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By Luke Rachar
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Nov 21st, 2016
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The wait for the Dallas Stars’ top prospect is finally over. Julius Honka was recalled by the Stars this morning after John Klingberg due to missing a team meeting, who has been scratched for tonight’s game versus the Minnesota Wild. This was not the way we expected Honka would be recalled, but it is...
By Luke Rachar
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Nov 20th, 2016
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Jesse Ahonen and Arttu Pelli have been loaned to Peliitat of Finland’s development league, Mestis. Ahonen, 19, this season split time between Pelicans U20 of the Jr. A SM-Liiga and the Pelicans of Liiga where he totalled 2 assists in 13 games played between the two clubs. This will be the first time ...
By Greg Komarnicky
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Nov 17th, 2016
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Liiga’s 8th seed team, HIFK has been busy today with a couple transactions. HIFK has added 33-year old goaltender Jere Myllyniemi to their roster. The 6’1”, 185lbs keeper comes in right when they need him to as their current starter, Ex-Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom is ...
By ZackNevesLITU
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Jun 10th, 2016
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  At 38 years young, the other Niklas Backstrom has decided it’s not yet time to hang up the pads. The Finnish netminder has signed a one-year deal with HIFK Helsinki in Finland’s top league, Liiga (formerly SM-Liiga). Once a star goalie in the NHL, Backstrom has been consistently si...
By Jacob Wideman
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May 21st, 2015
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The Calgary Flames added some depth to their blueline today as they signed Czech defenseman Jakub Nakladal to a one-year two-way entry-level contract. Nakladal, 27, spent last season playing in SM-liiga for TPS Turku where he has 15 points in 50 games. He spent the 4 seasons before that playing in th...
By mdonks
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May 19th, 2015
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With Sidney Crosby having already gained entry into the Triple Gold Club with the IIHF World Championship victory in Prague there is a possibility of two more players joining this elite group as well. Both Canadian. Brendan Morrow of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Rick Nash of the New York Rangers are c...
By mdonks
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May 15th, 2015
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This is what it comes down to, 4 teams all in search of the glory that is winning the IIHF World Hockey Championships. First, we’ll take a look at what happened in the quarter-final action then break down what lies ahead tomorrow and I will give my thoughts on who plays for gold and who [&helli...
By mdonks
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May 13th, 2015
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16 teams, 56 games, 309 goals, 447 penalties, historic wins, crushing defeats and a whopping 14 games that went past regulation, those are just a few of the things that have highlighted this year’s IIHF World Hockey Championships. But all those numbers can be set aside now, as only 8 teams rema...
By mdonks
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May 13th, 2015
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16 teams started this tournament, and now it comes down to 8. With much left to be determined today, I will break down each game and what possible scenarios the results of those games would have had or did have on the final standings. Canada-Austria: With Canada already having first place locked up, ...
By mdonks
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May 12th, 2015
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237:05… That is how many minutes Pekka Rinne went without having a single goal conceded on him, smashing the old modern era record, funnily enough also right here in Ostrava, by more than 30 minutes! But like all good things, it sadly came to an end today against the Belorussians who have been ...