Some Reads

A Q & A With Kevn Westgarth

| David M Singer

Kings enforcer Westgarth already knows how to psych his opponents out In a Q&A with the native of Amherstburg, Ontario, who lives in the South Bay with his fiancee Meagan Cowher – the daughter of… Read more

Dave Pollard’s Top 10 Super Pests

| David M Singer

Disturbers of the peace Of course, Avery isn’t the first, or last, player to carry the “agitator” tag. There were others before him (Bryan Watson and Pat “Little Ball of Hate” Verbeek are two examples)… Read more

Just Take the Instigator

| David M Singer

Lesson learned: Oilers’ Smid “For sure,” said Smid on Friday. “I was just trying to standup for my teammate. (Colin) Fraser got crushed by Avery, and I tried to stand up for him. But I… Read more

Campbell on Savard Emails and More

| David M Singer

NHL VP Campbell discusses email controversy with TSN NHL Vice President Colin Campbell has been scrutinized this week for emails that he sent three years ago, in which he called Marc Savard a ‘faker’ and… Read more

ECHL Profiles B.J. Crombeen

| David M Singer

ECHL Alumni Profile – B.J. Crombeen For many players who’ve taken the road less traveled to the NHL, saying they’ve fought their way up there is merely a figure of speech. Not so for gritty… Read more

Trash-Talking Etiquette

| David M Singer

Trash-talkers shoot from the mouth “You want to be careful you don’t cross the line,” said Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa. “You don’t want to get too personal. There’s definitely a code in my mind.… Read more

Colin Campbell’s Emails Are Worrisome

| David M Singer

Campbell emails further blur NHL lines Every once in a while I wonder whether hockey should repeal the instigator penalty. I’m actually a believer that fighting could and should be virtually eliminated from the game,… Read more

MacIntyre Talks About Boogaard Fights

| David M Singer

Oilers Big Mac busy boy For people who don’t like fighting, it was time to go for tea. For the other 99.999%, all of whom were on their feet and at the top of their… Read more

Engelland Getting Respect, Ott Gives Us a Nod

| David M Singer

Penguin Engelland becomes feared fighter Engelland bloodied Philadelphia’s Jody Shelley as well. “Knocked him out too,” Ott said. “We saw.” The Internet has changed everything, including the way hockey players can access action around the… Read more

No Intimidation, No Fighting

| David M Singer

Days of dropping gloves could soon be over One of the main reasons for allowing fighting is to protect star players by letting the players police themselves on the ice. But the number of concussions,… Read more