Top 5

Jonas Hiller

Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller was born in Switzerland and is fluent in German, French and English. Here are his Top 5 cities in Europe:


  1. Bern, Switzerland

  2. Prague, Czech Republic

  3. Paris, France

  4. Barcelona, Spain

  5. Rome, Italy

NHL Confidential

Willie MitchellFlorida Panthers defenseman Willie Mitchell, formerly of the Vancouver Canucks, recommends Hawksworth restaurant in downtown Vancouver, located inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. "Kind of a west coast with a little bit of a French twist to it – a lot of depth to it," he says. "A lot of meat and a little bit of texture. … The scallops are outstanding – anything for that matter."

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Posts Tagged ‘Jets’

So the NHL is coming to Seattle? Think again.

NHL Seattle

Images courtesy of seattlehockey.net

So Seattle is building a new arena, the SuperSonics are on the way back, and the NHL is sure to follow?

Unless you live in Seattle or enjoy the occasional lockout, you’d better hope not.

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The Top Five NHL Games of 2011

Zdeno Chara

Photo by Dan Hickling

These type of lists are usually organized by season. But with a new calendar year upon us, this list singles out the top five NHL games played between Jan. 1, 2010 and Jan. 1, 2011.

Here we go …
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The new NHL world revolves around Winnipeg

Winnipeg Jets logoThe 2012-13 NHL season stands to be a fair and balanced place, a throwback to the days when the league enjoyed its finest hour on the North American stage.

The Winnipeg Jets are the responsible party, forcing a change in the league’s alignment when the franchise uprooted from Atlanta during the offseason.

Rather than attempting the simple solution of trading Winnipeg’s vacated spot in the current Southeast Division for geographically logical Nashville, the Board of Governors elected for a compromise solution to appease both Detroit and Columbus, two teams that expressed interest in moving into the Eastern Conference.

“This is not a subject that everybody is going to get their first choice on,” Bettman told reporters after the recent Board meeting. “(But) what you try to do is come up with something that everybody can live with.”

The result is a drastic realignment solution that is exactly what the NHL needed to do for the league to re-engage its devout fan base – but more importantly, to regain a resemblance of its most popular (read: 1980s/early 1990s) version of itself.

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