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Cardiff Wins English Elite League Playoffs

The English Elite Ice Hockey League championship game began precisely at 4pm Nottingham time on Sunday, with the national anthem of Wales. And not “God Save the Queen” for the Northern Ireland team.What? A hock...

The British Get Hockey

Championship Sunday dawned cold in Nottingham, and probably early for many fans, who had filled the pubs and clubs of the city centre the night prior. Even what looked like traditional British pubs were often t...

Reason to Be Here

The first folks I spied when I arrived at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham were exactly the sort I wanted to find: passionate fans all decked out in costume, and looking unlike anything I’ve found in an NHL a...

The Architecture of British Hockey

Up at the crack of dawn, down to the Oxford train station, through Birmingham to Derby. Change of trains for the express to Nottingham. Walk to the Motorpoint Arena, a twenty-year-old facility that seats about ...

A Flames-Devils Final?

Since the 1930s, people have been playing professional ice hockey in England. It took Inside Hockey until now to decide to post someone to cover the finals of the current league, the Elite Ice Hockey League, fo...

Devils Win the 2019 Draft Lottery

The most exciting hockey playoff preview show you can imagine. That was the scene on Tuesday night as the NHL's draft lottery concluded in dramatic fashion--two of the top-three teams knocked out, while the ...

What’d You Learn, Coach?

The Vancouver Canucks came into Anaheim Wednesday night with not-unreasonable hopes for the playoffs. They were two points behind Minnesota in the wildcard race, though they were a mediocre 4-4-2 in their last ...

There’s No Life Left

Bob Murray is in deep, and he knows it. The tone—hesitant—and the answers—inconsistent—of his conference call Sunday afternoon said as much. Here’s a sample of some of his answers, offered as a mix of transcrib...

Leafs Ink Matthews to Extension

When John Tavares signed a seven-year, $77 million contract with the Maple Leafs as an unrestricted free agent, many knew the challenge ahead for Kyle Dubas: find a way to keep the club's drafted core of Willia...

Brodeur Heading to the Hall

Martin Brodeur always had a way of looking calm, cool and collected in net in a career that spanned more than 20 years. And that figures to be the case again on Tuesday afternoon, when the sure-fire, first-ball...