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We Can Still Learn More From Russian Hockey

Paul Stewart | Posted 06.15.2015 | Sports
Paul Stewart

I was watching a Russian Pee Wee team play against one of our Mass Selects when I was reminded by the U.S. coach to tell the Russian coach that we don't allow checking at that level in North America. The Russian coach laughed.

U.S. and Russia: Hockey Is Our Common Friend

Paul Stewart | Posted 04.21.2015 | Sports
Paul Stewart

Everyday language is rife with pitfalls and easy misunderstands. One of the beautiful things about hockey is that the sport -- like art or music -- is a universal language. It's something we can appreciate, love, support and nurture.

Who Wins Hockey's New Cold War? Nobody.

Paul Stewart | Posted 04.06.2015 | Sports
Paul Stewart

It concerns and disgusts me that there are some folks in North America who are taking a perverse pleasure in the fallout and the collapse of the ruble. Part of the beauty of hockey at its best is its ability to transcend borders and politics.

Common Sense Officiating: Thomas Paine Would Spin in His Grave

Paul Stewart | Posted 03.04.2015 | Sports
Paul Stewart

For example, in the recent Spengler Cup semifinal game between Team Canada and Geneva, there was a pivotal call made that may -- or may not -- have been correct under the letter of the rule book. However, common sense suggested that no call be made in that instance.

The Light at the End of the Tunnel May Be You

Paul Stewart | Posted 11.24.2014 | Sports
Paul Stewart

After many years, I am finally starting to figure out what my impact is and why I have lasted so long in this sport and this world after being counted out by others more times than I care to remember or count.

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. ...

Baffling KHL Penalty Shot Freezes Goaltender

Posted 01.15.2013 | Sports

As both sides embattled in the NHL labor dispute finally solidified a new collective bargaining agreement on Saturday in North America, superstars in ...

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Bernie Goldberg?

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.05.2012 | Sports
Patrick Sauer

In a sports media world devoted to talking heads, outlandish rumor-mongering, wild speculation and outright lies, Real Sports is a godsend.

This Hockey Player Apparently Likes Getting Punched In The Face

Posted 12.18.2011 | Sports

As the saying goes, different strokes for different folks. Unlike most people, Jon Mirasty of the Kontinental Hockey League's Vityaz Chekhov see...

Swedish Goalie Dies In Russia Plane Crash

AP | Posted 11.07.2011 | Sports

STOCKHOLM — Stefan Liv, the goaltender who helped Sweden win gold medals in the Olympics and world championships in 2006, was among those who di...

WATCH: Huge Brawl Breaks Out In KHL Hockey Game

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Seconds into Sunday's KHL hockey game between Avangard and Vityaz in Russia, players on Vityaz immediately attacked their opponents. Three separate fi...

"Russian" Back Into Sports Again

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

Even outside of the large scale events now coming to Russia, the idea of sport for commerce is growing in ways never before seen.

KHL Goalie Attacked By Fan, Gets Concussion (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

During a KHL playoff game in Yekaterinburg, Russia, a fan stormed the rink, grabbed an opposing goalie's stick and assaulted him in the head with it. ...

Alex Medvedev, Russian Hockey League Head, Wants NHL At 2014 Sochi Olympics

AP | JOHN WAWROW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The NHL "would be crazy" to skip the 2014 Sochi Games, the head of Russia's pro hockey league said Thursday. Alex...