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Hockey Player Suffers Devastating Hit During Game

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 11.07.2014 | Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs center Daniel Winnik was knocked down after taking a hit by Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda during the first period of a g...

WATCH: Tiny Hockey Fan Hands Out Adorable Pregame Fist Bumps

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.07.2014 | Good News

Hockey players are used to taking some pretty hard hits. No matter how hard the cross-check, though, we'd like to think this young fan's pregame fist ...

Make Haste, Make Mistakes: Officiating in the NHL

Paul Stewart | Posted 01.05.2015 | Sports
Paul Stewart

One of the biggest mistakes any official can make is being too hasty to make a call. It can happen to anyone, including a veteran, but this is a learning experience that almost everyone goes through in his or her career: When you make haste, you make mistakes.

LOOK: NHL Players Don 'Frozen' Outfits For Visit To Children's Hospital

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.01.2014 | Good News

Boston Bruins players suited up earlier this week for a special mission that required a fair amount of gear. Specifically: a reindeer costume, a sn...

Six Business Lessons I Learned From Trying Out Hockey

Erika Dickstein | Posted 12.28.2014 | Small Business
Erika Dickstein

I invite you to try something totally new and different and think about what lessons you can learn and apply to your business. I would love to hear your results in comments below.

US Hockey Fans Sing 'O, Canada' In Gorgeous Show Of Compassion For Ottawa

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.23.2014 | Good News

These hockey fans came together in a beautiful show of support for a country and its citizens at a time when they needed it most. While the Canadia...

The Obscure Hockey Documentary That Every American Needs To See

Lindsay Moran | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsay Moran

Red Army is a documentary about so much more than just hockey. It's a window not just into the world of elite athletes, but also into the Cold War -- its oppression, its defections, its KGB trickery, its era of indefatigable distrust and ever-simmering antipathy between them and us.

The Year's Most Talked About Documentary So Far

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment

"Red Army" is one of the year's most talked about documentaries, with critics raving after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Examining the Sov...

NHL Player Gets All Sorts Of Confused Over Penalty Boxes

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.10.2014 | Sports

They say home is where the heart is. Well, that was definitely true for Ottawa Senators forward David Legwand, who wandered into the wrong penalty ...

The Boston Bruins Will Be Stanley Cup Champions

Nik Bonaddio | Posted 12.09.2014 | Sports
Nik Bonaddio

While you can pinpoint with some accuracy who the likely contenders for the Stanley Cup are, there is still quite a bit of variance in the actual winner once you narrow down the field.

Hockey Player Makes 'Dream Come True' For Young Fan Who Has Down Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.11.2014 | Good News

For one young fan, this hockey player just proved that he's as much of a superstar off the ice as he is on. In early September, Ann Schaab, a fourt...

Jump in the Fire: My Opening Night in the NHL

Paul Stewart | Posted 12.08.2014 | Sports
Paul Stewart

Every player, coach and referee who has ever appeared in the NHL has his own story to tell about his first game in the League. The tale of my first game reffing in the NHL is an unconventional one. That's par for the course with me.

A Leaf Fan's Reaction to Being Named Worst Sports Franchise in North America

Emily Cornelius | Posted 11.25.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

First of all... any Leaf fan will tell you... haters gonna hate. Being scoffed at, criticized, mocked, poked, prodded and scrutinized is a daily occurrence for a Leaf fan.

Leaf's Preseason: The First Round of Cuts Have Been Made... Who's Still Vying for a Spot?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 11.24.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

The Leafs are four games into the preseason; including two games against the Flyers and a split-squad pairing against the Sens. Players were fighting to show their skills... some of them quite literally.

The Athlete as Role Model

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 11.23.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The seemingly endless saga of Ray Rice and his fellow miscreants raises some fundamental questions about the role of athletes in American culture.

Sports, Violence, Drugs

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 11.22.2014 | Sports
Daniel N. Nelson

Today, every sport is troubled by violence on and off the field, sexual predators, illegal drug usage, and corrupt practices. In the United States alone, one need only mention names - Bonds, Sandusky, Armstrong, Rice - but the list is endless.

Officiating Machines (or Back to Humans)

Paul Stewart | Posted 11.17.2014 | Sports
Paul Stewart

In my post-active career as an officiating supervisor and trainer, I have absolutely seen officials whom I can instantly tell are letting fear control them rather than confronting that fear by letting the game take shape and calling it accordingly.

How Hard Is It to Make It to the NHL?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 11.11.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

As hockey fans, one of our favorite things to do is criticize the players. But are we giving these players enough credit? How hard is it actually to 'make it,' to 'go to the show,' to 'get the call?'

Canoe Paddles, Trash Picking and Banana Curves

Paul Stewart | Posted 11.10.2014 | Sports
Paul Stewart

Hockey is a sport of trends as well as evolution. That includes the enforcement of the rulebook and the development of the rules themselves. But the enforcement of some rules is stressed more than others.

'Seinfeld' Gets Honored In The Best Way | Posted 09.04.2014 | Entertainment

Finally, "Seinfeld’s" puffy shirt makes an appearance in a place that makes sense—the ice skating rink. On November 16, the Bakersfield Condors...

You Have to Spend Money to Make Money and the Leafs Have Money

Emily Cornelius | Posted 10.31.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

Following the trend of "Moneypuck" - how can the Leafs spend more money, to see the highest ROI? The cap is the cap - you can't change that. So where else can they invest in?

If Hockey Players Pulled a LeBron and 'Went Home'

Emily Cornelius | Posted 10.24.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

Ontario would probably have to expand from two teams to about five teams to accommodate the talent, and London, Ontario -- just 200km west of Toronto -- would be able to put one of the strongest teams on the ice.

5 Breakout NHL Players to Watch this Year

Emily Cornelius | Posted 10.21.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

A new hockey season is a wonderful thing - it provides a blank slate for all players new and old alike. Players like Steve Stamkos of the Tampa Bay L...

Tough Love Teaching on the Way to the NHL

Paul Stewart | Posted 10.20.2014 | Sports
Paul Stewart

As he was for every official coming through the ranks in my era, Frank Udvari was a mentor and teacher to me. When I was working my way up to the NHL, I never knew when he might be at a game I was doing. His message was both memorable and startling.

Should the Red Wings Sign Daniel Alfredsson?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 10.13.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

Much to the disappointment of his grand plan - Alfie didn't win a cup by signing with the Red Wings in July 2013 for one year. He did record a respectable season, with 18 goals, and 49 points in only 68 games.