Kopitar vs. Ovechkin at Super Skills Event

In a few short hours the second wave of this year’s NHL All Star Weekend will get underway with the popular Super Skills Competition.
Team captains Nicklas Lidstrom and Eric Staal met with Brendan Shanahan, NHL Vice President of Hockey and Business Development, earlier this morning to determine which of their players would participate in each […]

NHL All Star Game Mock Draft with Anze Kopitar

In a little less than an hour, hockey fans everywhere will be treated to something truly unique.  This year’s NHL All Star teams will be selected by Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit Red Wings) and Eric Staal (Carolina Hurricanes) in a live television draft.
The pre-event storylines are abundant – will the Sedin twins be slit up? Will teammates, […]

Revisiting The Hockey News Curse

After a red hot start to the 2009-10 season Anze Kopitar was the toast of the league. People everywhere were taking notice that the 2005 first round draft pick was having a breakout year.
Then, it happened. The Hockey News slapped him on the cover and poof, that was it. Instant slump.
Now, before you discount this theory, […]