A great moment for Martin Brodeur and the Devils.
Blood, champagne and the Cup.
The NHL knows sportsmanship.
One of the great moments among all sports.
What a finish!
His legend grows.
Chicago evens the series in a wild one.
Hockey fans in Austin missed the game-winner.
41 years old and still a sublime passer.
Took a direct shot to the face.
"I love shinpads!"
A marathon in Chicago.
With the Stanley Cup Finals starting tonight, one of the biggest differences between NHL players and those in the NBA Finals is the amount of money they make.
Almost all of the NHL's growth has occurred in the United States.
From the skate rink to Wall Street.
Tough as nails.
Intent doesn't matter.
Ref should have let the play develop.
He couldn't push them over the hump.
What a save!
The ultimate power play.
MLB is very affordable.
Review is not allowed for such a call.
NFL dominates the list.
Bruins were down three goals in third period.
The NHL is forcing its fans to choose.
His team isn't doing so hot, though.
Eric Gryba is likely facing a lengthy suspension.
Even non-hockey fans will get chills.
Patrick really wanted to see a fight.
An awful giveaway.
Jim Edwards loses it.
The Bruins game is still on, for now.
A perfect ending to an emotional night.
It was an emotional night for the Bruins and their fans.
Scott is a prankster off the ice.
Another tough break for Crosby.
Mr. T brought the pain.
Slow motion evidence.
If the season ended today, the New York Rangers would be out of the playoffs. So with just 21 games remaining and the Rangers two points out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, every point counts.
One thing that has curbed the frequency of massive brawls in hockey are the severe penalties for players leaving the bench area. But what happens when a brawl breaks out in the bench area? We found out this weekend when Rockford Ice Hogs and Chicago Wolves faced off in the […]
[credit provider=”Seattle Sonics” url=”http://www.sonicsarena.com”] The NBA won’t vote on the sale of the Sacramento Kings to a group from Seattle until the Board of Governors convene in mid-April. But so far, all signs point to the Kings being sold and moving to Seattle to become the second version of the […]
[credit provider=”NHL Gamecenter”] Zach Sikich last played hockey in 2007-08 and never played in the NHL. But according to Helene Elliott of the L.A. Times, when the Anaheim Ducks found themselves a goalie short in Minnesota, the asked Sikich to suit for what amounted to a five minute NHL career.One […]
The NHL announced today that their Board of Governors has approved realignment of their 30 teams into four new divisions (see below).
As recently as the 1990-91 season, 80% of all NHL goalies were Canadian. Since then, the number of goalies from other countries has risen dramatically (data via QuantHockey.com).
Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks will have a hearing today with the NHL to discuss his hit on Jason Zucker of the Minnesota Wild (via USAToday.com).
Kaspars Daugavins made a strange attempt during the Ottawa Senators’ shootout loss to the Boston Bruins. And if it wasn’t for a great save by Tuukka Rask it would have worked.
This perplexing GIF is on its way to a historic blowout in SB Nation’s great “This Week In GIFs” poll.
The Chicago Blackhawks extended their record points streak to 24 games with a 3-2 win over the Avalanche and are now 21-0-3. But what is most amazing about the streak is that the Blackhawks are not dominating their opponents.
The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings to improve their record to an incredible 19-0-3 and extend their record streak to 22 straight games with at least one point to start the season.
Certain sports outlets might not care, but the Chicago Blackhawks entered Friday night’s action 17-0-3 in their first 20 games of the season. That’s impressive in any sport, whether ESPN has the broadcast rights or not.
Alex Ovechkin is struggling early in the season, at least by his own standards. And if you are going to be the Rob Gronkowski of the NHL, people are going to pile on when things don’t go well.
[credit provider=”ESPN”] ESPN receives a lot of criticism for their coverage of the NHL as many believe that SportsCenter gives preferential coverage to leagues that have partnerships with the network.However, in an interview with Richard Deitsch of SI.com, ESPN president John Skipper defended the network’s coverage claiming that little has […]
The Dallas Stars played the Flames in Calgary last night. But the star of the show was a group of fans that showed up dressed as the evolution of Stars right winger Jaromir Jagr. Each member of the group wore a mullet, like the one Jagr was famous for earlier […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] The NHL’s new collective bargaining agreement calls for an 8.4% drop in the salary cap, from $70.2 million this season to $64.3 million in 2013-14. That means we will see fewer big contracts for the players skating on ice.On the next few pages, we will look at […]
When a wayward pass by the Rangers in the closing seconds of the second period went over the boards, the puck struck rinkside reporter John Gianone, opening a gash on his face. But despite all the blood and because this is hockey, Gianone held his position while being attended to […]
During last night’s game against the Avalanche, a shot off the stick of the Stars’ Jamie Oleksiak deflected off the skate of a defenseman, shot up into the air and hit a referee in the side of the head. The official was down on the ice for several minutes before […]
Demarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings leads the NBA in technical fouls this season and he certainly earned his latest. As the two teams broke for halftime, Cousins says (via The Sacramento Bee and LarryBrownSports.com) he tried to talk to a referee about a play. But after being told not […]
It will never be as big as Tebowing, so it is a bit surprising to see Kaepernicking (kissing one’s bicep a la Colin Kaepernick) cross over into the world of hockey as part of a goal celebration. But that’s the power of the Super Bowl. It is also telling that […]
[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] The NHL just resolved a lockout in which the league claimed financial hardship. Despite many teams losing money, CBC Sports is reporting that the league appears set to expand from 30 to 32 teams (via Puck Daddy).The former head of the players’ union says he had directly […]
Major League Baseball and the National Football League are similar in that both leagues have two major conferences that span from one coast to the other (NL/AL in MLB, AFC/NFC in NFL). But when it comes to dividing the teams, the two leagues have very different ideas on geography.
St. Louis Blues prospect Jori Lehtera scored the best hockey goal of the year with this beauty at the KHL All-Star Game.
The first open-to-the-public practice for the Winnipeg Jets since the end of NHL lockout included hundreds of fans waiting in line and “around 5,000” fans inside the arena once practice started. And while this is only one practice in a city that is just happy to have a team again, […]
The Dallas Cowboys official twitter account took a shot at the NHL this morning saying “Similarly in the category of nobody-cares…the NHL is back!” Of course, Dallas has an NHL franchise, and their official Twitter account responded with a one-punch knockout, taking a shot at both the Cowboys and Tony […]
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/5345667782/”] Katie Strong of ESPN.com is reporting that the NHL and players’ association have reached a “tentative agreement” to end the lockout. Details still need to be worked out, but the two sides are hoping to begin a 48 or 50-game schedule within the next two weeks.According to […]
The NHL lockout is now more than 100 days old and fans are growing even more restless. In its latest hockey commercial, Nike gives a voice to those fans, allowing them to remind the NHL that hockey will go on, with or without them.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] President Barack Obama is not ready to get involved in the NHL lockout. But that didn’t stop him from lecturing both the league and the players in an interview with Frank Vascellaro of WCCO in Minneapolis (via Puck Daddy).Here’s the president’s full response when asked if he […]
[credit provider=””>AP”] Earlier this week, the NHL canceled all games through the end of this month. But there are signs that the lockout is nearing an end and that we could see games as early as January 2nd.According to one hockey agent out of the United Kingdom (via Puck Daddy), […]
Yesterday we took a look at the recent rise in attendance at NFL games. And with the number of tickets sold for each game over 67,000, the average NFL game has more than twice as many fans as any of the other major North American sports leagues.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ice_at_2010_NHL_Winter_Classic.jpg”] Earlier today, the NHL announced that they have cancelled all games in November and have pulled their offer to the players’ union off the table. But that is just the start.According to John Buccigross of ESPN, the NHL will announce the cancellation of both the All-Star […]
[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] On the same night that the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks square off in a preseason matchup at Nassau Coliseum, it appears the arena’s NHL team, the New York Islanders, will be vacating the venue.Sources told The New York Post that the Islanders will be moving […]
[credit provider=”paparutzi / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/paparutzi/1062532768/”] With no hockey to watch, what are Canadians to do?David Rosenberg jokes about it in his note today:
Revenue in the NFL reached an estimated $9.5 billion in 2011-12. That is up $500 million (5.6%) from the year before, and $1.8 billion (23.4%) more than Major League Baseball ($7.7 billion).
[credit provider=””>AP”] Hockey fans just suffered their worst casualty of the lockout so far; the NHL has cancelled the first two weeks of its regular season.While fans remained frightened and livid at the possibility of missing an entire year of hockey due to the lockout, as they did during the […]
[credit provider=”YouTube/sycloneproductions” url=”http://youtu.be/j5HTFZainm4″] The life of a professional sports referee is thankless. Do a good job and nobody notices you exist, but mess up just once and in comes an avalanche of criticism, hatred and death threats.That’s what made the NFL’s decision to lock out referees and opt for replacements […]
From the “You don’t see that everyday” department, Guy Boucher, the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning delivered the first pitch for the Tampa Bay Rays by “shooting” the ball with a hockey stick. And it was an absolute strike…
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gary_Bettman_Crop.jpg”] The NHL and the NHL Player’s Association resumed negotiations on Wednesday in New York after talks broke down two weeks ago, but a deal is still far off.The league’s current collective bargaining agreement expires on Saturday and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman plans to lock out the […]
The country is ramping up for the November election, and there is a good chance your favourite sports teams have donated money to one of the national parties. And WNYC.org has broken down which owners have donated the most and to which parties.
Below is a look at why it is good to be an NFL owner. Using franchise valuations from Forbes.com, we see that the average NFL franchise is worth $1.036 billion. That is more than four times as much as the average NHL franchise ($240 million).
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=philadelphia%20flyers%20fall&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1313687325&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=e9814a864de4da11af9f0014c2589dfb&dbm=PY2004&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Forbes recently released its list of the most valuable sports teams in the world. And last week we took a look at the 18 North American sports franchises that have grown in value the most since 2000.But while those are the franchises that should be commended for […]
Forbes recently released its list of the most valuable sports teams in the world.
[credit provider=”AP”] One UCLA doctor is trying to use groundbreaking technology to try to detect the degenerative brain disease Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) while patients are still alive, Deadspin reports.CTE has been found in many former athletes who sustained numerous concussions and head injuries over the course of their lives.
Worcester Sharks defenseman Sean Sullivan got his money’s worth with this hip check. Watch him line up Jason Pitton of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers along the boards during Friday night’s game:
[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] UPDATE: Here’s the Devils statement per Tom Gulitti of The Record: “As Managing Member of the New Jersey Devils, it is not my desire to sell the team. My partner, Brick City, and I have different visions for the franchise. While Brick City has a right, under […]
UPDATE: Breathe a deep sigh of relief Devils fans. It appears that Bloomberg’s report earlier that the Devils are for sale is false.
At the halfway mark, the Calder Trophy is Jeff Skinner’s to lose. There are a number of strong candidates, but Skinner is having a season to remember and is running away from the pack right now.
[credit provider=”NBC”] The Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup last night for the first time in their 45 year history.And while the New Jersey Devils made the series interesting with back-to-back wins, game six was never in doubt.
The Los Angeles Kings are the Stanley Cup Champions. And in one of the great traditions in all of sports, commissioner Gary Bettman presented Lord Stanley’s Cup to captain Dustin Brown, who then passed it on to his teammates.
The Los Angeles Kings just won the Stanley Cup with a 6-1 blowout of the New Jersey Devils in game six of the finals.
Porn Star Taylor Stevens caused quite a buzz when she was spotted behind the New Jersey Devils bench during game four of the Stanley Cup Finals and on at least one occasion she appeared to successfully distract head coach Peter DeBoer.
The Los Angeles Kings are hoping to close out the New Jersey Devils tonight in game six and win their first-ever Stanley Cup. And they couldn’t have scripted a better start thanks to a horrible penalty by Steve Bernier in the first period.
The Norfolk Admirals beat the Toronto Marlies in Game 3 of the AHL Calder Cup Finals 1-0 Thursday.
There was an odd scene during last night’s Stanley Cup Finals game that has the interwebs and sports radio buzzing this morning.
[credit provider=”YouTube via alvesnyr” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avYXp3Dki7U&feature=related”] For the third time in the 2012 playoffs, the Los Angeles Kings failed to close out a series at home in game 4.The Kings and Devils took a scoreless game into the third period, and Patrik Elias and Drew Doughty traded goals to make it […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Game three of the Stanley Cup Finals between the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings drew just 1.7 million viewers on the NBC Sports Network. That is down 37% compared to last year, thanks in large part to the game being aired on the new NBC Sports […]
[credit provider=”alanito97″ url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDr1p7pl8Kg&feature=relmfu”] The Los Angeles Kings can complete a sweep of the New Jersey Devils tonight in game 4 of the Staley Cup finals and put the cap on one of the most dominant playoff runs in hockey’s history in the process.The only problem? The game will be broadcast […]
The Los Angeles Kings have never won the Stanley Cup before, but it looks like fans in L.A. will only have to wait until Wednesday’s Game 4.
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