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NHL Rookie Makes Most Amazing Debut Ever

Reuters | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.13.2016 | Sports

Not bad for starters. Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews became the first National Hockey League player to score four goals in his first game,...

Gordie Howe, AKA Mr. Hockey, Is The Definition Of Determination

Sammi Silber | Posted 06.10.2016 | Sports
Sammi Silber

Though this day is a sad one, it is one where we will remember everything Howe did for the National Hockey League. We remember every hit, every stitch, every shift, every goal and every moment Howe had. Mr. Hockey never gave up, and he never quit.

Stanley Cup 2016 Showdown: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks, Which Team Is Worth More?

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.31.2016 | Sports

By Laura Woods, Contributor Game One of the Stanley Cup finals was held on Monday, May 30, at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh ...

Black Cat Runs Onto Hockey Rink, Likely Dooming San Jose Sharks

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.30.2016 | Sports

The San Jose Sharks better hope the whole black-cat-crossing-your-path-means-bad-luck thing is nothing more than a myth. If it isn't, the Sharks won't...

Chicago Blackhawks Player Apologizes For Homophobic Tantrum

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.20.2016 | Sports

Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw apologized Wednesday for a homophobic remark he shouted near the end of Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs ...

First Round NHL Playoff Predictions

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 04.13.2016 | Sports
Carey Beth Elder

The NHL Playoffs begin tonight when the Detroit Red Wings visit the Tampa Bay Lightning, the reigning Eastern Conference champions, at 7 p.m. ET. We'v...

Colorado Avalanche Take on the Detroit Red Wings in Stadium Series Matchup

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 02.23.2017 | Sports
Carey Beth Elder

Colorado will hosts the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Field in the NHL Stadium Series this weekend. The three-day festival begins on Thursday with a priv...

Former Hockey Pro Explains The Best Workouts To Increase Speed And Agility

Quora | Posted 02.23.2017 | Sports

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Anaheim Ducks 4 - 1 Philadelphia Flyers

Simon Heseltine | Posted 02.11.2017 | Sports
Simon Heseltine

February 9th 2016 marked the 50th birthday of the Philadelphia Flyers, and also the 2nd and final meeting of the season with the Anaheim Ducks.

ESPN's Linda Cohn: Dennis Wideman Deserves Longer Suspension

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports

Dennis Wideman, the Calgary Flames defenseman recently suspended for 20 games after hitting linesman Don Henderson last week, did not get a severe eno...

What You'll See at the NHL All Star Skills Competition and Game

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 01.30.2017 | Sports
Carey Beth Elder

Tonight the NHL will host their All Star Skills Competition and tomorrow is the All Star Game. We gathered some predictions on what we think will happen this weekend in Nashville.

It's Time the NHL Took Violence Against Women Seriously

Melissa Geschwind | Posted 11.13.2016 | Sports
Melissa Geschwind

This is about the fans. This is about the lifelong Blackhawks supporter who happens to be a rape survivor. It's about the kids sitting a few rows away who don't fully understand what Kane might have done, but who know it doesn't matter because the Jumbotron keeps reminding them that he's a hockey hero.

Lessons on Building Company Culture from the Chicago Blackhawks

JD Gershbein | Posted 06.21.2016 | Chicago
JD Gershbein

Winning a championship in any professional sport is a war of attrition. Getting to the top in the National Hockey League takes added resolve and finesse. An 80-game season alone takes its toll on teams.

Travis Waldron

The Arizona City That Shows The Problem With Tax-Funded Sports Arenas | Travis Waldron | Posted 06.11.2015 | Sports

The Glendale, Arizona, city council has voted to cancel its contract with the owner of the Arizona Coyotes.

The Ring's the Thing

Paul Stewart | Posted 05.06.2016 | Sports
Paul Stewart

Back in 1977, I was in the office of Cincinnati Stingers owner Bill DeWitt, getting ready to sign my contract for the World Hockey Association team. I put down the pen for a moment and told Mr. DeWitt a story.

Is the Future of Hockey on Thin Ice?

Kyle Rabin | Posted 06.29.2015 | Sports
Kyle Rabin

Back in February, the NHL proudly announced that it ranked number 17 on the EPA's National Top 100 list of the largest users of green power. It became the first professional sports league ever to achieve this important distinction.

Why Jack Eichel Needs To Turn Professional

Jeffrey Hoffman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Sports
Jeffrey Hoffman

Buffalo has long been regarded as a great hockey town, and this is why the Sabres and their fans were willing to gamble on the draft and why Eichel needs to turn professional and begin that journey.

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.

Old Time Hockey: Defending the Dinosaur

Paul Stewart | Posted 06.08.2015 | Sports
Paul Stewart

There are many things I love about hockey that will never change. However, there really are times when I feel like I am a throwback to the days when dinosaurs and giants roamed the earth.

Longevity Lessons from Jaromir Jagr

Paul Stewart | Posted 06.01.2015 | Sports
Paul Stewart

Recently, I saw a quote from Jaromir that really struck home with me. Jagr has been known to skate at midnight after playing in games. He outworks much younger teammates in the gym and adheres to a training regimen that borders on the surreal. That is why he's still around.

Run the Clock and Shut Your Mouth

Paul Stewart | Posted 05.25.2015 | Sports
Paul Stewart

At the professional levels, there are regular crews who work the league that oversee operations and the penalty and game clocks. These folks are invaluable to us on-ice officials, and very often they spot things that the officials -- and even the coaches -- miss.

A Ref's Favorite Team? I Love 'Em All

Paul Stewart | Posted 05.18.2015 | Sports
Paul Stewart

You know something I've never seen? I've never seen a referee or linesman who is "biased" toward or against a particular team. I would say so if it was otherwise, and probably would have to be physically separated from the SOB if we were in the same place at the same time.

Win Some, Lose Some

Paul Stewart | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports
Paul Stewart

Over the course of my officiating career in the NHL, I ran afoul of my bosses for a variety of reasons. Among the sillier reasons that I caught flak: my late father's briefcase, a roller bag, cowboy boots, a tuxedo, a quote, parking in New Haven, and a "bet" for charity.

Blackhawks Fan Wears Bandage Of Courage After Plexiglass Hits Her Face

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.07.2015 | Sports

Alexis Bovard is NHL tough -- and she's just a spectator. Bovard was taking in her first hockey game Friday in Chicago when a player collision agai...

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.