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  • Hockey legend Gordie Howe dies at 88

    06/10/2016 7:02:16 AM PDT · by taildragger · 136 replies
    WDIV TV ^ | 6/10/16 | see web link, otherwise Dave Bartowiak, Jr.
    Link here: http://www.clickondetroit.com/sports/hockey-legend-gordie-howe-dies-at-age-88
  • Rougned Odor punches Jose Bautista, benches clear in Blue Jays-Rangers game

    05/15/2016 4:24:48 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 86 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/15/2016 | Yahoo
    Roogned Odor (Pronounced O'Door) nearly knocks Jose Bsutista out after Bautista ries to give Odor a career ending knee injury
  • Black Cat Crosses San Jose Sharks' Rink, Brings Team Good Luck

    05/02/2016 11:44:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/2 | Rhea Mahbubani
    The cat slipped onto the ice Friday before the Sharks won a big playoff gameThe San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday. Before the NHL team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice. As the Sharks warmed up for the first game of their best-of-seven playoff series, fans watched the small feline making a beeline for an oversized, fiberglass shark head, only to escape under the seats at "the Shark Tank," as the arena is known. The venue’s staff was able...
  • Blackhawks' Shaw suspended one game, fined $5,000 (for making a homophobic slur)

    04/20/2016 1:42:10 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    NHL.com ^ | 4/20/2016 | NHL Public Relations
    NEW YORK -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for one game for making a homophobic slur during Game 4 of the team's first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series with the St. Louis Blues in Chicago on Tuesday, April 19, the National Hockey League announced today. Shaw has also been fined $5,000 for directing an inappropriate gesture at the on-ice officials during the same game. Shaw will also be required to undergo sensitivity training. Both incidents took place at 17:56 of the third period. Shaw will miss Game 5 of the series on Thursday, April 21, in St. Louis....
  • NHL investigating possible homophobic slur by Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw

    04/20/2016 11:39:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    chicagotribune ^ | April 20, 2016 | Chris Kuc
    The NHL is investigating the possible use of a homophobic slur by Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw during Game 4 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Tuesday night at the United Center. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said in an e-mail to the Tribune on Wednesday, "yes we are looking into it, and no we can't comment on it until that process is complete." After being assessed an interference penalty late in the Blues’ 4-3 victory, Shaw was yelling at officials while seated in the penalty box and video of the incident appeared to show him using a homophobic slur.
  • 2016 NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

    04/12/2016 4:28:53 AM PDT · by airborne · 361 replies
    NHL website ^ | 4/12/16 | NHL staff
    It's time for hockey's "Second Season" ! Place your bets and get your team colors on !
  • PHILADELPHIA FLYERS OWNER ED SNIDER DIES AT AGE 83

    04/11/2016 10:27:24 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    6 ABC PHILADELPHIA ^ | 11 APRIL 2016 | WPVI
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Ed Snider, the Philadelphia Flyers founder whose "Broad Street Bullies" became the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup, has died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 83.
  • Andy Bathgate, hockey Hall of Famer, dies at 83

    02/27/2016 4:36:01 PM PST · by RitchieAprile · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 27 at 11:58 AM | News Services and Staff Reports
    Andy Bathgate, a Hall of Fame hockey player who spent much of his 18-year career with the New York Rangers as one of the most prolific goal scorers of his day, died Feb. 26 in Brampton, Ont. He was 83. The Rangers confirmed the death. He reportedly had Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. A dynamic shooter and playmaker, Mr. Bathgate was the NHL’s most valuable player for the 1958-59 season, when he scored 40 goals and had 88 points. He was the first member of the Rangers to score 40 times in a season. His Rangers record of 272 goals...
  • Cheap Trick headlines NHL Stadium Series Minnesota entertainment

    02/20/2016 8:56:14 AM PST · by airborne · 14 replies
    NHL website ^ | 2/20/16 | various
    Cheap Trick is headlining Soul Asylum is also performing Jazmine Sullivan will perform The National Anthem. The game will be broadcast live Sunday February 21st, at 3:30 p.m. ET in the U.S. as part of Hockey Day in America on NBC and in Canada on Sportsnet and TVA Sports. When you follow the link - There are a number of interesting stories on the left hand side of the page - from both the Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks side.
  • Lucky boys get a puppy after hockey player scores a goal

    02/20/2016 7:52:11 AM PST · by airborne · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/20/16 | Fox Sports
    A cool story!
  • All-Star Weekend to show Nashville's hockey passion

    01/30/2016 6:15:16 AM PST · by airborne · 24 replies
    NHL.com website ^ | 1/28/16 | Robby Stanley
    NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators know they play in a nontraditional hockey market, but they wouldn't have it any other way. The passion for hockey always has been there in Nashville, and it will be on display at the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday (5 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports) and at different events during All-Star Weekend. Nashville has had a hockey fandom even if the popularity and a deep understanding of the history of the game wasn't always prevalent. When the Predators came into the NHL as an expansion franchise before the 1998-99 season, die-hard fans...
  • Flames' Wideman sends linesman to ice with check from behind

    01/28/2016 5:55:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    fox carolina ^ | 01/28/2016
    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman sent linesman Don Henderson to the ice when he checked him from behind during a game against the Nashville Predators. In the second period Wednesday night, Wideman was skating toward the Flames' bench when he cross-checked Henderson, who had his back to the defenseman. Moments earlier, Wideman had taken a hit from the Predators' Miikka Salomaki. Wideman said after the game that his hit to Henderson was unintentional. "I took a pretty hard hit down in the corner and had some pretty good pain in my shoulder and my neck and...
  • Matt Hendricks on Twitter

    01/22/2016 3:29:55 AM PST · by airborne · 8 replies
    Matt Hendricks twitter account ^ | 1/21/16 | Matt Hendricks
    Id like to thank Bike & @RussellAthletic for saving my bacon tonight! #closecall
  • World Junior Championship semifinal round preview

    01/04/2016 3:24:03 AM PST · by airborne · 11 replies
    NHL websire ^ | Mike G. Morreale 1/3/16
    The impact that several 2016 NHL Draft-eligible prospects have had for their respective countries at the IIHF World Junior Championship in Finland this year has been remarkable. "It's like being a kid in a candy store," Chicago Blackhawks senior director of amateur scouting Mark Kelley told NHL.com. "Not only has the competition been top notch, but if you look at the teams and the roles that some of these players are having on those teams at the age they are, it's incredible. "These aren't players who are on the team to gain experience; they're players who are on the team...
  • USA stuns Canada late in World Junior opener: 5 things to know

    12/28/2015 12:56:58 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    cbssports.com ^ | December 26, 2015 | Chris Peters
    The U.S. opened the 2016 World Junior Championship with a stunning 4-2 victory over Canada by riding a three-goal third period. The game wasn't always pretty, but the Americans picked it up late to pull away from their North American rivals. The game's first four goals were scored by first-round NHL draft picks, with Canada's Mathew Barzal, a New York Islanders prospect, opening things up with a second-period goal. That was followed by Team USA's and Ottawa Senators first-rounder Colin White tying things up on a great effort to get to the net. Zach Werenski (Columbus Blue Jackets) and Dylan...
  • Dickie Moore dies

    12/20/2015 3:12:42 PM PST · by RitchieAprile · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | DEC 19 2015 | Rishard Goldstein
    Dickie Moore, a Hockey Hall of Famer who played on six Stanley Cup championship teams with the Montreal Canadiens and won two straight N.H.L. point-scoring titles, died on Saturday in Montreal. He was 84.
  • Patrick Kane Won't Be Prosecuted on Rape Allegations After Police Investigation

    11/05/2015 9:44:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 11/5/2015 | Tim Daniels
    Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane will not face criminal charges after a woman claimed she was raped by the NHL player at his home near Buffalo in early August. Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III released the findings Thursday morning: The Town of Hamburg Police Department and the Office of the Erie County District Attorney have conducted an exhaustive investigation over the course of the past three months regarding allegations made by a 21 year-old woman that 26 year-old Patrick Kane raped her on his bed. The investigative findings include the following:
  • Vladimir Putin Scores Seven Goals in Birthday Hockey Game

    10/11/2015 5:35:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Vladimir Putin turned 63 on Wednesday, and he celebrated in a rather unorthodox manner: by partaking in an all-star hockey game with former NHL stars and Russian cabinet members. The leader, famous for posing shirtless on horseback and in other unashamedly macho situations, played in a hockey game Wednesday night alongside former NHL stars. As you'd expect, Putin's team won. And the man himself scored seven goals. The President's teammates included former Vancouver Canucks player Pavel Bure, as well as Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who earlier in the day had been briefing Putin on Russia's latest round of military strikes...
  • Hockey's pinup girl ready to shine at Rio Olympics

    10/10/2015 11:46:19 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | October 10, 2015 | By Matthew Knight and Leila Hussain
    ou could say Ellen Hoog is the model sportswoman. As the star of the Dutch women's field hockey side, the 29-year-old has enjoyed a near perfect career. Hoog has been part of teams that have won the Olympics and World Cup twice plus three European Championships, while she was named the 2014 International Hockey Federation Player of the Year. Yet despite all this success, Hoog and her teammates are still arguably better known for how they look rather than their stick work -- an unofficial online poll before the 2012 London Olympics voted them the most beautiful team at the...
  • Lawyer for (Blackhawks Patrick) Kane accuser abruptly quits over evidence bag

    09/24/2015 8:41:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | 9/24/2015
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The lawyer of a woman accusing Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane of sexual assault abruptly quit the case Thursday night, saying he's no longer comfortable representing the woman because of how her mother reported finding an evidence bag they believed once held the woman's rape kit. Thomas Eoannou told reporters he doesn't believe the story he was told about how the bag was found. But he said he's still confident in the woman's allegations against Kane. "I don't know how that reflects, and I don't think it does, on the night in question," Eoannou said of...
  • At 94, Duluth's Mark Sertich still plays hockey, for the love of the game

    07/24/2015 5:27:18 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-24-15 | Jimmy Lovrien
    DULUTH, Minn. -- Injuries can end a season or career for a hockey player in their teens or 20s, but just weeks after Mark Sertich broke a rib and punctured a lung in an on-ice collision, he was out on the rink Wednesday -- at age 94. Three to four days a week for the past 30 years, the retired office manager and World War II veteran has been joining a group of Duluth firefighters for friendly games of hockey. To celebrate Sertich's 94th birthday, which was Saturday, family and friends gathered Wednesday for a game at the Duluth Heritage...
  • GO BLACKHAWKS!

    06/15/2015 6:36:06 PM PDT · by Notforprophet · 60 replies
    Yours Truly ^ | 06/15/2015 | Notforprophet
    Ahem. Let's GO BLACKHAWKS. Finish this thing! That's all. NFP
  • Blackhawks Rally to Stun Tampa Bay 2-1 in Final Opener

    06/04/2015 12:03:21 AM PDT · by dr_lew · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 4, 2015 | GREG BEACHAM
    Teravainen and Antoine Vermette scored 1:58 apart late in the third period, and the Blackhawks rallied to stun the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Wednesday night.
  • Lightning in Cup Final, to play Ducks or Blackhawks

    05/29/2015 8:44:50 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 41 replies
    NHL.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | David Satriano
    The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New York Rangers 2-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final on Friday to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time. The Lightning, who won the best-of-7 series 4-3, either will host the Chicago Blackhawks, who have won the Stanley Cup twice in the past five seasons, or visit the Anaheim Ducks, who won it in 2007, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBC). Tampa Bay defeated the Calgary Flames in seven games to win the 2004 Stanley Cup.
  • Canada routs defending champ Russia 6-1 to win hockey worlds

    05/17/2015 2:36:56 PM PDT · by McGruff · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 5/17/2015 | KAREL JANICEK
    Sidney Crosby led Canada to its first hockey world championship title since 2007 Sunday with a goal and an assist in a dominant 6-1 victory over defending champion Russia in the final. In a meeting of the two most decorated teams in world championship history, Canada claimed its 25th title with another attacking display that Russia simply couldn't cope with.
  • Team USA Falls to Russia, 4-0, in Semifinals

    05/16/2015 1:05:34 PM PDT · by Altenkrug · 5 replies
    USA Hockey ^ | May 16, 2015
    PRAGUE, Czech Republic – Connor Hellebuyck (Commerce, Mich./St. John’s University) made 26 saves, but the U.S. Men’s National Team fell to Russia, 4-0, here today in semifinal action at the 2015 World Ice Hockey Championship. Team USA will face the Czech Republic tomorrow (May 17) in the bronze-medal game. Puck drop is set for 10:15 a.m. ET at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Marcel Pronovost, Hall of Famer on 5 Stanley cup winners, dies at 84

    04/27/2015 8:02:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    AP via Fox Sports ^ | April 27, 2015
    Hall of Famer Marcel Pronovost, who spent 15 years with the Detroit Red Wings before capping his playing career with a five-year run in Toronto, has died. He was 84. Pronovost won the Stanley Cup five times as a player and recorded 88 goals and 257 assists in 1,206 regular-season games. He moved into coaching after his retirement and had served as a scout for the New Jersey Devils since 1990.
  • 'Miracle on Ice' hockey doctor mugged at wife's graveside

    04/21/2015 7:11:14 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 4-21-15 | ap
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 94-year-old physician who served as team doctor for five U.S. men's Olympic hockey squads has suffered serious injuries in an attack while visiting his wife's grave. KMSP-TV reported that George Nagobads was mugged Sunday afternoon at the Crystal Lake Cemetery and left bleeding from the head. A witness says Nagobads managed to get back in his car and drive away. The unidentified witness says he saw a young man looking through a wallet near the mausoleum before fleeing. Nagobads was the University of Minnesota men's hockey team physician for 34 years until his retirement in 1992....
  • 2015 NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

    04/12/2015 7:09:33 AM PDT · by airborne · 400 replies
    NHL website ^ | 4/12/15 | various
    This is the "Live Thread" for the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. I will try to keep it as up to date as possible but feel free to add anything either on the Playoffs in general or your favorite team in particular. Just remember to keep it civil.GAME ON!
  • Ice Warriors: Wounded Warriors

    03/22/2015 5:30:55 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    pbs.org ^ | 11-10-14 | pbs
    Hear the veterans and active duty serviceman of the US Paralympic sled hockey team describe what it means to them to be part of Team USA. ICE WARRIORS premieres November 10 at 10/9C (check local listings).
  • 1980 'Miracle on Ice' U.S. Olympic hockey team reunites in Lake Placid

    02/21/2015 1:48:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 69 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 21, 2015
    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Thirty-five years after the U.S. Olympic hockey team's stunning gold medal at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics, the once-fuzzy-faced heroes are being feted for their signature accomplishment. Every surviving member of the hockey team is coming back for a "Relive the Miracle" reunion on Saturday night at Herb Brooks Arena, the hockey rink on Main Street they made famous with one of the most memorable upsets in sports history. Missing will be Brooks, the Hall of Fame coach who was killed in a car accident in 2003, and rugged defenseman Bob Suter, who died...
  • US hockey team's Miracle on Ice was 35 years ago; seems like yesterday for Mike Eruzione

    02/18/2015 6:45:53 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    fox ^ | 2-18-15 | ap
    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – It's been more than three decades since his landmark goal became the centerpiece of the U.S. Olympic hockey team's Miracle on Ice. For 60-year-old Mike Eruzione, it still seems like only yesterday. Eruzione says he's doing something every week that's associated with 1980, the year he scored a game-winning goal against the Soviet Union in the medal round at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics. It was a bunch of college kids matched up against one of the best teams in hockey history. The United States triumphed with an improbable comeback 35 years ago.
  • Former NHLer Steve Montador passes away at 35

    02/15/2015 2:04:48 PM PST · by massmike · 16 replies
    http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/ ^ | 02/15/2015 | James O'Brien
    Former NHL defenseman Steve Montador died at age 35, as first reported by TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. The Mississauga News reports that he was found dead at his home at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. Police do not suspect foul play. Montador last performed in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2011-12. He played 571 regular season games spread out between the Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabres, Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins and Blackhawks. Many may remember him most from his time when the Flames, as he appeared in 20 postseason games during Calgary’s memorable run to the 2004 Stanley...
  • Police: Zamboni driver’s blood-alcohol level was over three times legal limit

    02/03/2015 2:52:20 PM PST · by skeptoid · 16 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | Feb 2, 2015 at 10:11 p.m. | Archie Ingersoll
    FARGO – A 27-year-old man accused of driving a Zamboni while drunk at a high school hockey game had a blood-alcohol level of over three times the legal limit, police said. A preliminary breath test showed that Steven James Anderson had a blood-alcohol level of 0.30 percent on Friday night, said Lt. Joel Vettel, a Fargo police spokesman. The limit in North Dakota is 0.08 percent.
  • NHL ALL STAR WEEKEND

    01/22/2015 1:39:26 PM PST · by airborne · 16 replies
    NHL web site ^ | 1/22/15 | VARIOUS
    Here's a list of the events for the weekend. Thursday - Top Prospects Game - 7 PM Top Prospects Game Friday - All Star Draft - 8 PM All Star Draft Saturday - All Star Skills Competition - 7 PM All Star Skills Competition Sunday - All Star Game - 5 PM All Star Game
  • North Stars great J.P. Parise dies at 73

    01/08/2015 8:44:29 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-9-15 | Chad Graff
    J.P. Parise, a former Minnesota North Star and a central figure in Minnesota hockey, died Wednesday night surrounded by loved ones. He was 73. Parise was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in February. He is survived by his wife Donna and two children, Jordan and Zach. The family released a statement through the Wild: "After a brave battle with lung cancer, J.P. Parise passed away peacefully at home Wednesday night with his family by his side. We appreciate the outpouring of support we have received from family, friends and the entire hockey community during this difficult time. J.P. was...
  • Dallas Stars video board pokes fun at North Korea's Kim Jong Un

    12/23/2014 7:09:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 23, 2014 | Chris Peters
    The Dallas Stars video board is known for its clever barbs at the opposing teams and using current events to their comedic advantage. Well, if you hadn't heard, North Korea has been in the news lately. After hacking efforts that effectively shut down the release of Sony-produced film The Interview was traced back to North Korea by the FBI, the country has experienced widespread internet outages. So, naturally, this gave the Stars' entertainment team an ample opportunity to stir up a little national fervor in the proud American city of Dallas, Texas.
  • Gordie Howe's condition improving following stem cell treatment

    12/20/2014 7:12:57 AM PST · by airborne · 32 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 19, 2014 | Adam Gretz
    After suffering a major stroke in late October, the health of Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe seemed to be rapidly deteriorating. But lately there have been reports that his condition has been steadily improving to the point where he is now able to help with household chores, reports that were confirmed by his family on Friday. That is his when his family released a statement through the Red Wings organization thanking an experimental stem cell treatment for what they describe as a "miraculous" recovery. Here is the complete statement from the Howe family. "Following the press coverage of our...
  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby has mumps

    12/16/2014 9:05:48 AM PST · by shove_it · 42 replies
    ESPN ^ | 15 Dec 2014 | Katie Strang
    The National Hockey League's puzzling outbreak of the mumps has now reached the league's biggest star. Sidney Crosby has the vaccine-preventable disease. The Pittsburgh Penguins announced the diagnosis in a news release Sunday morning. According to the release, Crosby will be "monitored daily, but specialists believe he should be through the infectious period by Monday."
  • The perfect Jean Beliveau tribute montage (Video)

    12/10/2014 7:13:28 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12-10-14 | Greg Wyshynski
    There have been so many tributes to the great Jean Beliveau in the last week. So many of them have been moving, like the video and the salute to his family at Tuesday night's Montreal Canadiens home game. But leave it to hockey's master of the montage, Tim Thompson, to completely nail it. The voices, the images, the moments, the tones of Leonard Cohen turning into Mr. Beliveau's favorite opera ... it's amazing. (Thompson was, of course, the man behind all of those great Hockey Night In Canada montages.) Few hockey videos, if any, are scored to Pavarotti. Yet it's...
  • Legendary Montreal Canadiens star Jean Beliveau dead

    12/02/2014 10:08:25 PM PST · by xp38 · 31 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | December 2 2014 | Mike Zeisberger
    Jean Beliveau, one of the greatest legends to ever play in the National Hockey League, has passed away. He was 83. Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972, Beliveau scored 507 goals and 712 assists in 1,125 games over parts of 20 seasons, all as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. Beliveau was the first player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as Stanley Cup playoffs MVP, winning the award in the Canadiens’ 1965 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. In the end, Beliveau won the Stanley Cup 10 times with the Canadiens. Along with being the captain of...
  • Heartwarming Video: Canadian hockey fans finish Star Spangled Banner after singer’s mic cuts out

    11/21/2014 2:26:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/21/2014 | Guy Benson
    We interrupt this week’s deluge of executive amnesty and Grubergate coverage to bring you this heartwarming Friday afternoon palate cleanser. First, some brief background, from HuffPo: They may be our biggest rivals on the ice, but when it comes to honouring our American neighbours, Canadians don’t pass up on the opportunity to chime in. The video, filmed Nov. 18, shows the opening of the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. the Nashville Predators hockey game. When Canadian singer Michelle Madeira began the American national anthem, her microphone failed. So what did the Canadian crowd do? They picked up right where she...
  • Gordie Howe suffers serious stroke

    10/29/2014 7:49:22 PM PDT · by shove_it · 35 replies
    ESPN ^ | 29 Oct 2014
    Hockey great Gordie Howe suffered a serious stroke Sunday and has lost some function on the right side of his body and has difficulty speaking, his daughter, Cathy Purnell, confirmed to ESPN.com on Tuesday. Howe, who suffered the stroke while in Texas, is recovering at his daughter's house in Lubbock, his son told The Detroit News. Dr. Murray Howe is the head of the department of radiology at Toledo Hospital in Ohio...
  • Bob Suter, member of 'Miracle on Ice' team, dies at 57

    09/09/2014 5:28:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    NHL.com ^ | September 9, 2014
    Bob Suter, a member of the 1980 U.S. "Miracle on Ice" team and father of Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, died Tuesday. He was 57. "We are very saddened by today's news that Minnesota Wild scout Bob Suter suddenly passed away," the Wild said in a statement. "The Wild organization sends its condolences to the entire Suter family during this difficult time. Not only was Bob a great hockey ambassador, he was a terrific person off the ice who will be greatly missed by all of us." The cause of death was not given.
  • Man Indicted on Charges of Selling Prescription Pills to Derek Boogaard

    09/09/2014 1:02:24 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9-9-14 | JOHN BRANCH and BENJAMIN WEISER
    Two weeks before he died of an overdose in 2011, the New York Rangers player Derek Boogaard was excused from his substance-abuse rehabilitation in California and returned to New York. He drove to Long Island, as he had done many times in the months before, and paid a man for illegally obtained prescription painkillers. This time, rather than cash, Boogaard paid with a personal check.
  • Stanley Cup winner's son scores the 'Spamboni'

    08/15/2014 9:56:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-15-14 | Nick Ferraro
    The old "Spamboni" ice resurfacer has sold for the $2,000 asking price -- and it's going to a family with deep Minnesota hockey roots. Dave Langevin, whose dad grew up in St. Paul and won four Stanley Cups as a defenseman with the New York Islanders in the early 1980s, is now the owner of the Hormel-sponsored Zamboni that once wheeled around the St. Paul Civic Center while promoting the Austin, Minn.-based company's canned meat. The 1972 HDB Zamboni (Serial No. 1566) was the Civic Center's original machine.
  • Blackhawks nix 'The Stripper'

    08/14/2014 8:24:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    ESPNChicago.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Scott Powers
    The Chicago Blackhawks will no longer play "The Stripper" during their Shoot the Puck contest after hearing from fans who found the song demeaning to women, a team spokesperson said Wednesday. Blackhawks fans recently have been voicing their opinions about the song and a few other Blackhawks practices they deem sexist. The push for change picked up after Marissa Miller, 31, of Chicago, started gathering online signatures Aug. 6 for a petition for the Blackhawks to treat their female fans the same as their male ones.
  • Some Sharks fans object to plan of using 'ice girls'

    07/14/2014 7:44:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | July 12, 2014 | David Pollak
    SAN JOSE -- The Sharks are not backing down from their plan to recruit "ice girls" to help clean the playing surface during each game despite a backlash from a segment of their fan base. "Fans take pride in the Sharks not objectifying women. Please keep the Tank a family environment," SharksFanTX wrote on Twitter. Another ended her Twitter complaint with an "#icegirlsareadealbreaker" hashtag, vowing to cancel season tickets if the team sticks with its plan. And with little publicity, a "Say NO to Sharks Ice Girls" page on Facebook, as well as a similar petition at change.org, attracted more...
  • Presenters, performers named for 2014 NHL Awards

    06/19/2014 9:04:17 AM PDT · by airborne · 48 replies
    NHL web site ^ | 6/18/14 | none listed
    NEW YORK – Current and former NHL stars, including members of the 2014 Stanley Cup® champion Los Angeles Kings, headline the lineup of presenters, nominees and special guests for the 2014 NHL Awards™, the National Hockey League's celebration of the best of the 2013-14 season, on and off the ice. Hosted by renowned television and radio broadcaster George Stroumboulopoulos, the 2014 NHL Awards will broadcast live from the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN in the U.S. and on CBC in Canada. Current and former NHLers P.K. Subban, Chris Pronger,...
  • Josh Ho-Sang And The NHL Draft

    06/16/2014 12:45:24 AM PDT · by idov · 9 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | June 16, 2014 | Dov Ivry
    A Jewish player that may go in the first round of the NHL draft this month is Josh Ho-Sang. His father is a black Jamaican who got his name from a Chinese grandfather, his mother is a Spanish-speaking Chilean of Russian and Swedish parents. They live in Toronto. She is Jewish and brought up Josh as such. He played for the Windsor Spitfires in the Ontario junior league and scored 32 goals. He is an absolute wizard with the puck but there are three knocks against him.