Some Reads

Donald Brashear Not the First Hockey Alum to Shed Skates

| David M Singer

Fighting’s hockey roots go way back It shouldn’t be too surprising to discover Donald Brashear isn’t the first LNAH alumni to make his way to the fighting cage. The league is far better known for… Read more

Shawn Thornton & Co. Sporting Playoff Beards

| David M Singer

Playoff beards a sign of success When it comes to playoff hockey, there are a number of age-old traditions that will simply never fade. Touching the Stanley Cup at any point prior to earning the… Read more

Sean Avery Continues to Be Vocal for Gay Rights

| David M Singer

In a Rarity, a Player Pushes for Gay Rights Enter Rangers forward Sean Avery. He recently recorded a video, becoming one of only a few active athletes in American team sports to voice support for… Read more

Jim Thomson on the Fear of Fighting and His Change of View

| David M Singer

‘As a fighter in hockey, you live in fear’ If it was Chicago, it might be two bottles of wine. They always seemed to have tough guys in Chicago, scary guys who would keep Jim… Read more

Joel Ward’s Road to the NHL

| David M Singer

Canadian university grad Joel Ward at head of the class for Predators But upon spotting a familiar sight on the right hand of a local scribe — in the form of a ring from St.… Read more

Profiling Al Arbour

| David M Singer

Getting To Know: Al Arbour Former coach of the St. Louis Blues and the New York Islanders dynasty. NHL defenseman from 1953-1971 for Detroit, Chicago, Toronto and St. Louis.

Garrett Burnett Sues Delta Police

| David M Singer

Delta police force on trial for negligence by brain-injured former NHL player Police arrived to find Burnett unconscious in a pool of blood. He spent the next 20 days in a coma and four months… Read more

Shea Weber’s Beard Ready for Round 2

| David M Singer

Weber’s playoff beard ready for its close-up “I guess the best compliment,” he said, “is ‘The Bushman from Sicamous.’” Weber, a 6-foot-4 mountain of a man from the British Columbia interior, began growing his playoff… Read more

Shawn Thornton Audio: On Playing Clean

| David M Singer

Thornton gives up “agitator” role Shawn Thornton insists he’s not out there to get under the skin of the Habs. He’s not there “to agitate.” He means what he says. The Boston PIM leader with… Read more

Ian Laperriere Talks About His Injury

| David M Singer

Q&A: Injured Flyers forward Ian Laperriere Katz: What’s it like as you see teams gearing up for the playoffs? Laperriere: It’s hard for more than one reason. I like to be part of the team.… Read more