Dom Lunardo | May 27th, 2020
Dom Lunardo | May 23rd, 2020
To date, only eight players of Austrian descent have played in the National Hockey League. Superstar centerman, Marco Rossi of the Ottawa 67’s will be the ninth. Born and raised in Feldkirch, Austria, Rossi is as raw a talent as they come and poised for greatness. A shoo-in top-10 pick, there’s lots to love about his approach to games and how he conducts himself. Let’s take a closer look at Marco Rossi, one of the most interesting talents at the upcoming NHL Entry Draft. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | May 21th, 2020
15 years ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins called “The Next One” to the draft floor first overall. That player was Sidney Crosby from the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (OHL). Need we say any more? Fast forward to 2020, and it looks as though yet another Oceanic player is poised for prime-time (and super-stardom). Enter Alexis Lafreniere, the consensus number one pick at the upcoming 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Lets’s dive in and examine just how special Lafreniere is and how he’s ready to take the NHL by storm. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | May 19th, 2020
Every once in awhile a top-tier, talented blue-liner comes along and takes junior hockey by storm. Whether it’s his skill set, charisma, or propensity for the big moment, these players are few and far between. That defenceman leading up to this summer’s 2020 NHL Entry Draft, is Jamie Drysdale. Let’s take a deep dive and examine one of hockey’s most coveted prospects. Continue reading
Craig Petter | May 15th, 2020
“My dad always said: ‘a centreman’s job is to disperse the puck, share it…’”
High school physics teachers usually deploy the word ‘dispersion’ in reference to refracting light through a prism, where a single beam scatters into multicolored spurts. The process projects a rainbow because dispersion shows the individual wavelengths swirling within the single white light so they gleam and glitter on their own.
Craig Petter | May 12th, 2020
“Domi flips it high… Selanne goes after it! Teemu Selanne breaks in, he scores!”
Listen closely to fuzzy replays of that goal from March 2, 1993, and you just might hear the sound of gunshots. Winnipeg Jets phenom Teemu Selanne burns past two paralyzed Quebec Nordiques defencemen, flips a loose puck over a lunging Stephane Fiset and pick, pack, pock; three distinct cracks ring out to suit the equally thunderous occasion. After all, Selanne just netted his 54th goal to surpass Mike Bossy’s previous rookie goal-scoring record.
Dale Money | May 5th, 2020
Valeri Kamensky has a very full and fascinating Ice Hockey story. Born and bred in the town of Voskresensk Russia. It’s a town in which several former NHL players were born, including Igor Larionov, Vyacheslav Kozlov, and Andrei Markov. Known as one of the more dynamic players during his generation, he was a fluid skater along with being an adept passer and skills man. Kamensky’s infamous mid-air spinning goal on John Vanbiesbrouck, would, in fact, be added as the intro to the EA video game NHL 98. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | May 4th, 2020
One of the finest Swedish hockey players of all-time appears in the form of Peter Forsberg. As a player, Forsberg was a superstar power-forward with an incredible skill set. A proven winner, Forsberg is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion and member of the Triple Gold Club (Olympic Gold, World Championship, and Stanley Cup). Hockey fans all around the world have adored both his on-ice vision and elite style of play. Let’s rewind and enjoy a “blast from the past” by taking a closer look at the life and playing career of Peter Forsberg. Continue reading
Craig Petter | April 30th, 2020
“Iginla- Crosby- Scores!”
Hints of both irony and tragedy tint the moment where Jarome Iginla engraved his name on the slab of Olympic hockey history in 2010. First, as the most gifted goal-scorer of his generation, Iginla ironically helped seal Canada’s gold-medal victory with an assist instead of potting the puck himself. Plus, in rather a heartbreaking retrospect, the longstanding Calgary Flames captain experienced the greatest triumph of his career while wearing a different shade of red. Although he never hoisted the Stanley Cup himself, Jarome Iginla enjoyed a lengthy spell of both NHL and international superstardom that deserves a second glance. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 30th, 2020
Next up in our “Blast from the Past” series is a Hall of Fame defenseman. Graceful, intelligent, smooth-skating, soft-spoken, and a heck of a hockey player. These are just some of the many words used to describe NHL legend and Hall-of-Fame defenseman, Scott Niedermayer. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 30th, 2020
Over the last 15-20 years, the United States has seen a surge of talented, American-born hockey players. From Mike Richter, Tony Amonte, Jamie Langenbrunner, Bill Guerin, Pat LaFontaine, Brian Leetch, Patrick Kane, Ryan Suter, Auston Matthews, and Jack Eichel, the U.S. presence in the National Hockey League continues to rise at a steady rate. Enter Livonia, Michigan native, Mike Modano, and you have perhaps the cream of the crop of USA hockey. Let’s take a closer look at the NHL career of Mike Modano and the road he paved for the next generation of hockey players south of the Canadian border. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 29th, 2020
The Colorado Avalanche are one of the most youthfully exuberant, skilled, and exciting teams in the National Hockey League. They’re explosive, well-rounded and have some of the best players in the show playing for their team with the likes of Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen, and rookie phenom, Cale Makar. Before the NHL hit the pause button due to the COVOD-19 pandemic, the Avs posted a 42-20-8 record through 70 games and sat two points behind the Central Division leaders, St. Louis Blues. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 28th, 2020
Detroit, Michigan (aka Hockeytown U.S.A). After qualifying for the playoffs for an NHL-record 25 consecutive seasons, the Detroit Red Wings have fallen on some tough times recently. Long gone are the days of Steve Yzerman (as a player), Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, and many others who have donned the white and red of Detroit. Right now, the state of the Red Wings franchise is in a full-out rebuild.
The 2019-20 version of the Detroit Red Wings sits in last place overall in the NHL standings with an abysmal 17-49-5 record. All eyes in Detroit are on Steve Yzerman, a hall-of-Famer during his playing days, as he attempts to steer the ship in the right direction. For starters, Yzerman is slated to have a top-5 selection at the upcoming 2020 NHL Entry Draft. In addition, the Red Wings also have a fairly deep prospect pool with several players on the cusp of everyday NHL jobs. Let’s dive in and take a closer look at who these prospects are and what impact they can have at the NHL level.
Number 3: Jared McIsaac, Defenseman, Halifax Mooseheads/Moncton Wildcats (WMJHL)
Jared McIsaac starts us off at number three. What a talent the Red Wings have here! Drafted in the second round, 36th overall back at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, McIsaac has seen his game blossom over the past few seasons. During this past year’s IHF 2020 World Junior Hockey Championship, McIsaac showed posied, discipline, maturity, and an elite skillset helping his native country of Canada win the Gold Medal.
McIsaac is a smooth skater who loves to carry the puck. He also has a real good presence and active stick in his own end. The Truro, Nova Scotia product currently plays for the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) after being traded earlier in the year from the Halifax Mooseheads. McIsaac is a solid all-around defender who has a very bright future ahead of him. The Red Wings have themselves a real find with Jared McIsaac.
Number 2: Joe Veleno, Center, Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
Montreal native, Joe Veleno is next up on our list at number two. After posting one goal and five assists in seven games during this past year’s World Junior tournament, Joe Veleno is poised for stardom at the NHL level. Last season with the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the QMJHL, Veleno had a season for the ages posting 42 goals and 104 points in just 59 games.
When you look at Veleno as both a person and player, there is just so much to adore. He’s an excellent skater, cool with the puck on his stick, and is so unselfish. Veleno has all the makings of a fantastic athlete with a real keen eye for the ice. At just 2 years of age, Veleno plays a solid two-way game, and possess superb puck skills that he uses on each and every shift. The Red Wings have high hopes for the youngster, who they selected in the first round, 30th overall during the 2018 NHL Draft. Veleno should step right into the NHL next season and should help re0ignited the passionate fan base in Detroit Michigan.
Number 1: Moritz Seider, Defenseman, Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
Moritz Seider wins the top prize as the best prospect on the Detroit Red Wings. Blessed with a big, strong physique (6’4, 210 lbs), Seider is the crown jewel in the Red Wings organization on so many different levels. Seider is an elite skater with excellent agility and edgework (keep in mind he’s 6’4), who sees the ice extremely well. In his own end, Seider uses his size and wit to escape trouble and makes smooth transitions from defense to offense.
Seider was a stand out during the 2020 World Junior tournament as he captained his native country of Germany. Seider is reliable, a born leader, and makes few errors throughout the course of the game even at the tender age of 19. The Wings have been thrilled with his development, overall mobility, and his approach to each and every game. Detroit has its linchpins on defense with both Moritz Seider and Jared McIsaac. The future is looking bright in Mo-town.
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Joel Dorcas | April 28th, 2020
Nicknamed the “moose” because of his large frame and presence on the ice, Mark Messier will go down in NHL history as the ultimate team-leader and captain. Many will regard him as one of the best of all-time in any sport. His likeness will be forever referenced to when teams start building Championship Franchises. Let’s throw it back to the ’80s and ’90s and take a closer look at Mark “Moose” Messier. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 28th, 2020
Los Angeles, California. The City of Angels. The current home of Lebron (aka King James and the Los Angeles Kings hockey team. The last few years have seen the transition of the L.A. Kings into a team that’s building for the future. A far cry from their “glory years”, Los Angeles is turning the page. They are making headway for a new (and improved) era on the ice. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 27th, 2020
For a team that’s missed the playoffs for the past seven seasons, there sure is a lot of optimism surrounding the Arizona Coyotes. To begin with, there’s a new owner in town. His name? Alex Meruelo, who’s brought a new outlook to the hockey operations department down in Glendale. In addition, there’s general manager John Chayka, who brought the likes of Taylor Hall and Phil Kessel to the desert with hopes of gaining some semblance of hockey relevancy. Head coach Rick Tocchet heads the list as one of the most innovative and well-respected coaches in the National Hockey League. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 27th, 2020
After an up-and-down last few seasons in the City of Brotherly Love that saw the team miss the postseason in four of the last seven years, the Philadelphia Flyers seemed to have found their “mojo” in 2019-20. This mojo appears in the form of the perfect balance of youth, good coaching, veteran leadership, and a stud goaltender. Mix these all together and you had a team on the path to the NHL playoffs before the NHL hit the pause button due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 25th, 2020
It’s been five seasons since the Buffalo Sabres drafted Massachusetts-born star centerman, Jack Eichel, second overall during the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. One pick behind Connor McDavid, who many tout as the very best hockey player in the world today. Eichel has been spectacular in a Sabres uniform and has been one of the most dominant players in the NHL. However, Eichel needs help, and lots of it if the Sabres are to make some noise and finally clinch a postseason berth in a very competitive Eastern Conference. Are reinforcements on the way in the Queen City?
Dom Lunardo | April 24th, 2020
From 2010-2015, the Chicago Blackhawks won three Stanley Cups and were widely regarded as one of the best pro sports teams in North America. Names like Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Corey Crawford, Marian Hossa, and Brent Seabrook stole the headlines night after night in Chi-town. However, even after a dynasty as such, what goes up, ultimately comes down, and this didn’t escape the Blackhawks.
Dom Lunardo | April 21st, 2020
“You really don’t remember, was it something that he said? Are the voices in your head calling, Gloria?”. What a team. Amazing moment for the St. Louis Blues during their 2019 Stanley Cup Triumph, the first cup in the franchise’s history. It’s been a long time coming for the Blues and their passionate fan base out in the Midwest, but it all came together in mesmerizing fashion during the 2018-19 campaign. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 20th, 2020
If someone were to ask me seven to eight years ago if the National Hockey League would ever put a team in Vegas, I’d probably laugh. Low and behold the NHL now has a team in Las Vegas. In just three short seasons, the Golden Knights have taken the league by storm. As they say at T-Mobile Arena, home of the Knights…“Vegassss, itsss knighttt Timmeee”. Continue reading
Joel Dorcas | April 19th, 2020
There aren’t many organizations in the NHL who are as set up for success as the Tampa Bay Lightning are for right now and the future. The Bolts have a core locked up for the next few seasons that are as talented as any other in the league. Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos, Brayden Point, Victor Hedman, Ryan McDonagh, and Andrei Vasilevskiy lead the way for this Ultra-talented group.
Dom Lunardo | April 19th, 2020
Anaheim, California. Although certainly not a traditional hockey hot-bed, Lord Stanley was raised here during the 2006-07 season. Fast forward nearly 14 seasons later, and that Ducks team without question looks much different. That so-called “Death Valley”, California road trip, has a whole new persona behind it with the drop in the play of the San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, and Anaheim Ducks. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 18th, 2020
Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang. Not only are these three all future Hall-of-Famers, but they also represent the core of the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team. When hockey fans think of the Penguins, their first thought is usually that of Sidney Crosby (aka Sid the Kid), and why wouldn’t it be? Crosby is an integral part of the city of Pittsburgh, and one of the most respected and celebrated players in the National Hockey League. Simply put, there’s been something special about the Pens since Crosby entered the league 15 years ago. Continue reading
Joel Dorcas | April 17th, 2020
What an interesting season it has been for the supposedly rebuilding New York Rangers. The February 24th trade deadline has come and gone and the team comes to terms with power forward Chris Kreider for $45.5 M over seven years. The Rangers obviously see themselves as competitors in the race with a record of 32-24-4, It was once a foregone conclusion that Kreider was going to be traded. Not now. The Blue Shirts are in it for the here and now and the future. Let’s take a closer look at some players who are likely to join a team destined to make some noise in the ultra-competitive Eastern Conference. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 17th, 2020
Mathew Barzal, Josh Bailey, Devon Toews, Ryan Pulock, Anthony Beauvillier, and Jean-Gabriel Pageau. These are just some of the names that make up a pretty good hockey team in the New York Islanders. on the New York Islanders hockey club. When the face of the franchise, John Tavares left for Toronto last summer (yes, Islander fans are probably still ruing over it to this day), not many expected the team to play as well as they did. The days of the“run and gun” Islanders have been replaced by a solid four-line team, that can break a game open with their skill. In just a few short seasons, the islanders have morphed into one of the most exciting teams in the National Hockey League. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 16th, 2020
When you think of the Washington Capitals one thing comes to mind, and that’s “The Great 8”, Alex Ovechkin. For the past 15+ seasons, “Ovie” has been the face of the Capitals franchise with 700+ goals to his name. Quite simply, Ovechkin is one of the single-greatest goalscorers in the history of the National Hockey League. He’s consistently dominant, feared amongst opponents, lethal all over the ice, and awakened a fan base in D.C. that was rather dormant before his arrival back in 2005-06. Oh, and let’s not forget that Ovechkin also spearheaded the team to their first Stanley Cup triumph two seasons ago after years and years of playoff shortcomings and disappointments. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 15th, 2020
The Columbus Blue Jackets…the team that sent shock waves across the National Hockey League. It’s been just about 12 full months to the day since the Columbus Blue Jackets pulled off perhaps one of the biggest upsets in NHL history. During last spring’s first-round matchup against the heavily-favored (and President’s Trophy-winning) Tampa Bay Lighting, the Jackets went on to sweep the Bolts four games to zero. An encounter for the ages saw the Blue Jackets knock off a Lightning team that accumulated 128 points during the regular season. Absolutely unbelievable. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 14th, 2020
When you look at the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team, one thing comes to mind: Togetherness. Over the last couple of seasons, the Hurricanes, perhaps better than any other franchise has established that its the Canes and then there are 30 other NHL franchises. Whether it’s the post-game “storm surges”, the intense roar of the red and white-covered crowd from PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, or their ability to play hard game after game, the Hurricanes, without question, have some special brewing. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 13th, 2020
The New Jersey Devils as an organization had high expectations for themselves heading into the 2019-20 campaign. After landing the P.K. Subban, Wayne Simmonds, Nikita Gusev, and Jack Hughes, who the Devils selected with the first-overall pick in last summer’s draft, things were looking quite positive for a Devils fan base, two seasons removed from their last postseason berth. Ray Shero, who was the Devils general manager at the time had added some integral pieces with hopes of competing for a spot in the postseason by mid-April. Sadly for Shero, and the entire Devils team, the 2019-20 season has been an unmitigated disaster on almost every level. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 12th, 2020
“One day our Jets will fly again” For fans of the Winnipeg Jets from all across Canada, that phrase loomed large when the team sadly relocated to Phoenix, Arizona at the end of the 1995-96 season. 16 years later, the Jets (and their newly ignited fan base) made their triumphant return to the National Hockey League during the 2011-12 season. That infamous phrase was at the forefront once again in the eyes of hockey fans in Winnipeg: ”One day our Jets will fly again”. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 11th, 2020
When the puck dropped on the 2019-20 National Hockey League season, few could have predicted how the first few months would unfold for the Calgary Flames and their passionate fan base. An up and down, inconsistent start to the season that saw the Flames go 10-12-3, was completely overshadowed in large part due to allegations surrounding Akim Aliu and Bill Peters which shocked the hockey world. Within a span of 5 days, Peters won OUT as head coach following his resignation, and Geoff Ward was brought in as interim head coach to right the ship. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 10th, 2020
The Oil City/City of Champions has seen its fair share of talent over the past 41 years. We’re all familiar with the all-time greats such as Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Glenn Anderson, Paul Coffey, Mark Messier, and several others. The Oilers also own the luxury of having none other than both Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl donning the blue, white, and orange of Edmonton. As a tandem, McDavid, and Draisaitl can do it all and have become the most lethal 1-2 punch in the National Hockey League by a country mile. Both 29 and 97 represents everything positive in the city of Edmonton and their strong play has ignited a fan-base that was rather dormant for long, long stretches over the past decade Continue reading
Vancouver, British Columbia. Where the mountains meet the ocean, and breathtaking landscapes and scenery are in abundance. This beautiful city located in the heartland of Western Canada is also home to the Vancouver Canucks. Over the past few seasons, things have been anything but roses and unicorns in the city of Vancouver. Long departed are the Sedin brothers (Daniel and Henrik) who together spent the better part of 17 seasons in a Canucks uniform. The team has seen a fundamental shift in personnel both on and off the ice to a squad built around skill, speed, charisma, grit and youthful exuberance. Continue reading
Joel Dorcas | April 5th, 2020
Time to wrap this list up. these guys are my top five but by no means is this the defining list. More than likely this list can be added to just like the other series, so feel free to add your favorites. Let’s get to it and find out who is the league’s best players based on their salaries!￼ Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 4th, 2020
Back in the 80s-90s, if an older gentleman walked into a barbershop in Toronto, and it took 30 minutes to get a haircut, chances are that he would spend five minutes talking about politics and the other 25 minutes talking about hockey. It’s instances and stories from the old days that without question fully embody what it means to be a fan of one of the most iconic franchises in NHL history, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Continue reading
Joel Dorcas | April 4th, 2020
Thank you to everyone who checked out my Top 10 Worst Contracts. If you didn’t get the chance, you can still check them out here: Top 10 Worst Contracts in the NHL (Part One)and here: Top 10 Worst Contracts in the NHL (Part Two). Now it’s on to players that have lived up to their contracts and then some. Let’s start it off with 10th to 6th. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | April 3rd, 2020
The Montreal Canadiens remain one of the most famous and recognizable franchises in the National Hockey League. We’ve all heard the names who have donned the white, red, and blue “Tricolore” of Montreal and marveled at icons such as Maurice Richard, Jean Beliveau, Patrick Roy, Henri Richard, Guy Lafleur, and Yvan Cournoyer. Fast forward a generation (or two), to the current crop of players on the “Habs” with the likes of Max Domi, Carey Price, Tomas Tatar, and Shea Weber. Although these are all pretty good pieces, they’re a far cry from the “good old days” that so many Canadiens from across Canada and the United States were accustomed to during the 1970s.
Joel Dorcas | April 2nd, 2020
On to Part Two, the really bad ones, these seem to be more obvious if you compare them to the first installment, which you can check out here
Feel free to comment with any contracts you feel should be on this list, Thanks! Continue reading
Joel Dorcas | April 1st, 2020
After digging deep into the upcoming Unrestricted Free Agent class the idea came about to explore and rank current contracts in a list of top 10 best and worst. Today we will kick it off with the worst contracts starting with 10 to six. Part Two will follow with fifth to absolute worst. All contract figures are pulled from capfriendly.com. Continue reading
Joel Dorcas | March 31, 2020
Jumbo Joe, once upon a time, an elite playmaking center who filled the scoresheet regularly, refuses to call it quits. His longing desire to capture the ultimate trophy, the Stanley Cup has put retirement on pause. At the ripe age of 40 years old, 22 seasons deep, the window should be shut on that dream. Not on Joe’s watch, he’s set on playing for at least a few more years. Will the Sharks bother to even offer a contract? Is there a fit for Thornton on a cup contender next year? Let’s take a closer look at the situation for 2005-2006 league MVP and six-time all-star Joe Thornton. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo| March 31st, 2020
Redefining the concept of the backup goaltender position at the National Hockey League Level. This seems like a job (best-suited) for….Jaroslav Halak of the Boston Bruins. It’s the old adage, “It’s never easy being a backup goaltender in the NHL”. When you take into consideration the lack of overall playing time, “catering” to the starter, and both the mental and physical demands of having to be 100% prepared to enter any game at the drop of a hat can be quite the daunting task. It’s also a typical and overwhelming feat for 31 goaltenders across the league. But as they say, “it comes with the territory”.
Dom Lunardo | March 30th, 2020
Belarusian-American, now that’s quite the unusual combination for an NHL player now, isn’t it? Minnesota Wild centerman, Alex Galchenyuk was American-born (Milwaukee, Wisconsin to be exact), but of Belarusian descent when he was drafted third overall by the Montreal Canadiens during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Up to this point in his career, few would attest to the fact that Galchenyuk’s high-level skill set, speed, and ability to make plays are all part of his arsenal. The single largest issue facing the talented forward, however, remains his inconsistent play, which undoubtedly seems to follow Galchenyuk everywhere he goes at the NHL level.
Dom Lunardo | March 29th, 2020
Participant in the CHL Top Prospects Game, NHL All-Star, and a Stanley Cup Winner with the Los Angeles Kings in 2014. These are just some of the career accolades for current Vancouver Canucks forward Tyler Toffoli. Excitement was in abundance when Jim Benning, General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks, pulled off the trade that brought Toffoli to the west coach back on February 17. Benning and his management team knew they were getting not only a great player on the ice but an even better person off it. For a Canucks team that was right in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race when the NHL hit the “pause” button due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canucks fans quickly recognized that Toffoli was going to be a very important piece of the puzzle. Continue reading
Joel Dorcas | March 29th, 2020
The Vancouver Canucks have made some big strides this season. Almost an afterthought to be in the playoff picture this late, Van-city finds themselves smack-dab in the race for third place in the Pacific Division. Leading the charge is, last line of defense, 2020 all-star goaltender, Jacob Markstrom. The 11-year vet has had his fair share of ups and downs over his career. This year, however, the pendulum is shifting in his favor. Markstrom is now revered as one of the league’s top backstops. He will now enter Free Agency at an optimal time. Let’s dissect the situation and find out what could be in store for the 30-year-old native of Gavle Sweden. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | March 28th, 2020
Every once in a while, the hockey world is blessed with a player who possesses an incredible skill set, flare for the dramatic, and sheer, raw talent. That player, and the focus of this article, is none other than the native from Tver, Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk. Continue reading