Some Reads

Terry Frei on Chris Stewart’s Injury

| David M Singer

Frei: Fight only for a good cause A discussion of this issue — do you want your best players fighting? — often is mistaken for a debate on whether fighting belongs in the game, period.… Read more

Kirk Penton Interview’s Rocky Thompson

| David M Singer

Punches to prayers I always played hockey, but I wrestled first and went to nationals. My older brother was a wrestler, so we went there. And then a boxing club opened up, so I started… Read more

Penalizing Fighting Further

| David M Singer

If I could change one NHL rule… That’s a no-brainer. I would make fighting a penalty. Plain and simple. To pretend it is a “penalty” under today’s rules is an absurdity. It’s a “reward,” plain… Read more

McKenzie’s Assistant Role in Muskegon

| David M Singer

Former NHL veteran shares his experiences with Muskegon Lumberjacks “I can’t teach them how to win a fight, but I can teach them how not to lose a fight,” said McKenzie, who racked up 1,739… Read more

A Q & A With Doug Murray

| David M Singer

Gross Misconduct: Doug(las) Murray talks You were ranked the 16th smartest athlete by the Sporting News. Anaheim Ducks’ George Parros was fourth. What’s your take? [Laughing] I guess Georgie is smarter than me. We had… Read more

Canucks Early Hockey Memories

| David M Singer

Before they were stars … Gord McIntyre compiles Canucks’ most memorable moments as wide-eyed wannabes

OHL Trying to Prevent “Staged” Fights

| David M Singer

Rule change cracks down on planned hockey fights A new rule, announced by the league Wednesday and effective starting Friday, calls for additional penalties to players who fight prior to or at the start of… Read more

DGB on All-Star Voting

| David M Singer

Democracy doesn’t work: All-star voting through the years Fans have organized write-in campaigns for players ranging from Paul Bissonnette to Sean Avery to Carey Price. Meanwhile, so-called star players such as Ilya Kovalchuk and Vincent… Read more

LA Times Profiles Parros and Fighting

| David M Singer

For a hockey ‘enforcer,’ it pays to be brutal George Parros of the Anaheim Ducks is an Ivy League grad whose skills as a young player didn’t quite translate to the NHL. Then he discovered… Read more

Boogaard’s Return to Minnesota

| David M Singer

Boogey spreads joy and mayhem “How did I play?” Derek Boogaard asked afterward. Well, he played very well. About nine minutes into the second period of a scoreless game, Boogaard bore down on Wild forward… Read more