As his overjoyed teammates raced to hug family members after hoisting the Memorial Cup high above their heads, 2011 NHL Entry Draft top prospect Tomas Jurco picked up his iPhone and dialled home to Slovakia. “I already called my Mom — she was happy,” said Jurco moments after the championship win, amidst a circus of [...]
Responsible puck-moving defencemen are a dime a dozen in the NHL these days. Not a week goes by during the regular season without the mention of how valuable they are to a team’s breakout, power-play and in-play subtleties. Nathan Beaulieu, a recent Memorial Cup champion and All-Star with the Saint John Sea Dogs, is knocking [...]
It was February 15, 2011, when Theoren Fleury glided off the ice for a short breather during intermission at a charity old-timers’ hockey game. In a dim hallway, the Stanley Cup andOlympic champion calmly addressed local media types about the impact Playing With Fire(2009) has had on his life. “I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into when I [...]
With his name engraved on the Memorial Cup two times over the last four years, Ryan Ellis is certainly familiar with playing top-calibre hockey in the month of May. To date, the Nashville Predators prospect has tackled virtually every on-ice challenge thrown his way, whether it has been internationally with Team Canada or with his home squad, theWindsor Spitfires. Just recently, [...]
Robert Cecil Cole, or Bob Cole, is a walking mystery. His resume says he should have called his last hockey game a decade-and-a-half-ago when he was a member of the 1996 Hockey Hall of Fame induction class. Despite all odds though, the time-tested media industry veteran has yet to hang up the microphone for good – [...]
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