ESPN Will you care about the men's Olympic hockey tournament if neither NHL nor KHL players can participate? Greg Wyshynski: Admittedly, the Olympic men's hockey tournaments that have involved NHL players have been absolutely extraordinary. Imagine the NHL All-Star Game, except instead of winning
The NHL had already decided to skip the 2018 Games. The KHL’s potential absence in light of the IOC’s ruling could drain the talent pool even further, but hard-core hockey fans will still find compelling action and storylines to savor.
The NHL Officials Association went above and beyond for a young boy with aspirations of becoming a referee when he grows up. Reddit user Jowilant said her son Ben, who’s in Grade 3, emailed the association to ask some questions about the profession. He not only received a response from referee Tom Chmielewski, but was […]
Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo’s sudden illness was one of the season’s most disturbing stories. In early April, Okposo was admitted to the Neuro Surgical ICU at Buffalo General Hospital. Details on his condition were scant, with then-Sabres coach Dan Bylsma saying he was “very concerned” about Okposo. Kyle Okposo suffered a concussion, according to […]
The Washington Capitals finally took care of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL playoffs, while the Ottawa Senators also advanced. After six very long, nerve-wracking games, the Capitals edged the Maple Leafs 2-1 after overtime on Sunday to complete a 4-2 series win. Marcus Johansson's second goal of game six came six minutes, 31 […]
When the Buffalo Sabres announced that winger Kyle Okposo had been suddenly and mysteriously admitted to the neuro intensive care unit at Buffalo General Medical Center, the hockey world was rocked. To hear Dan Bylsma say on Wednesday that he was “very concerned” about Okposo left us all feeling the same way.
Concerning news out of Buffalo on Wednesday night. Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has been hospitalized in intensive care and is undergoing tests due to an undetermined illness, according to the Associated Press. Earlier in the day, head coach Dan Bylsma said he was “very concerned” about his player’s health, announcing that Okposo wouldn’t play against […]
Alex Ovechkin isn't budging. Jonathan Toews is preparing for a possible showdown with owners. Justin Faulk is just plain angry that the NHL pulled the plug on the Olympics.
Jonathan Toews is preparing for a possible showdown with owners. Justin Faulk is just plain angry that the NHL pulled the plug on the Olympics. A day after the NHL said that it will not participate in the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, disappointed players hit the ice Tuesday and tried to understand how […]
DECEMBER 29: Head coach Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins watches the action during an NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres at the KeyBank Center on December 29, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. ‘Gotcha questions’ are not allowed in Claude Julien’s press scrums. This time they held a shutout against the Chicago Blackhawks until 1:26 […]
Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner took care of business against his former team already once this season and will look to do so again when the Ottawa Senators come to town Wednesday night. Lehner is hitting his stride after missing one week earlier this season due to illness. In the 2-1 victory over Ottawa on […]
If it’s a problem for somebody else, it’s not my problem,” said Laine, taken second overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2016 NHL Draft last June. Before the draft, Laine made the case that he was better than Auston Matthews, selected first overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs, both in words and in action.