Behind the Save: the technical transition that puts Elvis Merzlikins ahead of the rest (written by Cat Silverman / The Athletic)

Written by Cat Silverman/ The Athletic  -This season, the Swiss National League’s HC Lugano isn’t necessarily an easy team to play behind. They sit on a 7-7 record and are ranked eighth, just a few months removed from their trip to the championship round of the postseason. With an aging roster, the team still has […]

Black sheep: Charismatic Elvis Merzlikins is a fast-driving Blue Jackets prospect on the road to maturity (written by Tom Reed / The Athletic)

Tom Reed / The Athletic LUGANO, Switzerland — Easing his dark gray sports car from a parking garage, Elvis Merzlikins offers a word of caution about rush-hour traffic in the picturesque Swiss city with its steeply pitched shores and Italian accent. “There are no rules,” he says. “You gotta go fast.” Merzlikins loves fast cars. […]

The Wheel Is Always Turning

June 26, 2015 was the day when Jeremy Helvig thought his hockey career would continue along the way towards the NHL. It was the first night of the NHL Draft in Florida. Jeremy didn’t hear his name called on January 25th or 26th. He was passed through the entire 2015 draft. So, naturally, questions about […]

Who is Colton Point?

Like a lot of people, I was glued to my TV during the 2018 World Junior tournament. It’s some of the best hockey to watch during the year. These kids play with so much passion, skill, and guts, it’s exciting from start to finish. And what a finish it was for Team Canada. It’s been […]