Today in Hockey History: Miracle on Ice

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Hockey is back! Normally we’d be closing in on the NHL trade deadline for the final push of the season. However, we’re in a different world. Last Word on Hockey is still going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that […] READ MORE



NHL, NHLPA Announce No World Cup of Hockey 2020

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The NHL and NHL Players Association have announced that there will be no World Cup of Hockey in 2020. Both sides made the announcement on Wednesday after a meeting. NHL statement regarding today’s meeting with the NHLPA: pic.twitter.com/ciNYW7knDj — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 16, 2019 No World Cup of Hockey 2020 The league and […] READ MORE


Flashback Friday: 1998 Olympic Men’s Hockey

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When the “Tournament of the Champions” began at the 1998 Olympic games in Nagano, Japan, Team Canada and Team USA were the heavy favourites to capture Gold medals for their countries. It was the first time in the history of the Olympics, the NHL had shut down during the games, to allow countries the opportunity […] READ MORE


Olympic Games: A Unique Scouting Opportunity

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As the 2018 Winter Olympic games quickly approach, we are reminded over and over that National Hockey League players are not attending. This will be the first time it has happened in over 20 years, and the game has changed a lot since then. Besides the many rules and stylistic changes, the off-ice element has […] READ MORE


Retired NHL Referee Kerry Fraser Announces He Has Cancer

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Retired NHL Referee Kerry Fraser announced today that he has an incurable form of cancer. His announcement came via a story on NHL.com. In support of the Hockey Fights Cancer month. He stated in the story that, “The NHL has given me a vehicle to help others with its Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.” The 65-year-old […] READ MORE




AHL-Only Contracts Could be Going to 2018 Winter Olympics

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Elliotte Friedman reported today that there is still a possibility that professional hockey players in North America could be going to the 2018 Winter Olympics. However, those professionals aren’t going to be coming from the NHL. Report: AHL-Only Contracts Could be Going to Olympics The news from Friedman states that AHL-only contracts could be loaned […] READ MORE