Predicting the Olympic ...

The Olympic break is finally upon us and, depending on logistics, could be the last Olympics that features NHL players representing their countries. Each team will have fairly limited practice time given the short time period between the NHL break and beginning of the Olympic tournament....

Choosing between a cage...

All players get to the point when they have the opportunity to choose between a cage and a shield (or no facial protection). Typically that time is when you reach adult recreational leagues. Most adult leagues allow anyone over the age of 18 to play, which means that when players reach 18...

Sabres decision on Grig...

Mikhail Grigorenko’s initial decision to refuse this assignment to Quebec was the newest chapter in the winding tale of his poorly managed development with the Sabres. The genesis of the awkward situation – the refusal to report to Quebec, the Facebook comment asking for time to think...

Tips for picking out go...

Not that long ago Bauer introduced the Vapor XXX composite goal stick to the market and forever changed the landscape of that particular niche of goaltending equipment. While a few other entries served as a precursor to the Vapor, there wasn’t much out there in terms of a non-wood goal...

Murray’s track record s...

With Tim Murray named the new General Manager for the Sabres, the front office makeover has been completed nearly two months after it began with the introduction of Ted Nolan and Pat LaFontaine. LaFontaine’s extensive search for a GM ran through a gamut of candidates before landing on...

Ranking the Winter Clas...

I’m a freak for goalie equipment. I’d die to have unlimited access to different paint jobs, custom pads and the like. That’s what makes the NHL’s annual outdoor games so awesome. There have been some pretty cool masks and gear sets used since the first Winter Classic in Buffalo...

Bauer OD1N Ice Hockey G...

Never before has there been a public display of the technological capabilities of a hockey company like Bauer displayed on December 19. Bauer unveiled the OD1N equipment line that is going to officially be put on display during the 2014 Winter Olympics by some of the world’s best...

What They’re Wearing: A...

Alex Ovechkin is one of the most electric playmakers in the NHL today. He’s perhaps the most pure goal scorer amongst the league’s elite and he is one of the few players that opponents need to keep an eye on at all times when he’s on the ice. He’s also a player who is very focused...