The State of Hockey isn’t playoff caliber this year, or just about any year previous. But the fans keep buying up all the tickets at the Xcel Center anyway. Read more →
Billet families are the bright lights in what can be an unforgiving existence in western Canada’s junior hockey leagues. Their pain is surfacing now in the the days since a semitrailer ripped into a Canadian junior hockey league team bus, killing 15 people. Read more →
Some big names are about to be taken off, the latest move to keep the Cup from being too big to parade about. Read more →
If Minnesota is the state of hockey, where is the city of hockey? Read more →
Much ado is being made today of a study purporting to show that the thrill of a hockey game may be bad for a guy’s heart. I say, is there a better way to go? Read more →
It’s the busy time of year for accountants, but Foster, who plays hockey in some ‘beer leagues’, he says, found time to play goalie last night for the Chicago Blackhawks. Read more →
The twist this year: Assessing how great the kids’ lives have become because they made the hockey hair all-star team. Read more →
Even in Canada, the country of hockey, it’s asking a lot to expect people to stay up to or get up at 3 a.m. to watch an Olympic hockey game, but the CBC says that’s what you get by having the Olympics in South Korea this year.
Even bars seem to be throwing in the towel. Read more →
Despite increasing knowledge of how the game is scrambling the brains of its players and the political fallout from protests for racial equity, football appears to be surviving just fine.
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It feels as though former NHL player Scott Young was talking to the hockey factories of Minnesota when he was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame this week in Boston. Read more →
If the Derek Boogaard’s story wasn’t enough to make hockey fans think again about their glorification of hockey’s “enforcers”, it’s hard to imagine that Stephen Peat’s will be.
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College sports is awash in money but most of it is lavished on men’s programs. The women? It’s the tin cup, at least for women’s hockey.
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Former University of North Dakota hockey player Carter Rowney won a Stanley Cup last night with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Read more →
Mark Sertich, 95, of Duluth, still plays hockey several times a week against a bunch of kids — firefighters in their 50’s and 60’s. Read more →
The online reaction to an otherwise sweet moment is quite the barometer for the divisions in America.
A typical response has been “would Americans do this?”
Maybe it was just a nice moment and leave it at that, America. Read more →