Top Five Former NHL Players to Watch at the Spengler Cup

We hear it every single year: “The Spengler Cup sucks, I don’t know any players, bla bla bla”. But did you know that the tournament produces some of the best hockey action every single year? It’s true, and often a lot of the top scoring forwards tend to be guys who couldn’t cut it anymore over in North America. Does that make them bad? No, because some of these guys may...
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Spengler Cup: Scouting the Goaltenders

Devan Dubnyk. Reto Berra. Jonas Hiller. These are just a few of the names to have taken the ice at the picturesque Vaillant Arena during the Spengler Cup. For the likes of Dubnyk, the ‘Speng’ represented a chance to stay sharp between gigs, while the tournament afforded talented Swiss products like Berra and Hiller a second look from scouts. Every year, one or two netminders...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Spengler Cup Preview: Can Jokerit Helsinki Rebound From Dismal 2014 Tournament?

Tomi Hänninen/yle.fi Goalies: For the second year in a row, Jokerit will head into the Spengler Cup with Henrik Karlsson and Riku Helenius between the pipes for the KHL squad. Last year, Helenius would end up playing in two of the three games his team would compete in, failing to drum up any success as Jokerit would complete the tournament without a victory. A former prospect...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Spengler Cup Field Set as Jokerit Becomes Final Entry

The 2015 Spengler Cup field was finalized on Monday, with Jokerit Helsinki returning for the second year in a row. Jokerit, who joined the KHL last year after playing in Liiga in Finland, has participated in eight Spengler Cup tournaments in the past, failing to ever win a medal. In the quarter-finals last year, Canada made sure to to end Jokerit’s tournament early following a...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

GSHC Control First Period, Lead 1-0

After 6:27 of action, Geneve-Servette took the first lead of the game. With Cedric Hachler in the box for Jokerit, GSHC got the 1-0 lead on the power-play when Matthew Lombardi’s no look pass made it to Kevin Romy. The Flyers prospect waited a quick second before firing it on net, but that patience was long enough for Jokerit keeper Henrik Karlsson to move his glove hand slightly...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Sweden Strikes Back With Karjala Cup Championship

After failing during the 2013–14 Euro Hockey Tour campaign, the Swedish national team began the year off well with a tournament championship at the Karjala Cup. Despite being one of the top teams consistently at international tournaments over the past few years, Sweden has struggled at the Euro Hockey Tour the past few years. The team has failed to grab a medal five times since 2007–08...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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