Many men are built up like legends, but so few live up to the lore. Gordie Howe was one of those few. His accomplishments on the ice are insurmountable, but it was his character away from the game that truly made him the man known as Mr. Hockey.
Auston Matthews or Patrik Laine, there will be a change in trends at this year’s NHL Entry Draft. Eight of the last 10 first overall draft picks hail from Canada, while Russia’s Nail Yakupov was taken by the Edmonton Oilers in 2012 and Patrick Kane topped the charts in 2007 when he joined the Chicago Blackhawks.
You know the expression “like father, like son?” Matthew Tkachuk, Alex Nylander, Logan Brown and Jakob Chychrun, the top four OHL players eligible for the NHL Draft according to ISS, all have fathers who had respectable – and in some cases, great – NHL careers.
For the third time in hockey history the NHL Draft is shuffling off to Buffalo, with the big show slated for June 24th and 25th. In 1991, "The Big E" hit "The Big B,” as Eric Lindros was selected first overall at the first-ever NHL draft in Buffalo.
1) Does Canadian hockey player development need a shake up?
2) Cornered Coach - Painful Lessons
3) Ontario Junior Hockey League implements full facial protection for 2017-18
4) Canadian coaches prominent in NCAA hockey
5) Off-season coaches shuffle complete in AJHL