Perhaps it won’t be long before hockey acknowledges what is increasingly becoming clear: constant hits damage the brain. Read more →
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Tag: National Hockey League
Bob Naegele never seemed to get the credit he deserved in the state of hockey. He brought the National Hockey League back to Minnesota, a distinction that politicians hijacked back in the ’90s, a few years after Norm Green spirited the North Stars to Dallas. Read more →
The NHL team on Tuesday became the latest sports franchise to double-down on security measures, announcing a new policy that will hit women hardest. Read more →
Everybody on a Stanley Cup-winning team gets to spend a day with the Cup. They can do pretty much whatever they want.
Today, it was the equipment manager’s turn. So Craig Leydig took it to The Capital Gazette, where five people were killed in a mass shooting last week. Read more →
Former NHL player Nick Boynton — an ‘enforcer’ in his days in hockey — penned what initially sounded very much like a suicide note today on The Players Tribune. Read more →
Professional sports provides a distraction from life’s realities, but the athletic force field is no match for a scourge like Alzheimer’s. Read more →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Matt Johnson, a former captain of the Minnesota Wild, has fallen into ‘a dark place,’ his mother tells TSN, the Canadian sports network. He’s addicted. She and her husband haven’t seen him in a decade. They hear he’s homeless in Santa Monica, Calif. The $6 million he made playing in the NHL is gone.
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Other than Bobby Hull, no player was more identified with the Chicago Blackhawks back in the day than Stan Mikita. Those were the good days. Read more →