Comets Militia Postgame: Utica's Kryptonite Strikes Again!

Josh W
February 15 2014 01:33PM

RCH
Courtesy of UticaComets.com

While the Comets have recently been reloaded with all of their players being returned to them due to the Olympic break, it wasn't nearly enough to stop the Rochester Americans last night. 

With recent injuries to Canucks prospects Henrik Tommernes and Peter Andersson the back-end for the Comets was severely depleted, so it's not exactly a total surprise that they were giving out goals against like they were hot cakes.

Read past the jump for a recap of their 7-3 loss on Valentines Day. Where is the love?

Read Article | 3 Comments

Jamie Benn's Army Postgame: Canada v. Austria

Dimitri Filipovic
February 14 2014 03:44PM

Screen Shot 2014-02-14 at 10.59.27 AM

That's Donald S. Cherry, giving a hearty THUMBS UP! to Team Canada following their almost routine demolition of thoroughly inferior hockey club. The people that were crying for the team to show more of a killer instinct en route to building up a healthy goal differential following their win yesterday by *only* two goals, got what they wanted. Six, count 'em, six goals goals were scored, all by the good guys.

And in something of an ironic twist, the team wearing the Nazi uniforms eviscerated a bunch of Austrians. We'll leave it at that, and get into some analysis, scoring chance data, and Canucks-specific discussion just past the jump.

Read Article | 10 Comments

What you missed while you were sleeping

Dimitri Filipovic
February 14 2014 07:56AM

Screen Shot 2014-02-14 at 6.22.14 AM
Can't sleep.. hockey.

I've come down with a lethal case of the Olympic fever and its progressively impairing my ability to sleep at the hours that I'd typically being doing so at. For the past two days now, my schedule has consisted of napping throughout the day so that I can run the Men's hockey gauntlet at night (with the trio of midnight, 4:30AM, and 9AM games). 

Based on Twitter traffic, some of you out there are crazy enough to devote your sleeping hours to watching hockey, but most of you aren't (and I don't blame you for it). If you're in the latter camp you're probably waking up just now, wondering what you've missed over in Sochi as you snoozed. 

Luckily for you, I've got you covered. Read on past the jump for some of the most important things that you need to know to be able to consider yourself caught up with the happenings.

Read Article | 1 Comments

Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report - February 13th, 2014

Josh W
February 13 2014 06:32PM

Comets.png
Image courtesy of @UticaComets

With plenty of other action going on in the world of hockey during the NHL break, we've still got plenty to discuss this week when it comes to the topic of Canucks prospects. Thankfully, the other leagues haven't closed shop, or we'd be going through some unimaginable withdrawal..

So continue past the jump to read the latest in Comets Militia updates, and as always, follow me @nuckprospects on Twitter for the latest in prospect news. Please feel free to send me any feedback on anything prospect related you wish me to cover.

Read Article | 2 Comments

Jamie Benn's Army Postgame: Canada v. Norway

Dimitri Filipovic
February 13 2014 01:10PM

Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 11.11.08 AM
Image via Dallas Stars

With no NHL hockey to watch, chew on, and discuss, we've shifted our sights to Sochi, where the Men's hockey tournament is off and running. It'll be a nice, refreshing change to get to watch and write about really good players, after having spent far too much time covering the Pascal Pelletier and Yann Sauves of the world in recent weeks. 

Team Canada opened up its preliminary play on Thursday morning with a matchup against Norway. What looked like a potentially lopsided rout on paper took a while to materialize, but eventually Canada's overwhelming skill level finally took over, as they steamrolled their opposition. While the 3-1 score line may not necessarily say as much, it was a pretty thorough domination in the final 40 minutes of play.

Read on past the jump for the scoring chance data, and some thoughts on the game itself (particularly as it relates to the two Vancouver Canucks on the team).

Read Article | 6 Comments