Some Reads

Gary Bettman Talks Fighting Before GM Meetings

| David M Singer

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says debate over fighting getting too much attention “I think the level of dialogue gets sparked by an occasional incident, and an incident of this nature when you look at everything… Read more

Matt Kassian Expected Fight to Be Stopped Sooner

| David M Singer

Sens tough guy Matt Kassian takes it easy on officials Matt Kassian had rage in his eyes and angry words spilling from his mouth after his first period fight with Krys Barch. He wasn’t so… Read more

Site Profile in the Boston Herald

| David M Singer

Blow-by-blow account On a memorable night at the Hartford Civic Center in the early 1980s, Bruins defenseman Gord Kluzak and Whalers winger Torrie Robertson had three thunderous fights in a row. It was fight, go… Read more

Shawn Thornton’s Advice Helped Krys Barch Advance His Career

| David M Singer

Shawn Thornton, former mentor to fellow enforcer Krys Barch Barch had taken the previous season off from hockey and came back in 2004-05. Never a highly skilled player, he was trying to make his way… Read more

Bobby Ryan, Rarely Quiet

| David M Singer

Ottawa Senators Bobby Ryan shoots, he snores An engaging and chatty fellow, Senators star winger Bobby Ryan gives it a rest in his sleep. The talking, that is. “No, no he doesn’t,” said George Parros,… Read more

Tampa Bay Lightning Tied for Fighting Majors Lead

| David M Singer

Lightning makes over image with NHL-best 10 fights This isn’t goon stuff, though. It is the application of coach Jon Cooper’s belief that intimidation still is part of the game, fighting polices the game and… Read more

Top NHL Agitator

| David M Singer

Rivalry Night Faceoff: Ott vs. Marchand as top agitator Talk to players who regularly face Steve Ott and Brad Marchand and one thing you’ll hear is their skill sets are as impressive as their mouths… Read more

George Parros Still Lighting Up Twitter

| David M Singer

Concussion hasn’t hurt Hab Parros’s sense of humour The Canadiens’ George Parros suffered a concussion after doing a scary face-plant on the ice during a fight with the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Colton Orr during the… Read more

Georges Laraque: “Sure I could help”

| David M Singer

Georges Laraque shows interest in NHL return “Sure I could help them,” Laraque said Wednesday at a news conference announcing his replacement as the Green party candidate in a Montreal-area federal byelection. “The work I… Read more

Linesmen to Break Up Helmetless Fights

| David M Singer

With helmets off, linesmen step in before fight Linesmen now have the authority to step in, when it is safe to do so, and stop a fight when the combatants purposely take off their helmets.… Read more