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  • NHL commissioner on protests: 'I don't think people come to games for that'

    10/25/2017 4:10:28 PM PDT · by airborne · 14 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 14, 2017 | Cody Benjamin
    Addressing the role of protests in hockey during a Q&A with the Los Angeles Kings' Jim Fox this week, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman indicated that most of the league is "basically doing what they believe is correct" and keeping demonstrations during the national anthem away from the rink. "Our players tend to focus on the games, which is what I think fans want," Bettman said, as transcribed by For The Win's Hemal Jhaveri. "There's lots of places where you can exercise your commitment on either social or political causes, but I don't think people come to games for that. I...
  • Penguins: White House Visit Is Not About Politics

    10/10/2017 3:53:42 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    AP, Sports Illustrated ^ | October 10, 2017
    PITTSBURGH (AP) Sidney Crosby and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins view their trip to the White House on Tuesday as the final moment of celebration for a championship season, not some sort of statement about where they stand on President Donald Trump. ''From my side of things, there's absolutely no politics involved,'' Crosby said Monday. ''Hopefully it stays that way. It's a visit we've done in the past. It's been a good experience. It's not about politics, that's for sure.'' At least, it hasn't been. Yet the Penguins have found themselves unwittingly thrust into the increasingly uncomfortable intersection of...
  • Joel Ward Pens Heartfelt Message, Explains Why He Won't Kneel During Anthem

    09/28/2017 8:04:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 77 replies
    Joel Ward will not be the first player in NHL history to take a knee during the national anthem, the Sharks forward announced on Thursday. But his announcement came with a heartfelt message for equality and bridging the gap between communities: "Over the last several days, I have been asked if I would consider kneeeling during the playing of the U.S. national anthem. It's something I have spent a lot of time thinking about. "As a black man, I have experienced racism both inside and outside of the sporting world. I have been pulled over by law enforcement for no...
  • Avs fans to Trump, NHL: Let Us Ignore Hockey In Peace

    09/28/2017 7:31:21 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 23 replies ^ | 9/25/2017 | The Elbow Staff
    DENVER, CO – A group of Colorado Avalanche fans has written an open letter to President Donald Trump and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman following the weekend's developments. The group of diehard supporters co-signed the memo asking for sports to be left out of their beloved politics after the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they would be accepting the invitation to the White House. "We, the undersigned, write to both of you explaining how we are devastated by the way the sport has infiltrated politics the last few days," the letter reads. "We are regular, hardworking westerners. When we come home each...
  • Trump’s clash with protesting athletes could be a turning point in pro sports (White players?)

    09/25/2017 3:55:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | September 25, 2017 | Cathal Kelly
    Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey was born into the Jim Crow South.For most of his childhood, he lived with his grandparents in rural Kentucky. His grandfather cleaned a local hotel at night but wasn't allowed to eat there during the day. Casey, 60, remembers Klan rallies rolling through the centre of town. He remembers white parents standing at the door of his desegregated grade school, screaming at black students. He remembers all the worst things about the most divisive period in recent American history. "I came through the sixties and seventies," Casey said. "And it's eerily getting back to that."...
  • Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya and Danielle Goyette headline Hockey Hall of Fame's class of 2017

    06/26/2017 1:12:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | June 26, 2017 | Lance Hornby
    The Finnish Flash will light up the Hockey Hall Of Fame. Teemu Selanne was the lock to be named among the 2017 inductees voted in Monday afternoon in his first year of eligibility, joined by three former NHLers who had been on the waiting list: Paul Kariya, Dave Andreychuk and Mark Recchi. Canadian national women world and Olympic champion Danielle Goyette rounded out the player category. Two builders were also added: long-time Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and Canadian university coaching legend Clare Drake, who ran the University of Alberta program.

    06/21/2017 3:58:40 PM PDT · by airborne · 26 replies
    NHL website ^ | 6/21/17 | various
    And the award goes to .......
  • NHL Hockey Expansion Protected Lists are Released for Vegas

    06/18/2017 12:10:45 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 49 replies ^ | 6/18/17 | NHL
    The list of protected and unprotected players of each NHL team is out. See link. The new Vegas team, the Golden Knights, can pick one player or goalie from each of the 30 existing teams according to some rules. And there will be trading in the draft on Weds as well. Interrresting. Airborne, I am going to use the hockey ping list but if that is a faux pas, please let me know. I apologize in advance.
  • Let's Buy The Whalers And Bring Them Back Home

    05/06/2017 8:47:31 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 47 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Friday, May 5, 2017 | JOHN Q. GALE
    Hartford Courant Let's Buy The Whalers And Bring Them Back Home Bring Back The Whalers Hartford city councilman John Q. Gale has proposed a way for the Whalers to come back to Hartford. By JOHN Q. GALE Friday, May 5, 2017 Forbes Magazine says that the Carolina Hurricanes (our Hartford Whalers) National Hockey League franchise is worth $230 million. As the team has the lowest attendance in the league, this is likely an overstatement, but let's work with it. Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. said earlier this year that he would entertain offers for his team. What if all 38...
  • Michael Mantenuto from the 2004 hockey film Miracle is found dead in his car after shooting himself

    04/27/2017 11:33:03 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 04/27/2017 | Heidi Parker
    Michael Mantenuto died on Monday at the age of 35. The former Disney star shot himself while sitting in his car in Des Moines, Washington, according to police. The actor and avid hockey player was best known for the 2004 Disney movie Miracle costarring Kurt Russell about the U. Men's Olympic hockey team that went on to win the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Mantenuto played Jack O'Callahan.
  • 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs Discussion Thread

    04/15/2017 9:38:44 AM PDT · by Hat-Trick · 502 replies
    Thought it well past time to get a 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs discussion thread going, now just 2 games into the 2017 Playoffs.

    04/10/2017 1:14:39 PM PDT · by airborne · 72 replies
    NHL websire ^ | 4/10/17 | airborne
    Ladies and gentlemen, here is the 2017 NHL Bracket Challenge!Here is your chance to compete against your fellow Freepers and pick the winners of this years' playoff series.Just pick which team wins each series, and then from the team you picked, pick the next series and the next.And then pick your team for the Stanley Cup Champions! Good Luck!
  • Bob Miller to retire as Kings' play-by-play announcer

    03/02/2017 6:31:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 2, 2017 | Helene Elliott
    Kings broadcaster Bob Miller has relinquished his microphone, a reluctant decision but one that was strongly recommended by his doctors to safeguard his health after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery early in 2016, suffered a mini-stroke three months later, and had another stroke in January. Miller, 78, was in his 44th season calling Kings games. He had cut back his schedule drastically and eliminated travel to games outside Pacific Division cities, but even that reduced workload proved too much.

    01/28/2017 8:49:47 AM PST · by airborne · 8 replies
    NHL websire ^ | 1/28/17 | NHL staff
    The NHL ALL STAR Weekend begins tonight with the SKILLS COMPETITION.
  • USA defeats Canada in a shootout at gold medal game in World Junior Hockey

    01/05/2017 8:36:14 PM PST · by airborne · 12 replies
    The USA has won the gold medal game against Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships following a 5-4 victory in a shootout. The game was played at the Bell Centre in Montreal and Team Canada came out firing on all cylinders in the first period of play as they took a quick 2-0 lead within five-and-a-half minutes of play.  Thomas Chabot scored at 4:38 into the period and Jeremy Lauzon followed up with another goal at 9:02. Team USA had defeated Canada in their first meeting of the tournament, but Canada quickly claimed command of the gold medal game...
  • Legendary Komets broadcaster Bob Chase passes

    11/25/2016 9:01:10 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 3 replies
    Fort Wayne Komets ^ | 11/24/2016 | Press Release
    Fort Wayne, IN-- Legendary Fort Wayne Komets broadcaster Bob Chase passed away at 2:40am ET Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at the age of 90. Chase completed 63 seasons as the voice of the Komets radio-rinkside last year after first arriving in Fort Wayne in 1953. Chase hailed from Negaunee, Michigan, where he was born January 22, 1926. He grew up in Marquette, Michigan and after high school joined the U.S. Navy where he served from 1943-1947. Upon his discharge from the Navy, Bob entered Northern Michigan University at Marquette and graduated in 1952. While in college, Bob started his radio...
  • Toronto Maple Leafs @ Pittsburgh Penguins (vanity)

    11/12/2016 5:10:39 PM PST · by airborne · 20 replies
    vanity ^ | 11/12/16 | airborne
    I'm at the Penguins game in Pittsburgh against Toronto. And the crowd not only sung the National Anthem loud and proud But we also sang Oh Canada too!
  • Sabres' Lehner adds Trump sticker to mask for Military Appreciation Night

    11/10/2016 7:57:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    The Score ^ | November 10, 2016 | Ian McLaren
    Robin Lehner is wading into political waters with his latest goalie mask. The Buffalo Sabres goaltender has added a 'Trump' sticker and a small photo of the president-elect on a military-themed mask for the team's Military Appreciation Night on Friday. "Even though I'm not American, I appreciate what the military and all these guys do," Lehner said, per Jonah Javad of WGR. "I've got a little support for my man Trump here."
  • Stars honor 5 Dallas cops killed this summer with decals on their helmets, pre-game tribute

    10/14/2016 5:31:07 PM PDT · by airborne · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 14, 2016 | Associated Press
    The Stars honored five officers slain in downtown Dallas this summer, wearing decals of their badges on their helmets during a season-opening 4-2 win. Family members of two of the slain officers, Dallas police Sgt. Michael Smith and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer Brent Thompson, participated in the pregame ceremonial puck drop. The captains for both teams, Jamie Benn of the Stars and Ryan Getzlaf of the visiting Anaheim Ducks, joined them at center ice. When introduced, the families got a long and loud ovation in the arena only a few blocks from where the five officers were killed...
  • World Cup of Hockey 2016

    09/10/2016 7:04:57 AM PDT · by airborne · 27 replies website ^ | 9/10/16 | various
    Exhibition games on today. Here is a link for the schedule -