Stefan Morrone

Stefan Morrone is a graduate of the Journalism program from Ryerson University in Toronto. He has a passion for telling stories, and enjoys watching sports, particularly hockey and soccer.

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Ilya Kovalchuk Returns to the NHL with the Kings

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One of Ilya Kovalchuk’s last NHL memories is a tough defeat in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final, when his team, the New Jersey Devils, lost to the Los Angeles Kings in-game six. Now, after five long years spent in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in Russia, Kovalchuk has finally returned-and he’s signed with the team who beat him in his last go-around, the LA Kings. The Kings announced Saturday that they had signed the 35-year-old Kovalchuk to a three-year, $18.75 …

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Blues fire Hitchcock, promote Yeo to head coach

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The chaos surrounding the St. Louis Blues just keeps getting deeper. The Blues shocked the hockey world with the announcement that they had fired Ken Hitchcock early yesterday morning. This came after a 5-2 loss the previous night to the Winnipeg Jets. This left the team toiling in the fourth division spot with 53 points and barely clinging to the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. They have lost five of their last six games. Hitchcock is a …

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Devan Dubnyk For Vezina?

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If you take a look at the goaltending statistics leaders on the NHL website, you might not believe your eyes.  Carey Price is generally acknowledged to be the best goalie in the world, but this season, the Minnesota Wild’s Devan Dubnyk is giving Price a run for his money. Dubnyk currently has a record of 18-6-3, a GAA of 1.58 and a save percentage of .947, plus 5 shutouts. This puts him in the league lead for 3 categories (shutouts, …

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Steven Stamkos Out Long-Term

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Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Steven Stamkos’ career has been put on pause again. The Lightning centre left the game against the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday with a meniscus tear in his right knee, and will miss the next four months. GM Steve Yzerman issued a statement yesterday evening stating that Stamkos had successful surgery to repair the knee. The injury happened in the first period of Tuesday night’s game against the Detroit Red Wings. While trying to kill a penalty, …

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Halak on the Block: Veteran Goaltender Available For Trade

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The New York Islander’s three-headed goalie rotation may finally be coming to an end. Veteran goaltender Jaroslav Halak has reportedly been put on the trade block today. It started on Saturday when Halak’s agent, Allan Walsh-who also represents Islanders third-string goaltender Jean-Francois Berube- voiced his displeasure with the Islanders’ three-goalie rotation system. Starting goalie for NY Islanders last game had only 1 quality practice in last 5 days before Penguins game. Going on 2 years of this now. — Allan …

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The Edmonton Oilers May Just Be For Real

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Coming into the 2016-17 NHL season, the Edmonton Oilers were expected to be a much better team than last year. But had you told Edmonton fans that after the first week and a half of the season, the Oilers would be 5-1-0, they probably would have said you were crazy. That’s where the Oilers are sitting right now, first in the league standings with 10 points from 6 games. They have beaten their opponents handily, with their only loss thus …

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