The NHL took a backseat to a bigger story this week as a dispute over the pay received by Women’s hockey players in the USA brought attention to an issue in international hockey.
Day 4 in the World Cup of Hockey was one of rivalries and one that made the playoff picture much more clear especially for teams who disappointed.
The medals were decided at the IIHF World Championship as four teams looked to come very challenging games to go home with a win in their last game.
The semi-finals featured four teams with plenty to play for as motivation was in no shortage with a guaranteed medal on the line at the World Championships.
The quarter-finals at the IIHF World Championship saw another surprise from the Americans who are attempting to find their way to the gold medal game for the first time in a long time.
The IIHF round robin is beginning to wind down and the playoff race is only getting tougher especially after a surprising Day 10.
Group B might not get the most attention from their own countries but they still include some of the biggest teams including the defending champions.
Another pioneer of women’s hockey entered the Hockey Hall of Fame among a growing list of great women’s players.
The second round of the NHL playoffs have been quite different from the first round as the games may have started to take their toll.
This week in the NHL was a big one for the league as they would hold what has become their biggest event on the regular season schedule. The NHL Winter Classic has become one of the biggest games on the regular season schedule for the NHL and this year it was bigger than ever. The NHL would go to the largest stadium in North America at the Big House in Ann Arbour, Michigan. With a capacity of over 100,000 the potential to break records was there and the NHL could not have chosen better teams to ensure that these records were broken.