An Emotional Roller Coaster in Winnipeg

Winnipeg Jets fans do the wave in Game 3 against the Anaheim Ducks at the MTS Centre on April 20, 2015 in Winnipeg. (Marianne Helm/Getty Images)
Winnipeg Jets fans do the wave in Game 3 against the Anaheim Ducks at the MTS Centre on April 20, 2015 in Winnipeg. (Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

WINNIPEG—Nineteen years is a long time to wait. Between 1996 and 2015, there were many painful spring days where Winnipeggers watched with envy while other...

  • Khalsa gain a narrow 1-goal victory against a high class, motivated HKCC team to become Champions of the men’s Super 6s competition at Hong Kong Football Club on Sunday April 5, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Khalsa Wins Men’s Hockey Super 6s

    Hong Kong—Khalsa won the Hong Kong Hockey Sixes organized and run by the Hong Kong Football Club and held at Sports Road during the Saturday... Read more

  • Montreal Canadiens’ P.A. Parenteau is congratulated by teammates after scoring a second-period goal against the Florida Panthers on April 5, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

    Looking at Montreal Canadiens’ Possible First-Round NHL Playoff Matchups

    It’s been a banner year for the Montreal Canadiens. The playoffs are just around the corner and the Habs have a nice three-day break prior... Read more

  • Goalie Eddie Lack is congratulated by teammates Radim Vrbata and Kevin Bieksa after the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Winnipeg Jets on March 24, 2015 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. (Rich Lam/Getty Images)

    Canucks’ Season of Transition Fast-Tracked With Right Coach, Right Moves

    Usually when an NHL team cleans out its front office and coaching staff, it takes a few years until that team contends again for a... Read more

  • New York’s Jesper Fast celebrates his goal against Anaheim on March 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The New York Rangers defeated the Anaheim Ducks 7–2 in a battle of Presidents’ Trophy hopefuls. (Elsa/Getty Images)

    NHL Presidents’ Trophy Race Could Be Tightest Ever

    This year’s race to the Presidents’ Trophy looks to be tighter than any other in history, but when all’s said and done, winning the award... Read more

  • New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) defend the net against a shot at goal by Montreal Canadiens right wing Brandon Prust (8) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York.  The Canadiens won 1-0. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Rangers’ Lundqvist Back at Practice, Closer to Game Ready

    NEW YORK—Henrik Lundqvist practiced with his Rangers teammates Tuesday for the first time since he was forced from the lineup by a neck injury in... Read more

  • Dustin Byfuglien is seen in action against the Ottawa Senators at the MTS Centre on March 4, 2015 in Winnipeg. The big defenseman suffered an upper-body injury in that game and hasn’t yet returned to action. (Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

    Byfuglien More Than a Big Loss for Winnipeg Jets

    There’s little doubt that Dustin Byfuglien has been the MVP for the Winnipeg Jets this season. Not to discount the excellent season Bryan Little is... Read more

  • Hong Kong Tycoons celebrate winning the playoff final in the CIHL at Mega Ice on Saturday March 14, 2015. (Patrick Calkins)

    Overtime Win for Tycoons in Playoff Final

    HONG KONG—The Playoff Final in the CIHL at Mega Ice on Saturday March 14, went down to the wire. The glass was shaking from the... Read more

  • Cam Talbot, Derick Brassard, Dave Bolland

    Rangers Backup G Talbot Shining Through Lundqvist’s Absence

    NEW YORK—If someone said the New York Rangers would be without star goalie Henrik Lundqvist for more than a month during a crucial stretch, their... Read more

  • Ottawa Senators' goalie Andrew Hammond makes a save against the Buffalo Sabres in Ottawa on March 6, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Surging Ottawa Senators Eye Final Playoff Spot

    The Ottawa Senators are playing their best hockey of the season and have put themselves in position to compete for the final wild card spot... Read more

  • Director Gabe Polsky (R)  and the crew of the documentary film, "Red Army," filming on location in Red Square, Moscow. Polsky’s film tells the story of the Soviet Union’s relationship with its famed national hockey team through the eyes of Slava Fetisov, the Hall of Fame defenseman who later won two Stanley Cup titles with the Detroit Red Wings. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics/Red Army Doc LLC, Silvia Zeitlinger)

    Documentary Tells Gripping Story of Red Army Hockey Team

    LOS ANGELES—Gabe Polsky wouldn’t stop pestering him, so Viacheslav “Slava” Fetisov grudgingly promised 15 minutes to the American making a documentary about the Soviet Union... Read more

  • Hong Kong Tycoons’ Brad Smith back defending against an attack by Macau Aces in their 2nd best-of-three CIHL semi-final at Mega Ice on Saturday Feb 28. Tycoons edged a tight match 3-2 with an overtime goal to move into the Final to be played on March 14, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Tycoons and Warriors Set for Final Confrontation

    Hong Kong Tycoons and Kowloon Warriors both won their 2nd Best-of-Three Semi-final matches on Saturday Feb 28 to take them into the Final of the... Read more

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs gave David Clarkson a chance to revive his career in Columbus in the days leading up to the NHL trade deadline. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Creativity, Humanity of NHL GMs Makes Trade Deadline Dud Compelling

    Though 2015’s NHL trade deadline day did not showcase the blockbuster deals of previous years, general managers were the stars showing sides of themselves not... Read more

  • Jaromir Jagr

    Seller’s Market for NHL Teams as Trade Deadline Nears

    General managers, count your draft picks. In this trade market, they’re valuable currency. In the days leading to Monday’s NHL trade deadline, draft picks have... Read more

  • New Jersey Devils' Jaromir Jagr, of the Czech Republic, celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Florida Panthers Add Jaromir Jagr for Playoff Run

    SUNRISE, Fla.—The Florida Panthers acquired Jaromir Jagr from the New Jersey Devils on Thursday for a second-round pick in June and either Florida or Minnesota’s... Read more

  • Drew Doughty holds up Steven Stamkos at the Staples Center on Feb. 16, 2015 in Los Angeles. The Kings defensemen shines in enhanced stats, but is less convinced of their usefulness. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    The More We Know About the NHL, the More It Changes

    The “observer effect” refers to the influence that the act of observation has on the object of study, namely, that the closer one studies the... Read more

  • Turkey celebrates their important win against Hong Kong to move them into the lead with 6-points on day-2 of the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B Qualifier tournament at Mega Ice, on Thursday Feb 19, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Strong Performance by Hong Kong, but Turkey Win Qualifier

    HONG KONG—Turkey regained their World Championship Division II Group B Qualification place they lost last year by beating all three rivals in the 2015 IIHF... Read more

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