Some Reads

Jared Boll’s First Goal in a Calendar Year

| David M Singer

Celebration of Boll’s goal speaks volumes about how respected he is among peers Boll did just that Sunday when – inserted into the lineup after two straight scratches – he scored for the first time… Read more

Chara’s Birthday Fight First in Two Seasons

| David M Singer

Bruins Notebook: At this point, all’s OK in LA No, what was interesting was just the fact the defenseman, on his 39th birthday, dropped the gloves. Thanks to the great, we learn that this… Read more

Sean Avery Working on Autobiography

| David M Singer

Sean Avery doesn’t hold back Throughout your career, you had the reputation of being a bit of a trash talker on the ice. How did you decide who you were going to target and… Read more

Thornton Shows True Teammate Mentality

| Jason Feigel

Sticking up for your teammates still counts for something Fighting has been on the decline in the NHL recently, much to the delight of many of my peers in the media. But take a look… Read more

Thornton Still Has His Skates

| Jason Feigel

They still haven’t ‘ripped the skates off’ Shawn Thornton “The only hesitancy was whether somebody wanted to pay me for another year. I said I’d play until they ripped the skates off me, so looks… Read more

Maroon and Hendricks Now Teammates

| David M Singer

Oilers snapshots: Maroon vs. Hendricks A perusal of the fistic log on shows 30 scraps for Oilers newcomer Patrick Maroon, including one against current teammate Matt Hendricks. “I’m sure it was a draw, that’s… Read more

Andrew Desjardins and His Long Road to the NHL

| Jason Feigel

Crossroads lead former Worcester Shark Andrew Desjardins to Blackhawk success BOSTON — Andrew Desjardins has negotiated his way through the back roads and turnpikes of pro hockey without the benefit of a rearview mirror. Desjardins… Read more

Thornton Happy Not to Retire Yet

| Jason Feigel

Florida Panthers’ Shawn Thornton ‘very happy to get’ extension DENVER Shawn Thornton wasn’t sure he would get a chance to play next season. If a contract didn’t come, he said, so be it. “I was… Read more

Robert Frid’s Struggles After a Career of Fighting & Concussions

| content team

One Last Fight Robert Frid fought hundreds of times over three years of junior hockey and eight seasons in the lower minor leagues. He’s had at least 75 concussions and been knocked unconscious many times.… Read more

Vigneault Gives McIlrath the Green Light

| David M Singer

Rangers coach sends no-more-nice-guy message: This time, we fight Again. If Vigneault hadn’t given the kid the go, McIlrath couldn’t have gone. “There’s no doubt that guys were sticking up for Mac and what happened… Read more