Capital Coup

So the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone. This one was a yawner. Not as many deals as usual and those that were made lacked significance for the most part. The big winner this year is the Washington Capitals. FEBRUARY 27: St. Louis Blues trade D Kevin Shattenkirk and G Pheonix Copley to

Sunday Slap Shots

As I enjoy the Sabres v Canucks tonight, it just reminds me of the pitiful scheduling the NHL has these days. I don’t know why the changes over the years, but I much preferred the heavy rotation being Wednesday-Friday-Sunday. Nowadays Tuesday is the busiest night of the week. When has anyone said, “oh boy Tuesday

Remparts versus Sags

Sunday afternoon the Chicoutimi Saguenéens visited Quebec for a QMJHL matinee. The first 2 periods saw the Sags score once each frame and stake a 2-0 lead, but the home squad came back with 2 in the third to force overtime.  The 3-3 OT saw many chances, most by the Remparts, and at the 4:10

Remparts versus Tigres

Friday night the Victoriaville Tigres came to Quebec City to play the Remparts in QMJHL action. It was an entertaining game that ended in a 3-2 Tigres victory.  The top prospect in the game was Maxime Comtois of Victoriaville, rated in the top-10 for the 2017 NHL draft.  He was deployed in all situations, seeing

Series Finale

The final game of the Canada / Russia Series was tonight and Team QMJHL beat Russia for the second time in three nights. Notable players that had good games this week include several that I will see this weekend in Quebec City. Maxime Comtois of the Victoriaville Tigres opened and closed the scoring with 2 goals

Birthday Scouting Trip

This weekend I am headed off to Quebec City to take in a couple of Remparts games and enjoy the beautiful city for my birthday. Friday the Remparts take on the Victoriaville Tigres and Sunday sees the Chicoutimi Saguenéens come to town. The most intriguing prospect on display will be Maxime Comtois of the Victoriaville

Tournament Time for the NHL?

With the 2016 World Cup of Hockey complete we can look back on a successful tournament for the NHL and the players. There is much to talk about with the actual event itself, but I have one idea that I have been talking about for years that this event perfectly illustrates. The topic is putting

Thanks Shawn, plus splitting hairs

Thanks to Shawn Roarke of NHL.com @sroarke_nhl for challenging my initial Tweet on Christian Dvorak. I did initially say “college numbers” in reference to Dvorak’s career, when of course he played junior. It was a case of green jersey transference. My mind saw a player winning a spring championship in a green jersey on a

Jimmy Hat

The GM of the Penguins pulled off another Stanley Cup championship for the Pens franchise and his personal resume, yet I wonder if Jim Rutherford is lucky or good.  In his 20 years as GM of the Hartford/Carolina franchise he did win a Stanely Cup right in the middle of his tenure. That 2005-06 Hurricanes

Summer on Ice

Past the drama of the draft and the flurry of free agency, we now sit in late July with the major excitement being the anticipation of arbitration hearings. Will he or won’t he, avoid arbitration that is? With Mike Milbury working on TV and Tommy Salo back home in Sweden we are unlikely to be