHL’s color barrier,... Read more
With Jack Eichel in Buffalo, Sam Reinhart, selected second overall by the Sabres in 2014, is sometimes overlooked. The 20-year-old winger has had a good rookie year and contributed 12 goals and 20 points, but he ran into a roadblock Wednesday in the form of Colorado Avalanche center John... Read more
The CBC show Battle of the Blades took retired NHL players, paired them with figure skaters and had the duos battle it out, Dancing with the Stars style, for prize money. The show lasted four seasons before being cancelled in 2013, but if ever CBC wants to bring it... Read more
One of the most bizarre stories of the season came before the puck was even dropped for opening night. In September, Ottawa prospect Mikael Wikstrand left training camp without telling anyone from the Senators and was subsequently suspended by the team. The situation between Wikstrand and the Senators got... Read more
The regular season hasn’t even started and Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray already has an early contender for quote of the year. Friday afternoon, Ottawa officially suspended defensive prospect Mikael Wikstrand, who left Ottawa Thursday evening without informing the organization in order to return to his home in Sweden.... Read more
Over two weeks ago, the Nashville Predators surprised the hockey world by shipping promising young defenseman Seth Jones to the Columbus Blue Jackets for center Ryan Johansen. While the 23-year-old Johansen had seven points in his first six games with the Preds, they’re still struggling to win games. Since... Read more
The Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks struck a mini deal Thursday. Left winger Ryan Garbutt heads to the Ducks and left winger Jiri Sekac joins the Hawks. The salary cap exchange is negligible. Sekac carries a $925,000 cap hit and is a restricted free agent this summer. Garbutt’s number... Read more
Former Ottawa Senators prospect Stephane Da Costa has been playing for the KHL’s CSKA Moscow for the past two seasons, and the 26-year-old has turned into one of the league’s premier offensive players. Take his goal from Wednesday for example. In the first period of a contest against Dynamo... Read more
With the way injuries have piled up for St. Louis this season, the Blues need all the help they can get from anyone willing to step up and take a piece of the spotlight. Wednesday night that was 22-year-old Dmitrij Jaskin, who flashed his goal scoring potential en route... Read more
Until now, it would have been fairly easy to sympathize with Jonathan Drouin in his spat with the Tampa Bay Lightning, even if you didn’t agree with his methods. He’s a very good young player who has been caught in an organization where he’s not able to play a... Read more