In Calgary on Thursday night we saw a deep Avalanche club start to attack across all four lines. John Mitchell and Paul Stastny each scored twice during a six-goal outing. The outburst at the Flames doubled Colorado’s production from their first four road games this season.
Enter Gabriel Landeskog, the youngest team captain in NHL history. Landy nabbed that noble distinction when he was named the new Avalanche captain way back in September at just 19 years, 286 days old. He beat Sydney Crosby by 11 days – a note that tells us the Avalanche front office may have been looking to grab headlines with the move.
It really has to make you wonder what’s in store for the evening when two long battling rivals are playing but the opposing team shows up at least 5 minutes late to the game. That’s not me being facetious, the Calgary Roughnecks actually showed up late to the game. So late in fact that they [...]
In some sports, being down four goals with less than five minutes left to play is insurmountable. Indoor lacrosse is not one of those sports. In box lacrosse, no lead is truly safe until the final buzzer goes. Something the Calgary Roughnecks were reminded of by the Colorado Mammoth. As expected, Geoff Snider dominated in [...]
When the NHL returns to action on Saturday diehard hockey fans around the US and Canada will fill arenas and tune in their TV’s to catch something they’ve been sorely missing. What about the casual fan though? Has the world’s top hockey league damaged its brand irreparably?
It was surprising to see the Nuggets win from distance versus the Trailblazers, and even more surprising that the erstwhile Wilson Chandler keyed the victory. Denver hit 36% from beyond the arc on Tuesday night after going an NBA-record 0-22 the last time these teams met. The 115-111 OT win made it six straight for the Nuggets as they plow through a hard-earned homestand.
The start of a new season in sports is often almost as exciting as the end filled with playoffs. Everyone is full of anticipation and there’s plenty of speculation about how each team is going to do before the results start rolling in. And of course, even after the season starts there’s plenty more to [...]