Parayko, Laine, Matthews top the Draft

After moving up from seventh to first in the EURO League’s Season 7 draft, the Geneva Generals cemented a spot on their blueline for now and the long-term in selecting Canadian Colton Parayko first overall. Parayko has no deficiencies aside from inexperience and he was blessed with 6-6 size and exceptional hockey smarts. He could step right into…

Ballot for HoF could include 12 new names

Twelve players who have retired in the last two seasons may be added to the next Hall of Fame election ballot, joining 10 players who did not get voted in the last time an election was held. Every two seasons, the league will vote to see if anyone should be inducted into the Hall of Fame…

Looking ahead to free agency

The EURO League draft will be coming up at the end of the month and then in October, it will be the four stages of free agent signings.  For some teams, it will be a scary time, as some key pieces of puzzles decide if salary offers will be good enough to keep them with…

Minsk celebrates Cup victory

Lindy Ruff was happy when he won the Coach of the Year Trophy in Season 3 when he was with the Edinburgh Capitals, and it was probably a joy to hold the same trophy this year as coach of the Minsk Hussars, but he seemed downright giddy when he raised the EURO Cup for the cheering…