Team Europe out to open eyes, shut mouths

  Most of the players in the World Cup of Hockey will have their nation’s name and flag somewhere on their uniforms, reminding them to show the world that their people play the best hockey on the planet. But the Team Europe guys are basically trying to shut everyone else up. They come from Slovenia,…

Nyquist scored most points per minute

If you are into stats, here are a few deep ones reflecting the season that just ended. Most points per minute played (minimum 41 games) Gustav Nyquist, Minsk, 0.069 Jake Guentzel, London Kyle Turris, Paris Sam Gagne, London Nicklas Backstrom, Minsk Nick Bjugstad, Milan Nikolaj Ehlers, Helsinki Cory Conacher, Prague Thomas Powell, Minsk Jamie McGinn,…

Three EURO records fall in Season 8

Some teams are done and others have up to three games to play, but two individual EURO records and one team record will be broken once Season 8 comes to an end. Best Save Percentage: Jimmy Howard, the goalie in Athens, will better the save percentage record he set three seasons earlier when he was…

Bell named as Team USA manager

Recently, it was announced that three GMs made the trip to the league office in Vienna and each one of them was assigned to a team. We have later learned thar accountant Rose was disappointed that none of the GMs had brought any gifts as a token of appreciation of her hard work for the…

Bern buzzing with World Cup talk

Place: Bern, Switzerland. Time: 8 p.m.  local time., Dec. 18, 2017. Weather: -1 degree Celsius and cloudy. Outside Mahogany Hall on Klosterlistutz near the banks of the Aare River, the ratio of men to women is 2 to 1 as they file in for the Monday Blues Dance. The main topic of discussion? Not Stevie…

Progress made on next draft list

EURO League and Websim game officials are working on the next set of players to be drafted into the EURO League following this season (Season 8). A list of 85 players has been sent to Websim admins, along with photos of each. The names and stats of those players now appear under the “Future Players”…