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Hockey Fights

Checks and Balances: Empathy for the Tough Guy

Paul Stewart | Posted 05.04.2015 | Sports
Paul Stewart

As a player, my ticket to reaching the NHL and WHA was my toughness and work ethic. As an official, I respected the people who performed the policeman role because I knew just how difficult and misunderstood that job really is.

You Could Go Clubbing To This NHL Montage

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

Ice hockey has never made you want to dance until now. While it's not intuitive to mix hockey with club beats, DJ Steve Porter compiles fantastic p...

WATCH: You Won't Believe How This Hockey Fight Ends

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 04.14.2014 | Sports

New York Islanders rookie Justin Johnson took on the much taller Sabres winger John Scott at First Niagara Center on Sunday night. Listed at 6'1'', Jo...

WATCH: Cops & Firefighters Brawl At Charity Hockey Game

Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports

They may be "New York's Finest" and "New York's Bravest," but they won't be competing for "New York's Classiest" after what happened on Sunday, when p...

WATCH: Hockey Fight Ends With Hugs, Beer

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports

The National Hockey League doesn't immediately stop players from throwing a couple of punches on the ice. Same goes for the Federal Hockey League, a p...

Former NHL Tough Guy Jeff Odgers' Epic Pride

Brian DAmbrosio | Posted 03.23.2014 | Sports
Brian DAmbrosio

Jeff Odgers played every NHL game as if it were his final. He scrapped and gritted his way onto the roster. In his face, you always saw a warrior, bruised and bloodied and majestic, in triumph and defeat.

Bad Idea: Picking A Bar Fight With This Guy

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.16.2013 | Sports

As a general rule, it's best not to get into bar fights. And you really shouldn't pick one with a professional hockey player -- especially not Milan L...

The Calendar May Say 2013 but the NHL Remains in the Stone Age

Ken Reed | Posted 02.08.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Today, NHL bigwigs publicly downplay the importance of fighting while privately believing it's their biggest marketing draw. But is allowing fighting shortsighted when it comes to the long-term growth of the sport?

OUCH: Canadiens Enforcer Delivers Brutal Uppercut

Posted 12.05.2013 | Sports

Somehow, New Jersey's Cam Janssen stayed on his feet after Montreal enforcer Brandon Prust delivered a hard uppercut to his chin on Wednesday night. T...

50 Landmark Hockey Fights

SI.com | Posted 11.15.2013 | Sports

The place of fighting in the game is hockey's eternal debate, a struggle between the hawks, to whom brawling is a time-honored way to hold players acc...

WATCH: Line Brawl Sparks Goalie Fight

Posted 11.11.2013 | Sports

A line brawl broke out between the Providence Bruins (Boston affiliate) and the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL on Sunday and even the goaltenders got i...

Every NHL Fight In Week 1

Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports

Week 1 of the 2013 NHL season is officially in the books, and the physicality of the game has already picked up right where it left off last year. ...

WATCH: Leafs, Sabres Brawl During Preseason Game

Posted 09.23.2013 | Sports

Buffalo Sabres enforcer John Scott sparked a line brawl during the third period of a preseason game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday. Within ...

WATCH: NHL Fighters Find Loophole In New Rule

Posted 09.20.2013 | Sports

Devils forward Krys Barch and Islanders winger Brett Gallant already found a loophole in one of the new rules implemented for the 2013-14 season. A...

It's Time for the Doctors to Weigh in on Hockey Fighting

Ken Reed | Posted 11.13.2013 | Sports
Ken Reed

"We in science can dot the line between blows to the head, brain degeneration and all of these other issues. So, in my view, it's time for the leagues to acknowledge this serious issue and take steps to reduce blows to the brain."

WATCH: Penguins Star 'Fights' Kid

Posted 08.27.2013 | Sports

Penguins star Evgeni Malkin recently dropped the gloves when he was challenged by a much younger skater during a charity game in Russia....

WATCH: Hockey Fight Injures Referee

Posted 06.12.2013 | Sports

A minor league ice hockey player injured a referee when he attacked a competitor during a recent game in the 2013 World Ball Hockey Championships. ...

NHL Fight Ends With A Knock Out

Posted 03.07.2013 | Sports

The Ontario rivalry between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs got off to a quick start on Wednesday night when David Dziurzynski and Frazer ...

Worst Hockey Fight Ever?

Posted 03.04.2013 | Sports

What looked like two opposing hockey players gearing up for a fight eventually turned into a long stare-down during a recent LNAH game between the Cor...

WATCH: Now THAT'S A Hockey Fight

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.22.2013 | Sports

Few minor league hockey fans may recall that the Rockford IceHogs surrendered a team-record amount of goals in an 11-6 loss to the Grand Rapids Griffi...

Rise In Hockey Violence Draws Attack From Unexpected Group

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business

Ever hear the Rodney Dangerfield joke about how he went to a fight and a hockey game broke out? Sponsors of the NHL aren't laughing at the violence...

Massive Brawl Breaks Out One Second Into Rangers-Devils Game

Posted 03.20.2012 | Sports

The Hudson River Rivalry added a new chapter on Monday night. Tensions were so high before the faceoff of the nationally televised Rangers-Devils game...

Hockey Brawl Erupts After Game Ends

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 03.01.2012 | Sports

Sheldon Brookbank, Bobby Ryan and the Anaheim Ducks weren't able to get any of their shots into the back of the net against Ryan Miller and the Buffal...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 02.15.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Does Barry Bonds deserve jail time for lying about steroids? My gut reaction is no. I understand that "obstruction of justice" is wrong, I'm just thinking about all the more severe crimes that go unpunished.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 02.13.2012 | New York
Len Berman

The Global Language Monitor reports that Tebowing, the act of taking a knee in prayerful reflection in the midst of an athletic activity, has been acknowledged as an English language word.