Interview with Jack Han on Hockey Tactics and Chaos

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Jack Han understands that hockey is a game of chaos. Players are dropped into the middle of it to get through as best they can. Ideally, they maximize it on the attack and reduce it on defence. The job of coaches is to teach them how to do this. Chaos in Hockey with Jack Han […] READ MORE


Artyom Grushnikov Scouting Report: 2021 NHL Draft #70

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Prokhor Poltapov Scouting Report: 2021 NHL Draft #48

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Daniil Chayka Scouting Report: 2021 NHL Draft #20

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Gagarin Cup: Complete Guide to the KHL Conference Quarter-Finals

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The road to the KHL’s Gagarin Cup is set, with sixteen teams from Europe’s premier hockey competition battling for supremacy in the post-season. Like all things during the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s competition will look a little bit different to usual. Finland’s Jokerit Helsinki, the fifth seed in the Western Conference, has conceded home advantage and […] READ MORE


The Additions and Departures from the Minnesota Wild Roster

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On October 9, teams and players alike flocked to their phones to forge a path to the future. Whether they sought long-term homes or bet on themselves to succeed, free agents across the NHL negotiated new contracts to find future homes with new teams. Despite the chaos of the first day, Wild general manager Bill […] READ MORE


Hockey Hall of Fame Misses With Alexander Mogilny Snub

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Selecting members for any class of the Hockey Hall of Fame is always a difficult task. However, it shouldn’t take 12 times for Alexander Mogilny to make the vaunted halls. The former Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, New Jersey Devils and Toronto Maple Leafs forward didn’t get elected when Wednesday’s class was announced. Marian Hossa, Jarome […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens Sign Alexander Romanov

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed defenceman Alexander Romanov to a three-year entry-level deal. The 20-year-old was playing with CSKA Moscow in Russia’s KHL but with that league cancelling play, he seized the chance to play in North America. Due to the NHL season currently being on pause, the start date of the contract has yet […] READ MORE


Anton Slepyshev quits Edmonton Oilers for KHL

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There were hints that he would be leaving as early as this January. At that time it was rumoured that the Edmonton Oilers had plans to trade Anton Slepyshev. Later, an April  “Goodbye America” Instagram post swept away most doubts. Now it is official – Anton Slepyshev has quit the Oilers and opted to return to the […] READ MORE


Ak Bars Kazan wins KHL’s Gagarin Cup

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Russia’s Ak Bars Kazan won the Kontinental Hockey League’s Gagarin Cup final against CSKA Moscow on Sunday. This was the third Gagarin Cup victory in the team’s history. The team won the title in the KHL’s first two seasons but hasn’t won since. With three cups, Ak Bars topped HC Dynamo Moscow, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, and […] READ MORE