Alex Sirois and Wasif Husain chat with TSN NHL insider Bob McKenzie to get you set for the upcoming 2016-17 NHL season
However, a long Stanley Cup-winning NHL career was never a given. Kompon first pursued a professional career, moving to Germany and competing in the ECHL. He eventually gave up his playing career to put his McGill education degree to use to teach high school mathematics at Loyola high school. He combined this with coaching the McGill Redmen hockey team–first as an assistant, then as co-head coach.
Russia’s lack of defensive depth will be their undoing against Canada; the Canadian offence is too well-balanced and aggressive for the sub-par Russian blueline corps.
Goals are at a premium in today’s NHL. The average number of goals per game has fallen from 6.05 to 5.32 since the 2005-2006 season. The Tribune sports section weighs in on how to shock this icy game back to life. No icing on the cake Two minutes to […]
“Character” and “leadership” are terms thrown around a lot in professional hockey. Hockey culture expects players to fit into a specific mold of physical and mental toughness, applauding those who play through pain and injuries. Unfortunately, these expectations can condone violent, harmful behaviour while castigating players for things outside of […]
Sticking to one game of hockey at a time can be difficult and can be quite the unbearable choice. Don’t worry, Tribune Sports came up with the three most exciting NHL teams to watch this season. Arizona Coyotes Overshadowed by the Edmonton Oilers youth movement and rumours of relocation, the […]
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1) Montreal Expos The Montreal Expos, named after the Expo ’67 World's Fair, began play in 1969 as the first Major League Baseball franchise outside the United States. After posting 10 straight losing seasons, the Expos enjoyed moderate success in the early ’80s and the early ’90s, capped by their […]
The very last tied game in NHL history was played between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Florida Panthers on April 4, 2004. It was anything but slow. The Hurricanes took an impressive 4-0 lead in the first period before allowing six unanswered goals to start out the third. Carolina recovered […]
Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews is the ideal player to pick if someone were starting an NHL franchise from scratch. Sidney Crosby is a hard hit away from a career-ending concussion. John Tavares is a special talent but he has hasn’t proven himself quite yet. Steven Stamkos would be a fine […]