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Cold War Survivor

Not many North American fans ever saw Vaclav Nedomansky play. His career over here concluded over 35 years ago. Perhaps none saw him play in his prime, because his best days as a hockey player came under Commun...

Devils Acquire P.K. Subban from Nashville

In April, the Devils won the right to select first overall at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. They used that pick on long-touted prospect, Jack Hughes and effectively stole the show on the first night. But minutes...

Close Battle Leaves Canes Down 3-0

RALEIGH- The Carolina Hurricanes hosted the Boston Bruins for Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals at PNC Arena. After two losses in Boston, Carolina was looking to shift the momentum of the seven game s...

Injury-Plagued Squads Make Changes Heading to Game Five

If you’ve watched any of the the Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals series in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, you know it’s been a physical series. The Hurricanes have out-hit the Capitals...

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...