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The World of Hockey

Stories and features on the game, not necessarily related to the Montreal Canadiens.

How Finland became a hockey superpower

Some people were surprised when three Finns were selected in the top five of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. With a new player-development strategy now yielding results, that success is about to become commonplace.

The leagues of Europe and their relative competitiveness: The 2018 rankings

Revisiting the initial rankings from 2015, with a few different analyses to find the top teams as well.

Sam Hallam is one of the top European candidates to land an NHL coaching role

The SHL’s Coach of the Year for the last two seasons speaks with us about the possibility of landing a spot in the world’s top league.

WJHC: What a difference a year makes

Canada and Finland show the margin between winning and losing is as thin as ice

3 Habs prospects named to Canada’s WJC camp roster

Habs 2015 first-round pick Noah Juulsen expected to play big role

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World Cup Rosters

After success at the Under 18, World Juniors and World Championship, all eyes will be on Finland in their first best-on-best tournament since their breakthrough on the World Hockey scene

The importance of the fans

The crowd is a major aspect of any sporting event, and fans in Europe and North America have differing customs on how they cheer on their teams. With technology bringing the two continents ever closer together, ideas are beginning to spill over from one side of the Atlantic to the other.

Lehkonen's Frölunda steals Game One

A sold out Skellefteå Kraft Arena hosted the first game of the SHL Finals between Skellefteå and Frölunda.

Previewing the SHL Finals

The top two teams square off in a seven-game series for the league championship.

Laine's case for first overall

A Finnish player has never been selected first overall in the history of the NHL Entry Draft. I take a look at why Patrik Laine may change that, and why having the second pick in the draft is going to be huge: 6'4", 210-pound huge.

Modo's relegation signals end of an era

After seven games of relegation-round play, Modo has lost its spot in Sweden's top tier to Leksands IF.

The Alliance of European Hockey Clubs

The hockey clubs of Europe are coming together to form an organization that will help grow the game outside of North America.

Hilary Knight on women's hockey

US National Team member Hilary Knight talks about the direction her sport is headed

Team Canada preliminary roster

Hockey Canada released the 16-man preliminary roster that they will ice at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

All the World Cup logos

Check out all of the logos for the teams participating in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

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2016 World Cup of Hockey News

After a 12 year absence, the World Cup of Hockey makes it's return. Preliminary 16-man rosters are being released throughout the day today.

Tomas Plekanec named to Czech World Cup roster

The preliminary roster consists of 13 skaters and three goaltenders

World Cup roster announcements

The wait is over, and we are about to find out what players will be participating in the World Cup this September.

KHL expanding to China

Already featuring teams from several countries, the KHL is about to add a team from China to its ranks.

Is the NHL ready for a European head coach?

With the same names surfacing whenever a question of a coaching change emerges, a unique perspective may be what a team really needs to turn their fortunes around.

An introduction to the SHL

North American fans may not be so familiar with the SHL, but it is a veritable factory for NHL greats, and worth knowing more about.

Hockey Night in Slovakia

Bratislava may be home to one of the smallest KHL clubs, but it is a big hockey city.

About the goal-scoring decline

You've probably heard about the lack of goals being socred in the NHL this season. You've been misinformed.

Symbiosis between the SHL and NHL

The NHL would do well to allow Sweden's hockey program to do what it does best: develop world-class hockey players.

If the price is right

The Canadiens sure are expensive to see live, but are they the most expensive in the league?

Ranking the hockey leagues of Europe

A look at the different leagues in Europe, and whether we can rank them by strength.

Brampton Beast game vs India a "no brainer"

EOTP was able to talk with Beast General Manager Cary Kaplan and Team India Head Coach Adam Sherlip on the upcoming international game on October 9th.

Max Pacioretty Signs With Swiss League Team

Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens is joining the Swiss A League during the NHL lockout, signing with Amrbi Piotta.

AHL to NHL Translations: Save Percentage

2003 NHL Re-Draft: Jeff Carter's Lucky Seven

He's not too many GM's favourite player, but Jeff Carter delivered tremendous value from the time he was drafted until today. He's our seventh overall pick in the 2003 Re-Draft series.

2003 NHL Re-Draft: Seabrook's Tough Road to 6th

The 6th overall pick in 2003 belonged to the San Jose Sharks, who had gone through a terrible season which would change the league's power balance for many years. However, in our NHL Re-Draft, the 6th best value pick belonged to Brent Seabrook of the Chicago Blackhawks, who was awfully unheralded on draft day in 2003.

2003 NHL Re-Draft: Eric Staal selected at No.5

Not one player has had a better career since the 2003 NHL Entry Draft than Eric Staal, the franchise centre for the Carolina Hurricanes. So why exactly is he ranked 5th in terms of value in our 2003 NHL Re-Draft?