Some Reads

“You do not get to talk to Mr. Sakic”

| David M Singer

Previously-untold Sean Avery/Joe Sakic story shows how NHL veterans enforce on-ice respect It was the 2001-02 season – Sean Avery’s rookie NHL campaign – and his Detroit Red Wings were taking on the defending-champion Colorado… Read more

Thornton-Orpik & The Code

| Ben Eklund

The Intersection of the NHL’s Rules and The Code is a Messy Place Against that backdrop, and given the Bruins’ sweep of Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference finals last spring, emotions were raw in Boston… Read more

Hawk Flies Into Engine of Predators’ Plane

| David M Singer

Predators’ charter jet hit by hawk during takeoff in ‘scary’ moment It’s a bird… it’s a plane. It was a bird hitting a plane. At least that’s what happened to the Predators on Friday when… Read more

Shawn Thornton Wants to Keep Playing in Boston

| David M Singer

Shawn Thornton wants time in Boston to keep going Shawn Thornton is a 36-year-old enforcer. His age and job description work against long-term advancement of his NHL career. Yet Thornton believes he has at least… Read more

Profiling Garet Hunt

| David M Singer

ECHL Captains Series: The Mayor of Stockton: Thunder’s Garet Hunt When it finally came time to play in juniors at age 15, it was a dream come true for Hunt that he got to play… Read more

Scott Parker Knew the Risks

| Ben Eklund

Many Argue that Fighting is a Neccessary part of Hockey Scott Parker did not participate in the class-action lawsuit filed last week in which 10 former NHL players claimed the league hid information that would… Read more

MacLean on Boroweicki Hit: “It’s a physical hockey play”

| David M Singer

Ottawa Senators tough guy Mark Borowiecki says hit was clean Mark Borowiecki’s hit on Jared Boll already cost him the final 15 minutes of Sunday’s loss. Whether it will cost the rugged blueliner any more… Read more

Shawn Thornton Plans to Play a Few More Years

| David M Singer

Shawn Thornton still having fun Thornton, 36, was a little beaten up after last season, but is feeling great 18 games into the new campaign. He scored his second goal of the season last night… Read more

Zenon Konopka, Man of Many Interests

| David M Singer

Q&A with C.J.: Zenon Konopka, Wild yet cuddly NHL enforcer When Hoppy Konopka’s 5×7 player card makes its debut, I’m taking full credit. While at Edina Liquor a couple of Saturdays ago, Wild forward and… Read more

Zac Rinaldo, Penalty Killer

| David M Singer

Flyers’ Rinaldo embraces penalty-killing role Both Berube and Laperriere think if Rinaldo can harness his speed, he will be valuable in a pinch. “He can skate,” Berube said. “He’s fearless to block shots. That’s the… Read more