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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...
  • President Trump calls Penguins 'incredible patriots' during their White House visit

    10/12/2017 5:59:00 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 32 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Oct 10, 2017 | Cody Benjamin
    Hosting the reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins at the White House on Tuesday, U.S. president Donald Trump lauded the team as role models on and off the ice, touting the Pens' chance at a three-peat in 2017-18 and calling the group "incredible patriots." "You are true champions and incredible patriots," Trump told the team, as seen on CBS News. President Donald Trump addresses the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins at the White House. CBS News
  • Golden Knights honor shooting victims, heroes

    10/11/2017 1:36:15 PM PDT · by xp38 · 6 replies
    NHL.com ^ | Oct. 11 2017 | NHL
    The Vegas Golden Knights celebrated the victims and heroes of the Oct. 1 shooting that left 58 dead, introducing first responders and hospital workers to accompany them onto the ice during introductions, then projecting the names of each of the deceased before the game against the Arizona Coyotes at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday. The Golden Knights, prior to the first home game in their history, played a video honoring the city's first responders, who served the more than 500 injured and kept other attendees of the Route 91 Harvest Festival safe. Tweet from @GoldenKnights: How we chose to honor the...
  • Lightning forward J.T. Brown raises fist during national anthem (NHL)

    10/08/2017 8:31:34 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 81 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 7, 2017 | ESPN news services
    SUNRISE, Fla -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown raised his right fist during the playing of the national anthem before the team's first road game of the season. It is the first known demonstration of any kind during the anthem in an NHL regular-season game. The NHL has no rules governing what players must do during the national anthem.
  • NHL’s attempt to avoid political controversy misfires

    10/01/2017 8:06:32 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 30 2017 | Larry Brooks
    For as much as a segment of the hockey population would encourage NHL players to kneel or engage in other symbolic protest during the playing of the anthem, there is surely another segment that would encourage players to wear MAGA red hats during warmups or during on-camera interviews. And as much as we have players who might be prone to sit, we also have players who would be prone to wear the hat. If you can have one expression of opinion, you surely must also have the other.
  • 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...
  • Pittsburgh Penguins will visit President Trump, attend White House Stanley Cup celebration

    09/24/2017 10:27:58 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 53 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | September 24, 2017 | Jesse Dougherty
    While the sports world focused Sunday on the NFL and its reaction to incendiary recent statements by President Trump, the Pittsburgh Penguins inserted themselves into the sporting world’s ongoing political discussion by issuing a statement that the team would visit the White House as part of their Stanley Cup celebration. The Penguins, on the heels of their second consecutive Stanley Cup win this past June, still plan to visit President Trump, though a date has not yet been confirmed. The Penguins released the statement at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, right as a handful of professional athletes and owners continue to...
  • 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...
  • Capitals win Game 3 against Penguins in overtime

    05/02/2017 7:06:56 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 11 replies
    NHL.com ^ | May 1st, 2017 | Wes Crosby
    PITTSBURGH -- Kevin Shattenkirk knew he could improve and showed it Monday. Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal 3:13 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at PPG Paints Arena. After Trevor Daley was called for holding Marcus Johansson at 2:40 of overtime, Shattenkirk beat Marc-Andre Fleury with a wrist shot from below the circles for his first goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Penguins lead the best-of-7 series, 2-1. Game 4 is here on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). Pittsburgh...
  • Carrie Underwood Sings National Anthem for NHL Playoffs!

    04/18/2017 12:09:22 AM PDT · by Enchante · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 17, 2017 | Carrie Underwood
    Beautiful rendition of our national anthem.
  • 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.
  • 2017 NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS BRACKET CHALLENGE

    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.
  • Little Caesars creator and Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owner dies aged 87...

    02/11/2017 12:01:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 11, 2017 | Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Little Caesars creator and Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owner dies aged 87 after amassing a fortune worth $6BILLION Billionaire businessman Mike Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza empire before buying the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, and won praise for keeping the professional sports teams in the city as others relocated to new suburban stadiums, has died. He was 87. His family released a statement saying Ilitch died on Friday at a local hospital. They called him a visionary who set the tone for his company and his family. 'He made such a positive...
  • Each NHL Team Has an ‘LGBTQ-Inclusion Ambassador’ Now

    02/06/2017 7:03:56 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/6/17 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Every NHL team now has an "LGBTQ-inclusion ambassador" for a league that has no openly gay players.The NHL will host events throughout the month for its "Hockey Is For Everyone™" initiative that raise awareness about LGBTQ issues and gender equality in the all-men league."The NHL is teaming up with the You Can Play project to create more visibility for LGBTQ inclusion in the league and build a list of team ambassadors that creates a web of support reaching all 30 team locker rooms," reported Outsports.com, a website run by SB Nation."In support of their longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion...
  • Hockey Loves the USA/Vanity

    02/03/2017 12:14:22 PM PST · by CGASMIA68 · 14 replies
    https://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/789970623871279104
  • Trump nominates Florida Panthers owner for Secretary of the Army

    12/19/2016 8:45:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Yahoo sports ^ | 12/19/16 | Greg Wyshynski
    President-elect Donald J. Trump has announced on Monday that he nominates Vincent “Vinnie” Viola, owner of the Florida Panthers, as Secretary of the Army. Viola is a former U.S. Army infantry officer and the founder and chairman of Virtu Financial. He still must be approved by the Senate. Viola is a West Point graduate and U.S. Army veteran. He was trained as an Airborne Ranger infantry officer and served in the 101st Airborne
  • Army veteran Vincent Viola, billionaire owner of the Florida Panthers, named Trump’s Army secretary

    12/19/2016 7:42:12 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/19/16 | Dan Lamothe
    President-elect Donald Trump has nominated as his Army secretary Vincent Viola, an Army veteran who became a billionaire after founding an electronic trading firm and went on to buy the Florida Panthers hockey team. Viola is a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and funded the creation of its highly regarded Combating Terrorism Center after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. A former infantry officer and Ranger School graduate, he has pressed for innovation in cyber warfare, saying at a conference five years ago that the Army of the future will be built on a “gestalt...
  • 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."
  • Colin Kaepernick Is Stealing From His Boss

    09/05/2016 4:57:58 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/16 | Don Bendell
    Remind players in no uncertain terms that our freedom to speak and demonstrate comes with responsibilities too Thank you Colin Kaepernick, we’re all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view. I don’t know what your problem is, but I bet it’s very hard to pronounce. Like the few combat veterans, including my fellow Green Beret vet Nate Boyer, who stood by Colin at the pre-season game Thursday evening, I did indeed risk my life for people’s right to express their opinions freely and stand up for what they believe in. However, I respectfully disagree with each of them...