NHL goalies’ contracts continue to come up short of Rinne’s

Published September 3, 2013 by David Boclair It has been more than 20 months since Pekka Rinne signed a seven-year, $49 million contract with the Nashville Predators, and more than a year since that deal took effect. At that moment (Nov. 3, 2011) the timing seemed prudent. After all, the franchise locked him up when

Inaugural Elite Prospect Camp a Resounding Success

Last week, 33 of the most talented 95-99 prospects from around the globe descended on Florida’s Gulf Coast for PuckAgency and Hockey International’s (http://hockeyinternational.net/) Elite Prospects Camp. Players received on ice coaching, overspeed training and off-ice skills development from Hockey International’s Brett Strot, skating coach Natalia Zagorodnikova, and former RPI head coach Dan Fridgen.  Goalies

PuckAgency and Hockey Internal Host Innaugural Summer Camp

PuckAgency, in conjunction with Hockey International (www.hockeyinternational.net) is proud to announce our inaugural International Summer Camp in Tampa, FL. Our camp is a one-of-a-kind hybrid program, which provides world-class coaching experience to players from both Europe and North America, allowing players to improve by competing both with and against their elite counterparts from around the

Grigorenko Barnstorming Tour is Over for 2013

Buffalo fans never cease to amaze. You people can never be called “bandwagon fans”. The overwhelming majority of you support your team through the good times, and the ugly times. As witnessed by this recently concluded failure of a season. The Sabres have experienced monster growth in their local TV rating and they have YOU

Q & A with Anton Volchenkov of the New Jersey Devils

RP – Original Article by Dan Rice, The Hockey Writers During a recent game in New Jersey defenseman Anton Volchenkov skated to the Devils bench during a penalty kill after the puck was cleared, hunched over in pain after one of the NHL’s rising stars — Winnipeg Jets winger Evander Kane blasted a shot that

Andrey Makarov – HF Prospect of the Month for February, 2013

Saskatoon Blades goaltender Andrey Makarov (BUF) is the Hockey’s Future Prospect of the Month for February. The undrafted Russian goaltender rocked the WHL last month, posting a 15-0 record, a 1.72 goals-against average, a .948 save percentage, and two shutouts. Signed by the Buffalo Sabres this past September, Makarov has been excellent most of the

Khabibulin gets the W for Oilers

WATCH: Khabibulin Comes Up Big Late in the 3rd RP – Original Article by Derek Van Diest Perhaps lost in the madness that was the Edmonton Oilers 6-4 comeback victory over the Colorado Avalanche Saturday, was the fact Nikolai Khabibulin won a game for the first time in over a year. The Edmonton Oilers goaltender

Helenius Named CCM/AHL Player of the Week

February 18, 2013 Photo: Syracuse Crunch SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Syracuse Crunch goaltender Riku Helenius has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 17, 2013. Helenius backstopped the Crunch to three wins this week, recording two shutouts in the process—against the Albany