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  • Dalrymple signs N.D. bill repealing Sioux nickname mandate

    11/09/2011 3:29:06 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | November 09, 2011 | Chuck Haga
    BISMARCK -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation this afternoon repealing the North Dakota law that mandates use of the UND Fighting Sioux nickname. Earlier, by a lopsided margin almost exactly opposite of the vote they cast to defend UND's Fighting Sioux nickname and logo in February, members of the North Dakota House approved a bill today to repeal their earlier action and clear the way for the nickname's retirement. The vote was 63-31, sending the bill to Dalrymple, who at the start of this week's special session had asked the Legislature to repeal the nickname mandate. The Senate had approved...
  • Video: Vityaz head coach Andrei Nazarov fights KHL fans with stick (Yikes)

    11/06/2011 12:49:23 PM PST · by nuconvert · 17 replies
    Andrei Nazarov played 571 games in the NHL with seven teams, with his longest tenure coming at the beginning of his career with the San Jose Sharks. In those 571 games, Nazarov dropped the gloves 133 times, according to HockeyFights.com, and compiled 1,409 penalty minutes. (video at link)
  • Hasek pursuing various interests, thinking comeback

    11/03/2011 12:01:07 PM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 3 replies
    NHL Insider ^ | Wednesday, 11.02.2011 | Michael Langr
    Don't be surprised if you see in the news one day that Dominik Hasek climbed Mt. Everest. While he's currently stepped away from his hockey career, the veteran goalie has been pursuing a variety of interesting activities. He played beach volleyball, skied on a glacier in the Alps with Czech Olympic downhill skiing medalist Sarka Zahrobska, crossed Albania by bike (he even thought about cycling through Kamchatka), and in the last weekend he competed with professional drivers while racing at the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Race in Barcelona. For complete Hasek photo gallery, click here. "All those activities keep me in...
  • Coming Clean: Vancouver Spa Offers Hockey Rioters Incentive To Confess

    10/15/2011 9:04:26 AM PDT · by shove_it · 4 replies · 1+ views
    thepostgame via Yahoo ^ | 14 Oct 2011 | Ben Maller
    A day spa's attempt to get some free publicity at the hands of hockey rioters has caused a big hullabaloo in Canada. Eccotique Spa and Salon is offering $50 gift certificates for spa treatments to hoodlums who took part in the Stanley Cup Finals riots. There's one catch: They must turn themselves in. With seven Vancouver locations, the spa is asking the culprits to visit one of the stores, admit they took part in the shenanigans, and then have their fingerprints placed on a gift certificate. Then they must head to the police station before finally bringing an arrest...
  • Players and Wives Show "Love for Lokomotiv"

    10/15/2011 5:36:05 AM PDT · by airborne · 17 replies
    NHL Network ^ | Michelle Crechiolo
    Evgeni Malkin played like a man possessed on Thursday, coming out flying from the drop of the puck and sustaining that pace for the game’s entirety. View Photo Gallery He certainly had a lot to play for, as the Penguins’ tilt with the Capitals at CONSOL Energy Center served as a way to raise money for the families of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, the KHL team that perished in a plane crash Sept. 7 in Russia. Malkin and fellow Russian superstar Alex Ovechkin joined forces to headline the effort, where players from both clubs wore jerseys with commemorative Lokomotiv patches that will...
  • And You Thought You Knew How to Party...

    10/10/2011 5:10:35 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 10, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    30-liter Ace of Spades "Midas" champagne Seems the Boston Bruins had some steam to blow-off following their conquest of the Stanley Cup earlier this year... reportedly the main rave at the Bay-area Shrine nightclub went on for days.  Fill a bar with fired-up Czechs, Russians, and Canadians and what else to expect, these people can drink lol. But just to put a number to the intensity of that festiveness, see the Bruins'  bar bill attached below: keep in mind this was merely the first four hours after the team's victorious return to Beantown, looks like they cleaned-off the whole top...
  • 95th NHL Season Set To Begin!

    10/06/2011 5:10:58 AM PDT · by airborne · 47 replies
    NHL Website ^ | October 6, 2011 | NHL staff
    NHL opens its 95th season tomorrow night with spotlight on Winnipeg return, B's Cup defense ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rules revisions, rink modifications reflect League's focus on player safety ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ NEW YORK/TORONTO - The first Stanley Cup banner raising in Boston in 39 years, the first National Hockey League regular-season game in Winnipeg in 15 years and the first NHL regular-season game ever played in Germany will be among the highlights when the NHL launches its 2011-12 season with a four-day celebration beginning Thursday night. The 1,230-game, 185-day regular season gets off to a rousing start with a coast-to-coast North American triple-header that...
  • Modano, U.S. icon, hangs up his skates as a Star

    09/23/2011 1:35:54 PM PDT · by airborne · 19 replies
    NHL website ^ | 9/23/11 | Steve Hunt
    DALLAS -- After 21 seasons in the NHL, Mike Modano made it official Friday, announcing his retirement as a player. It was fitting that his farewell press conference was in Dallas -- since that's where he spent the bulk of his playing career. During his more than two decades as a player, he was an eight-time NHL All-Star who finished as the career leader among American-born with 561 goals and 1,374 points. He was a major contributor to the Stars' 1999 Stanley Cup championship, and he served as Dallas' captain from 2003-06. Modano, the first pick of the 1988 Entry...
  • Video: Dynamo Minsk’s hockey funeral for Lokomotiv crash victims

    09/09/2011 12:05:53 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    Members of the Kontinental Hockey League's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl were flying to Minsk for their season opener when their plane crashed soon after takeoff on Wednesday. Forty-three passengers died, including nearly all of Lokomotiv's players and coaching staff, in one of the greatest tragedies to ever hit the hockey community. On Thursday night, Dynamo Minsk players still skated out on the ice of their arena — not for a game, but for a remarkable "hockey funeral" for their fallen opponents, in front of stands packed with fans in mourning. This is as surreal, heartbreaking and moving a moment as we've seen...
  • Bio box on some victims of Russian plane crash

    09/07/2011 2:22:16 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    Some of the victims killed in the crash of a Russian plane carrying the Lokomotiv hockey team of the Kontinental Hockey League: —Brad McCrimmon, 52, from Canada. A former Detroit Red Wings assistant who became Lokomotiv's coach in May. Played in 1,222 NHL games between 1979-97, compiling 81 goals and 322 assists.
  • Russia's Lokomotiv ice hockey team in air disaster

    09/07/2011 10:17:33 AM PDT · by bgill · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | September 7, 2011 | BBC
    A chartered jet carrying Russia's major league ice hockey team Lokomotiv has crashed on take-off near the central city of Yaroslavl, with 43 deaths. Two people survived with serious injuries after the disaster, which saw the jet burst into flames shortly after leaving an airport near the city. It appears many of the team were aboard, heading to Belarus for the season's first match. Russian reports suggest the jet may have struck a radio mast. Witnesses saw it burst into flames shortly after taking off from the airport, about 250km (160 miles) north-east of Moscow. A number of foreign citizens...
  • Plane crash in Russia involves KHL team

    09/07/2011 7:35:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    NHL.com ^ | September 7, 2011
    A plane crash near the city of Yaroslavl in Central Russia has claimed the lives of at least 36 people. Some reports have the death total at 42. The majority of victims are believed to be members of the Kontinental Hockey League club, Lokomotiv. The crash occurred at 12 noon Moscow time. Eight crew members are also among the dead, according to reports. According to Russian aviation officials, two passengers survived the crash, but are in critical condition. According to Sov Sport, Locomotiv has confirmed that the entire main roster, plus four players from the youth team, were on the...
  • NHL family mourns passing of Wade Belak

    09/02/2011 7:58:27 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 8 replies
    NHL.com ^ | Thursday, 09.01.2011 | NHL.com
    The National Hockey League community was forced to deal with the tragic loss of one of its own again Wednesday after Wade Belak, who played in the League for 14 years, was found dead in his Toronto condominium. Belak was 35. Although Belak's playing days ended this past season after he was waived by the Nashville Predators in February, he was so popular around the League that it seemed certain he would remain in the public eye. He stayed with the Predators in an organizational role and was set to appear on CBC's upcoming season of "Battle of the Blades"...
  • No $50K prize for 11-year-old who made 89-foot hockey shot

    09/01/2011 8:26:01 AM PDT · by americanophile · 70 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/31/2011 | Sean Leahy
    Earlier this month at a charity hockey event in Faribault, Minn., 11-year-old Nate Smith made an 89-foot shot from center ice to win $50,000. The problem was that Nate's twin brother, Nick, was the one who purchased the winning raffle ticket. When the time came to attempt the shot, Nick was outside of the arena unaware he had won, so in stepped Nate to score the miraculous goal. After the boys' father, Pat, came forward the next day and admitted to event organizers about the twins' switch, Odds on Promotions, the company that insured the event, held up awarding the...
  • Jets forward Rypien found dead in Alberta home

    08/16/2011 11:42:06 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 1 replies
    NHL.com ^ | Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 11:05 AM | NHL.com
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Alberta have confirmed that Winnipeg Jets forward Rick Rypien, 27, was found dead in his home in Crowsnest Pass, AB, on Monday. According to a report in the Toronto Globe and Mail, RCMP officials confirmed the death was not of a suspicious nature. National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman issued the following statement regarding the death of Rypien: "The National Hockey League sends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and teammates of Rick Rypien, who played the game with so much energy and emotion and whose passing fills us all with a sense of...
  • Family could miss out on $50,000 prize after father confesses wrong twin made 'miracle' hockey shot

    08/15/2011 11:08:59 PM PDT · by rawhide · 32 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3:40 AM on 16th August 2011
    An 11-year-old boy who won $50,000 for a miracle hockey shot may lose the prize because he switched with his twin before going on the ice. Nate Smith stunned a crowd in Faribault, Minnesota, Thursday night when he fired a puck 89 feet down the rink into a tiny three-and-a-half-inch goal. His dad had paid $10 for a raffle ticket that would give the winner a shot at the $50,000 jackpot. The only problem was that it was Nate’s brother's name, Nick, on the ticket. Nick had just gone outside when his ticket was drawn so Nate stepped up to...
  • Aaron Boogaard Charged In Brother’s Drug Death

    07/22/2011 12:29:17 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 4 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | July 22, 2011 1:39 PM
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The brother of former Minnesota Wild hockey player Derek Boogaard is accused of providing him with drugs that ultimately played a role in his May 13 death related to a drug overdose and alcohol mix, according to charges filed Friday by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. Aaron Boogaard, 24, was charged with felony third-degree sale of a controlled substance and interference with the scene of a death, a gross misdemeanor. Derek Boogaard, who played with the Minnesota Wild for five seasons, was found dead in his downtown Minneapolis apartment at about 6:18 p.m. on May 13, according...
  • Report: ABC Sports slapping Pawlenty campaign with cease and desist letter

    07/21/2011 8:10:40 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/21/11 | Jeremy Herb
    Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s new “Miracle on Ice” ad is reportedly being hit with a cease and desist letter for using footage from the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team. The Des Moines Register is reporting that ABC Sports is preparing a cease and desist letter for improperly using the hockey footage in its political ad. "It's a violation of our copyright and exclusive proprietary rights," said Louise Argianas, director of rights and clearances for ABC Sports, told the Iowa paper. She said ABC Sports retains exclusive rights in the U.S. for the footage. Pawlenty spokesman Alex Conant responded that the...
  • NHL Draft 2011: Day One Has International Flair To It

    06/25/2011 12:51:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    SB Nation ^ | June 25, 2011 | Zachary Zielonka
    Day one of the 2011 NHL Draft featured some trades, 30 picks being made, and all of the spectacle that could be had when you invite a bunch of junior players. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers and Brian Campbell was dealt to the Florida Panthers. Jun 25, 2011 - The first day of the 2011 NHL Draft is usually the day with all of the glitz and the glamour. The majority of NHL Draft trades go down during it, the biggest names get drafted in it, and the television coverage is usually all over...

    06/17/2011 9:29:28 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 4 replies
    Getting Past the Vancouver Riots of 2011-06-15
  • Boston Bruins' Historical March To Stanley Cup Champions Anything But Routine

    06/16/2011 8:47:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    SB Nation ^ | June 16, 2011 | Ryan Durling
    After nearly four decades of waiting, fans of the Boston Bruins can finally celebrate a Stanley Cup champion. But the road to the trophy wasn't easy. VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: Head coach Claude Julien, Dennis Seidenberg #44, Tim Thomas #30, Patrice Bergeron #37 and Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins pose with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Vancouver Canucks in Game Seven of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Arena on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4 to 0. Jun 16, 2011 - The 39-year...
  • Looting breaks out as riots intensify in Vancouver

    06/15/2011 11:10:34 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 67 replies
    CTV news ^ | Wednesday Jun. 15, 2011 10:35 PM PT | Bethany Lindsay
    Unhappy Vancouver Canucks fans are rioting in downtown Vancouver, and people are looting merchandise from The Bay and London Drugs. Young people unhappy about the Canucks' loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final broke windows at The Bay on Georgia Street and rioters were looting merchandise from the store from the Seymour Street side. Huge crowds gathered around the London Drugs location on Granville Street as people trashed the inside of the store and made off with stolen goods. Rioters danced around a burning van outside the store, tossing bottles into the blaze to...
  • Downtown Vancouver rocked by Stanley Cup post-game riot

    06/16/2011 7:46:13 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 49 replies
    Vancouver Sun (Newspaper) ^ | 6/16/11 | Various Reporters
    Angry Canucks fans are on a rampage, smashing windows, looting and torching cars and dumpsters on the streets of downtown Vancouver. More than three hours after the Stanley Cup final loss, police are moving up Howe St. toward the crowd massed at the Chapters book store on Howe and Robson. They are very gradually pushing the crowd North up Howe. Police spokeswoman Jana McGuiness warned earlier that police are about to escalate their response. She said they will be igniting flash-bangs, which make loud noises and spray. "What we're doing right now is bringing in hundreds of police officers." The...
  • A National Embarrassment

    06/16/2011 7:37:55 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 11 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | June 16, 2011 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    The usual gang of idiots were there, mostly males in their teens and twenties. But watching (alleged) grown men in their 30's and even their 40's stuffing shirts into the gas tanks of cars and lighting them up before flipping them over, or smashing store front windows, or smashing each other, is something I just cannot understand. I'm sure their wives and children are proud this morning.
  • Photos: Riots, fire, destruction after Vancouver’s loss

    06/16/2011 7:23:53 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 87 replies
    Blood in our streets. I saw people on the ground, bleeding. Shattered glass everywhere. Police cars set alight. Major bridges are now closed, preventing public access into the downtown core. Transit is plugged up, there’s no way out. More police and fire crews are arriving, from the suburbs, but again, it seems too late. And as I write this, the sun has just set. Vancouver, what a disgrace
  • Bruins Win First Stanley Cup In 39 Years

    06/16/2011 5:15:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | June 16, 2011 | annem040359
    The Bruins blanked Vancouver 4-0 Wednesday night for their first NHL title since 1972. They had lost their last five Stanley Cup finals appearances since then. (June 15)" So says the brief write-up from the AP video presentation. Not only was history made, but also a major American city, Boston now has become the new title town with the Stanley Cup coming home at last. Congrats to the NHL's Boston Bruins for winning at last, after nearly forty years, the Stanley Cup. Boston, now IMHO, the new "title town" sharing with the Boston Red Soxs, Celtics, and the New England...
  • Raging Canucks fans start riot downtown

    06/15/2011 9:06:44 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 64 replies
    CTV ^ | 6/15/11 | By: ctvbc.ca
    Unhappy Vancouver Canucks fans are taking out their anger downtown at losing the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins in Game 7, flipping at least two cars and burning another in a burgeoning riot. Fans flipped a car out front of the post office on Georgia Street and turned over another truck nearby after the Canucks were trounced 4-0 in the final game. Another car was set on fire.
  • Congrats Boston Bruins (from a Canucks die-hard fan) 4-0

    06/15/2011 8:19:29 PM PDT · by max americana · 109 replies · 1+ views
    vanity ^ | jan 15, 2011 | max
    Congrats to the Bruins. You played lights out. Every ex-pat canadian here in L.A. just coming out of the bar thought that Thomas played lights out. (stupid Luongo,,,you miserable mediocre goalie, you could play for Team Canada and give everything but you are a damn overrated clown..get lost loser) and you Sedin twins, STFU! You Swedes couldn't fight back in WW2, and you should not have quaranteed game 7. Go back to sweden, punks! ahem..going back. Thanks to Ryan Kesler, my favorite Canuck for the journey. and I feel good for Mark Rechii of BB who's from BC, like me.
  • Chase for the Cup: 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Roundup

    06/09/2011 4:08:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Stanley Cup scuffle: Vancouver Canucks left-wing Alex Burrows is taken down by Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas and defenseman Dennis Seidenberg in game four of the NHL play-off finals. It was a pretty even start in Boston last night, but Rich Peverley and Brad Marchand took over in the second and third and Boston continued to throw Vancouver for a loop last night. The Night that Was:All of a sudden, after the series looked so close and so tightly knit in Vancouver, the Stanley Cup Final seems to be firmly in the Boston Bruins’ control. Boston got things going partway...
  • History Says Canucks Have Already Lost Stanley Cup Finals (Amazing Stat Alert)

    06/09/2011 10:28:24 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/09/11 | Cork Gaines
    Last night the Boston Bruins blew out the Vancouver Canucks for the second straight game. But while the series might now be even at two games apiece, the series is anything but even. In sports, one of the best indicators of how good (or bad) a team really is, is to look at that team's goal/run/points differential. That is, the difference between the number of points they have scored and the number of points they have allowed. The bigger the difference, the better a team is. And in the NHL playoffs, the results so far tell us that the Canucks...
  • Bruins alive and kicking

    06/07/2011 6:48:07 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 4 replies
    You might have been hard-pressed to find a hockey expert who thought the Bruins [team stats] were a more skilled team than Vancouver before these Stanley Cup finals began. But hockey is also a game of emotion and, boy, did the Canucks ever stir those emotions in the B’s during Game 3 last night at the Garden. After Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome knocked Nathan Horton out of the game with a blatant, scary shot to the head early in the first period, a shaken B’s team finally got off the mat and buried the Canucks with a second period full...
  • Bruins head to Stanley Cup (Defeat Tampa Bay 1-0)

    05/28/2011 7:10:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    The Spec ^ | May 28, 2011 | Howard Ulman
    Bruins celebrate Goalie Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins celebrates their 1 to 0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals TD Garden Friday night. BOSTON Nathan Horton scored with 7:33 left in Game 7, sending the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup final for the first time in more than two decades with a 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference final on Friday night.The right-winger on Boston’s top line cleanly beat goalie Dwayne Roloson by deflecting a pass across the slot from David Krejci. That set...
  • Watch the Vancouver Canucks Score a Wild Game Winning Goal

    05/25/2011 3:34:54 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 13 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 5/25/11 | Donald Wood
    With the San Jose Sharks down 3-1 in their series against the Vancouver Canucks, the Sharks had to win Game 5. It was one of the hardest fought battles during regulation and it saw the teams draw even just as regulation came to an end. After going an entire overtime without any offensive break troughs, both teams went into the second overtime utterly exhausted. When you see these pro athletes dogging it the way they were, you knew it was going to take an ugly goal to win this Game 5. The goal that won the game was just that...
  • Former Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard's death accidental

    05/20/2011 3:30:42 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 41 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-20-11 | Bruce Brothers
    The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has determined former Minnesota Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard died from an accidental drug overdose. The cause of death was listed as a mix of alcohol and oxycodone, a painkilling drug. Boogaard had a history of back pain and shoulder injuries, as well as several concussions. He played just 22 games last season for the Rangers, sidelined by post-concussion symptoms since Dec. 9 after an on-ice fight with Matt Carkner of the Ottawa Senators.
  • NBCU Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol Resigns

    05/19/2011 11:29:30 AM PDT · by archivist007 · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MAY 19, 2011, 1:24 P.M. ET | By JESSICA E. VASCELLARO And SAM SCHECHNER
    NBC Sports Group Chairman Dick Ebersol resigned Thursday, ending a multidecade run at NBC Sports amid cultural clashes with the company's new management. View Full Image Associated Press Dick Ebersol Mr. Ebersol and NBCUniversal's new chief executive, Steve Burke, have disagreed over several management matters, including Mr. Ebersol's contract, a person familiar with the matter said.
  • 1992-93 NHL Referee Andy Van Hellemond Jersey (retrospective look at referee jersey designs)

    05/16/2011 3:13:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Third String Goalie ^ | December 29, 2010
    Prior to wearing the familiar black and white striped jerseys, NHL referees wore cream colored sweaters, as well as neckties, which made for a quite dapper look. The cream sweaters lasted into the early 1950's. 1940's NHL referee's sweater Hockey Hall of Famer and first American referee Bill Chadwick wearing a cream colored referees sweater, complete with necktie Following the cream colored sweaters, in order to differentiate themselves from the home player's white sweaters, NHL referees changed in March of 1953 to a bright orange style with a half zip front, which sadly meant neckties were no longer worn. Hall...
  • NASCAR SPRINT Cup: FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway ~ Sunday 5/15/2011 1:00 pm/et ~ FOX

    05/09/2011 5:24:38 PM PDT · by NYTexan · 418 replies
    Various embeded links ^ | May 9, 2011 | NYTexan
    FREE REPUBLIC NASCAR THREAD FedEx 400 Welcome to the Sprint Cup Race #11 at (Click on the Pics, Graphics, & Links for related news & info.)
  • New York Rangers Forward Derek Boogaard Dead at 28

    05/14/2011 10:40:24 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies · 1+ views
    -excerpt- The 28-year-old player was found dead Friday in his Minneapolis apartment. The team announced his death Friday but gave no details.
  • Rangers' Derek Boogaard found dead

    05/13/2011 8:23:06 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 60 replies
    epsn.com ^ | 5-13-11 | epsn
    NHL winger Derek Boogaard has died, the New York Rangers announced in a news release on Friday night. The news was first reported by Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune who said that Boogaard, 28, was found dead at his apartment in Minneapolis on Friday.
  • ESPN's Matthew Barnaby Arrested (multiple counts related to domestic dispute)

    05/14/2011 5:16:49 AM PDT · by dmam2011 · 16 replies
    Free Republic ^ | May 14, 2011 | Vanity
    Barnaby, Michelle Beadle's boyfriend, is currently sitting in a NY jail cell. Jalen Rose recently was arrested for DUI as well ... any doubts they will return? Why is the ESPN culture so accepting of this behavior? A few examples of talent suspended or sued over sexual harrassment claims: Tony Kornheiser Scott Van Pelt Woody Paige Jay Moriatti Jay Crawford Mike Tirico Neil Goldberg Chris Berman Eric Kasilious (sp?) Harold Reynolds Howard Bryant Jeremy Green Ron Franklin Steve Phillips
  • The greatest Game 7 heroes in NHL history (and who might become one tonight)

    05/12/2011 5:04:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Pro Hockey Talk ^ | May 12, 2011 | James O'Brien
    AP A lot of people think that it’s unfair that the playoffs can make or break players’ legacies. It’s reasonable to feel uncomfortable about that since the sample size is so small, but there’s no doubt that lasting memories are made when everyone can focus on one game. The fact that tonight’s Detroit Red Wings-San Jose Sharks match is a Game 7 only intensifies that scrutiny.The fact that Game 7s are still technically one game means that lesser known players can often steal the spotlight. Maxime Talbot scored two goals against the Red Wings in Game 7 of the...
  • Red Wings rally for 3-1 win, force Game 7 vs. Sharks

    05/10/2011 8:43:30 PM PDT · by WhoisAlanGreenspan? · 37 replies
  • Putin Plays Hockey (VIDEO)

    Prime Minister Vladimir Putin took to the ice in front of television cameras late Friday as he joined a training session with teenage hockey players. Putin, wearing a red helmet and a red and blue uniform with the number 11 and his name on the back, joined the White Bears and another team named Forward at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium for a 40-minute session as they prepared for the final of the national Golden Puck junior hockey championship Saturday. "It's an exciting and energetic sport," said Putin, 58, as he left the stadium, perspiring and breathing heavily. "It reminds me of...
  • UMD Upsets Michigan win NCAA Frozen Four 3-2 in OT

    04/09/2011 7:26:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    UMD Upsets Michigan win NCAA Frozen Four 3-2 in OT

    04/10/2011 8:34:00 PM PDT · by airborne · 254 replies
    NHL website ^ | 4/10/11 | various
    The matchups have been determined, and the combatants will ratchet up their quest for the Stanley Cup, with the NHL's postseason beginning on Wednesday, April 13. Here is the schedule for the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Quarterfinals. 2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS #1 seed Washington Capitals vs. #8 seed New York Rangers Wednesday, April 13 at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15 at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at New York, 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 at New York, 7:00 p.m. *Saturday, April 23 at Washington, 3:00 p.m. *Monday, April 25 at New York, TBD *Wednesday, April 27 at Washington,...
  • An Arizona city's sports mania encounters a hard check (George Will hits McCain)

    04/09/2011 11:05:08 AM PDT · by inkling · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 9, 2011 | George Will
    PHOENIX - Suburban Glendale is less a community with professional sports facilities than a sports enterprise with a community held hostage to previous improvident decisions. Now Glendale’s government may multiply its follies — unless Arizona’s constitution saves the city from itself. Taxes provided $346 million of the $455 million cost of the huge (up to 72,200 seats) retractable-roof NFL stadium where the Arizona Cardinals will play 10 times this season, if there is a season. (The NFL is having labor problems.) But Glendale (population 253,000) has a more immediate problem with its hockey team, the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes.
  • Police arrest two men after fight at Chuck E. Cheese in Natick

    04/06/2011 8:43:27 AM PDT · by Tigerized · 53 replies
    MetroWest Daily News ^ | April 5, 2011 | Norman Miller
    NATICK — Two men pleaded not guilty today in Framingham District Court after Natick Police said they started a fight during a child's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese on Saturday. Donald Jean Estime, 32, of Brockton, and Ezekiel L. Tavares, 36, of East Boston, were both arrested Saturday at 5:19 p.m. and charged with assault and battery and disturbing the peace. According to a police report, the pair were at Estime's son's birthday party and appeared to have been drinking. Estime got into an argument with his son's mother's cousin because Estime was harassing that man's daughter who was...
  • Video: McCain endorses 'pork-barrel spending' on AZ TV

    03/27/2011 6:53:10 PM PDT · by inkling · 22 replies · 1+ views
    12 News (Phoenix) ^ | March 27, 2011 | Brahm Resnik
    In order to keep the NHL's Coyotes in their town, the City of Glendale, Ariz., is paying a millionaire Chicago businessman $100 million of taxpayer money to "buy" the team. The businessman, Matthew Hulsizer, has hired former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods to lobby for this taxpayer ripoff, and guess who shows up at his side? Woods' longtime friend Sen. John McCain. The only group in town standing against the Senator and his sweetheart deal is the Goldwater Institute, a conservative watchdog that noticed the plan violates the Arizona Constitution. Needless to say, Sen. McCain has decided to attack those...
  • Caption the Obama's honoring Chicago Blackhawks (on 3/11)

    03/14/2011 2:45:00 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 36 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama drops in the ball during face-off as children play street hockey in front of the White House in Washington, March 11, 2011. The event was part of first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative for children's health and co-incided with President Barack Obama honouring the Chicago Blackhawks NHL Stanley Cup-winning team, including their player Patrick Sharp U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is presented with a hockey jersey by USA Hockey Executive Director Dave Ogrean (L) and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (R) during her "Let's Move" initiative for children's health, in Washington, March 11, 2011. Behind...
  • Head knocks weigh on NHL general managers

    03/14/2011 11:11:46 AM PDT · by airborne · 23 replies
    Pittsburgh-Tribune Review ^ | March 14, 2011 | Rob Rossi
    Sidney Crosby's concussion is causing a headache for the Penguins on the ice and the National Hockey League off it. Nobody knows when Crosby might play hockey again, and continued speculation about his health is as frustrating to the team as it is confusing to fans. ---(snip)--- Head injuries will be a major topic during three days of meetings by the league's 30 general managers starting today in Boca Raton, Fla. -- and not just because Crosby, widely regarded as the face of the NHL, has cast a spotlight on the subject. ---(snip)--- Taking a toll According to The Concussion...