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  • NHL Stadium Series

    03/03/2018 5:23:29 PM PST · by MAKOTHEDOG · 21 replies ^ | 3/3/2018 | NHL
    Maple Leafs, Capitals play outdoors at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Golden goal lifts OAR to Olympic men's hockey title over Germany in classic

    02/25/2018 9:12:41 AM PST · by NorseViking · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Feb. 25, 2018 | Brian Armen Graham
    Russia did not in fact win their first gold medal in men’s hockey in 26 years with a heart-stopping 4-3 overtime win over Germany on Sunday afternoon. Instead a team competing neutrally as Olympic Athletes from Russia, the IOC’s inspired nomenclatural workaround to incorporate Russians at the Pyeongchang Games despite a wholesale doping ban, held off a stingy German team in the game of the tournament to capture Olympic men’s hockey gold, the first for a Russian-affiliated team since Albertville 1992. Kirill Kaprizov’s one-time winner from the right circle on a power play in overtime followed a white-knuckle finish to...
  • Winter Olympics: Germany Stun Defending Champions Canada to Face OAR in Men's Ice Hockey Final

    02/23/2018 1:48:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/23
    Germany reached the men's ice hockey final at the Winter Olympics for the first time by beating defending champions Canada in the semi-finals. The 10th-seeded Germans won 4-3 at Gangneung Hockey Centre despite Canada fighting back from 4-1 down at the start of the third period. Germany will face the Olympic athletes from Russia (OAR) in Sunday's final.
  • Sore Loser! Furious Canadian Women's Hockey Player takes off her Silver Medal in Disgust and [Trunc]

    02/22/2018 12:56:42 PM PST · by Cecily · 76 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 22, 2018 | Danielle Zoellner
    A Canadian women's hockey player refused to wear her silver medal after her team lost to arch rivals USA in the Olympic finals. Jocelyne Larocque yanked the medal off her neck during the ceremony in Pyeongchang just seconds after an official gave it to her. The 29-year-old and her teammates lost the gold to the USA on Thursday in a dramatic shootout, ending a streak of four gold medals in the last four Olympic games. Team USA celebrated gold medal joy and ended 20 years of Olympic misery against Canada in the most anticipated clash of the Winter Games last...
  • Team USA breaks Canada's streak to win women's hockey gold medal in thrilling shootout

    02/21/2018 11:26:42 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 23 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | February 22, 2018 | Eric Adelson
    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The curse is broken. The gold is finally back in America. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the winning goal in a shootout to complete an inspired and thrilling comeback and give Team USA its first Olympic championship in 20 years.
  • TEAM USA Women's Hockey Wins GOLD!

    02/21/2018 11:13:27 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 34 replies
    YAY! :) This was the only event I've watched in full so far at the Olympics and it was SOOOOOOOOO WORTH IT! Went to overtime and then they won in the shootout.
  • WATCH: Joe Thornton has a handful of his beard ripped out during fight

    01/05/2018 4:55:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 1/5 | Pete Blackburn
    At least Nazem Kadri had the decency to return the beard to its (former) ownerThursday night's Sharks-Maple Leafs game in Toronto got off to a rather interesting (and hairy) start. Prior to the game's opening faceoff, San Jose center Joe Thornton and Leafs center Nazem Kadri lined up at the dot and got into a little skirmish. It appears both of them were feeling quite irritable heading into the game, for whatever reason. Not the way anyone expected Leafs/Sharks to start. Nazem Kadri and Joe Thornton get mad at each other in the faceoff dot, both get thrown out of...
  • Winter Classic

    01/01/2018 10:48:05 AM PST · by MAKOTHEDOG · 25 replies
    "We are very grateful to the NHL," Jake Nicholson told "They truly care about their fans."
  • 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!