Some Reads

Sabres’ Beaulieu is a Big Believer in Fighting

| Jason Feigel

Nathan Beaulieu ‘big believer in fighting’ Speed and other skills, of course, helped Beaulieu reach the big leagues. Still, he believes fighting is a vital part of his repertoire. “I’m a big believer in fighting… Read more

Stewart Still Prepares for Fighting, Even Though It’s Vanishing in the Game

| Jason Feigel

Fighting has diminished in NHL but Wild’s Chris Stewart not afraid to drop the gloves ANAHEIM, Calif. – The start of the game was sloppy. Both teams looked as if they were sleepwalking their way… Read more

Haley Stays in NHL Due to Hockey Smarts

| Jason Feigel

As Fighting Fades in N.H.L., Panthers’ Haley Survives on His Other Skills After totaling 372 fights last season, the N.H.L. is on a pace for 275 this year. Consequently, most teams have decided they no… Read more

Tallon and Boughner See Need for Player Like Haley

| Jason Feigel

Panthers’ newest enforcer Michael Haley is more than just a bodyguard There’s no question that the role of the enforcer in hockey is starting to feel as relevant as folding maps and landlines. But lets… Read more

Dynasties are Dead Because of Salary Cap

| Jason Feigel

How the success-hating NHL has destroyed budding dynasties It would be one thing, defensible even, if the NHL’s hard-cap system simply acted as a mechanism to prevent power-revenue teams from buying all the best free… Read more

Luke Witkowski Goes Home to Play

| Jason Feigel

Holland Native Luke Witkowski Signs with the Red Wings Holland native Luke Witkowski is coming home. On the first day of NHL free agency, Witkowski signed a one-way, two-year contract worth $750,000 per year with… Read more

Alex Vukota Playing in Islanders Mini Camp

| hockeyfights.com content team

The Vukota Tradition Alex said he sees it a little more like a Tie Domi-Max Domi situation, where he can play physical, but is trying to leave his mark another way. “I definitely play physical… Read more

Penguins Give Up Pick and Prospect for Ryan Reaves

| David M Singer

Penguins pay steep price for tough guy Ryan Reaves Unhappy with the physical abuse that Crosby took in the playoffs, the Penguins gave up a first-round pick (No. 31 in 2017) and 23-year-old prospect center… Read more

Shawn Thornton’s Desk Job

| David M Singer

Shawn Thornton traded the penalty box for the front office While Thornton will still participate in occasional on-ice clinics and community events, the 39-year-old is now an office man. Thornton’s primary work station was in… Read more

Deryk Engelland Giving Golden Knights Vegas Pointers

| David M Singer

Deryk Engelland playing tour guide for Golden Knights A decade ago, when defenseman Deryk Engelland was playing for Las Vegas of the ECHL, he never imagined the NHL would one day come to this city.… Read more