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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...
  • VANCOUVER RIOTS 2011 - TRIBUTE

    06/17/2011 9:29:28 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 4 replies
    Getting Past the Vancouver Riots of 2011-06-15