Sabres prepared to defe...

You can’t say the Sabres haven’t won anything. They enter this year’s Traverse City Prospect Tournament as the defending champions after their triumph in 2011. Buffalo’s title defense was delayed after last season’s lockout and they may benefit from the delay as they are...

Hockey Fitness: Summer ...

Now that we’re officially in the dog days of summer, you’ve probably had plenty of time to spend at the beach, hanging with friends and possibly getting some ice from time to time with friends or even rec teams. But with summer heading towards the finish and tryouts and the regular...

Predicting the 2014 USA...

As time continues to tick down towards the opening ceremonies at the 2014 Winter Olympics, hockey fans are gaining more interest in which players will be representing their country at the Sochi Games. After an impressive and surprising silver medal effort in Vancouver, the United States...

As draft passes, focus ...

It didn’t take long for things to get squirrely at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Pick number two brought the first curveball of the day as the Florida Panthers opted to select Sasha Barkov second overall behind Nathan MacKinnon. That selected bucked the assumed train of thought of MacKinnon...

On the Ice: Bauer IMS 9...

One very interesting development this year was Bauer’s acquisition of the Messier helmet line. The agreement brought the Messier line’s groundbreaking SEVEN technology to an already well received family of Bauer helmets. In addition to the IMS 11 and IMS 7.0, there are fingerprints...