All posts by Anatoly Khorozov

5 Early Calder Trophy Candidates

As the NHL grows younger, the Calder Trophy race gets tighter each season, and the 2018-19 campaign won’t be any different with a handful of rookies ready to make noise. Five rookies from four different countries highlight the immediate field of contenders, each with his own skill set and expectations as all but one prepare…

Mats Zuccarello Is Norway’s Knight

He is one of the Rangers’ most popular players, but the cheers he gets at Madison Square Garden can’t compare to those in his home country. Zuccarello’s rock-star status in Oslo is, of course, linked to his prowess with the Rangers, whom he has led in points each of the past three N.H.L. seasons. But…

McDavid credits rollerblading for smooth skating

Nowhere is more comfortable than on his skates. The sight of McDavid blowing past defenders is an almost every-game occurrence for the Edmonton Oilers captain whose speed is the envy of the NHL. McDavid’s crossover moves that propelled him a league-high 108 points came from years of cruising around on rollerblades. Even when I wasn’t…