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Teemu Pulkkinen Gets Long-Awaited Call-Up to Detroit

When you think of a signature shot, you think Brett Hull. Tremendous scoring ability? Jarri Kurri. Combining a wicked shot with an uncanny scoring ability? You have Teemu Pulkkinen. While comparisons to either of these players are very premature at the NHL level, Pulkkinen has a background and potential to make it a conversation. The 23-year old was taken 111th…

Anaheim Ducks v Montreal Canadiens

Former Habs Captain and Finnish Legend Saku Koivu Retires

“Looking back at my 22 years of pro hockey, first in Finland and then in the NHL, I feel truly blessed and fulfilled. I have been contemplating retirement for quite some time and am very confident in my decision at this time and place.” And so, with those words released in a statement via the NHLPA today, 39-year-old Saku Koivu has…

Paul Kariya skates on the ice with the puck

The Best of the Rest: Anaheim Ducks – Paul Kariya

Welcome to LWOS’ Summer Hockey Series, Best of the Rest.  Plenty of sites do a version of a 30 greats in 30 days series, but this year we are doing something a little bit different.  We want to look at the best player from each team who is not in the Hockey Hall Of Fame.  In order to do this…


Canada Golden Once More

Canada’s Men’s Hockey Team is Golden once again, successfully defending the 2010 Championship with a 3-0 win over Sweden in today’s gold medal game.  The Canadian team put on a defensive clinic with the strong goaltending of Carey Price, the exceptional play of Drew Doughty, Shea Weber, Duncan Keith, Alex Pietrangelo, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, and Jay Bouwmeester on defence, and the…

Tuukka Rask

Sochi Preview: With Key Forwards Missing; Goaltending is Key for Finland

Finland’s men’s hockey team took home Bronze in the Vancouver Games four years ago and they want more.  The medal gave Finland their third medal (1 silver and 2 bronze) since NHL players began competing in the games in the 1998 Nagano Games.  The three medals are the most of any country.  Getting more will be tough though especially after…

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