NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is a controversial figure in many circles. That includes not only among fans and segments of the media, but also among some on the playing and officiating sides of the game.
I remember one time I worked a game in Los Angeles where I kept going to the non-congested areas with the best angle of the slot and net. Inevitably, I bumped into Wayne Gretzky as he arrived at the same spot.
Hockey is an emotional game, especially in the playoffs. Nevertheless, there is a right way and a wrong way to handle the emotions. One thing a player can never do, however, is use physical force against an official.
There are times when marginally related events converge and raise questions about issues related to sport. Such a convergence occurred in my corner of...
These are numbers you might expect in the Stanley Cup Finals, not the Conference Finals. In these two games, the Rangers have already eclipsed the average the New Jersey Devils had in the Stanley Cup Finals back in 2012.
Before the current Stanley Cup playoffs started, I predicted that Rule 69 (Goaltender Interference) was going to be a trouble spot in the postseason. It didn't take a psychic to successfully make that prediction.
By Jordan Adams My fingers are not shaped for basketball and my knees struggle to withstand a full season. Yet many young athletes run onto fields a...
When people complain about the "subpar" officiating in the NHL, I always tell them to look first at the coaching and instructions the officials receive. The NHL Rule Book is a messy, poorly written document.
Memorial Day is coming soon, and that means it's well past time to get yourself in shape for the beach! Work out at a gym or at home, then get a massa...
It's one of the best times of the year: April. A time when many sports teams are playing, and sometimes you can't decide what outranks what. Luckily f...
Europeans and other folks who adore the "beautiful game" of soccer are used to tie matches. Nil-nil can drive a crowd delirious. For Americans, however, it is just like kissing your sister. Who can love a tie?
I never wasted a single minute in rehab, always pushing my body to its absolute limits.
This week's playlist includes music by Terry Reid, Keite Young, Hockey, Paul Desmond, and more.
Why do they wear makeup? Because they want to! Because they are young women who want to look good and feel good while they are representing their countries doing what they love to do! Just because they're playing hockey doesn't mean they need to look like a pair of used elbow pads!
We used to hear that women aren't physical or competitive or aggressive enough to dedicate themselves to sport. But c'mon, did you see those triumphant Canadians and devastated Americans after their sudden-death overtime?
Scene: The Office of Russian President Vladimir Putin