Justin Halbersma
Justin Halbersma
With over 15 years' experience in sports writing, Justin loves to write, chat, and debate anything hockey. An avid fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Justin lives in Nova Scotia with his wife Emily and two cats.
John Tavares holds up a Leafs jersey in the summer after he signed in Toronto. Photo credit - Sportsnet

John Tavares: Worth the hype?

Leafs nation was filled with joy when it was announced they signed John Tavares in free agency. But is he worth the hype?...

Pulled from the archives of the City of Toronto, this picture dates back to the 1950s. Shown are the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Hockey memories not slowed by time

For most of us, it isn't until we see our favorite hockey stars retire that we are aware of the passage of time in our lives. We explore this in a thought piece leading...

Who Says Penguins Can't Fly?

Early season predictions of a Penguin fall have been greatly exaggerated. The Penguins are rolling with a five game winning streak....

Teemu Selanne:  Epitome Of Class

Teemu Selanne's 2014 postseason has come to a premature end.  Vavel's Justin Halbersma takes us through a recollection of Selanne's storied career....

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