Hockey

July 22, 2022

Police open investigations into 2003 and 2018 Canadian world junior teams: Another Canadian world junior team is under a cloud of suspicion. Hockey Canada released a statement Friday regarding an alleged group sexual assault involving members of the 2002-03 national junior team. “We believe the alleged incident from 2003 should be investigated by the authorities, and we urge the police to open an investigation into this disturbing situation,” Hockey Canada said. “Hockey Canada will co-operate with and support the authorities in every way we can, and we once again urge anyone who may have relevant information about this alleged incident to contact Halifax police immediately.”

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 03:17 PM - 1 comment

June 13, 2022

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals Round: The puck drops on the Stanley Cup Finals at 8 p.m. Eastern Wednesday when the Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Colorado Avalanche. Pick the series winner, the number of games, several props, and a tiebreaker. Good luck to everyone ahead of me in the standings, which is everybody.

posted by rcade to hockey at 06:39 PM - 11 comments

May 30, 2022

NHL Playoff Pickem: Third Round: The NHL Conference Finals begin Tuesday night when the Edmonton Oilers visit the Colorado Avalanche. On Wednesday night the Tampa Bay Lightning visit the New York Rangers. NoMich leads by four over Ic23b and 10 over Rumple. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to hockey at 06:40 PM - 14 comments

May 16, 2022

NHL Playoff Pickem: Second Round: The puck drops on the second round of the NHL playoffs tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Eastern when the Tampa Bay Lighting face the Florida Panthers. Cixelsyd leads our contest two ahead of NoMich and four ahead of ic23b. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to hockey at 07:13 PM - 10 comments

May 01, 2022

Arizona Coyotes Are Moving to a 5,100-Seat Arena: The Arizona Coyotes are moving next season to a not-yet-finished arena at Arizona State University that will seat 5,100 fans. During the three years it will be there, the team will compensate by charging fans much higher prices. The team hopes to get an arena deal in Tempe after Glendale commissioned a study that found the arena would generate more economic benefit if NHL hockey wasn't played there.

posted by rcade to hockey at 09:23 PM - 9 comments

Enter the SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem: The puck drops on the NHL playoffs Monday night at 7 p.m. Eastern when the Boston Bruins face the Carolina Hurricanes. Pick the winners of the eight playoff series and four props. The contest winner receives an official NHL game puck of their favorite team.

posted by rcade to hockey at 08:48 PM - 12 comments

March 07, 2022

Stanley Cup Playoffs Get New Branding: The Stanley Cup Playoffs are getting a new logo after 13 years. Here's the old one for comparison. The NHL has a microsite illustrating the changes, which include a more photorealistic cup and a font inspired by the Windsor Hotel where the league was founded in 1917.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:01 AM - 1 comment

February 28, 2022

Russia and Belarus Suspended From International Hockey Play: Suspension of all Russian and Belarusian National Teams and Clubs from participation in every age category and in all IIHF competitions or events until further notice. And that's just the beginning of the statement.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 03:40 PM - 4 comments

February 15, 2022

Most NHL Teams Have a Dog: The Seattle Kraken have adopted a team dog, a four-month-old husky mix named Davy Jones. He joins the pack of 25-28 team dogs across the NHL. The Dallas Stars have a team calf named Mike Moodano.

posted by rcade to hockey at 05:26 PM - 3 comments

February 03, 2022

Ducks Hire Pat Verbeek as General Manager: The Little Ball of Hate is now running an NHL franchise. Pat Verbeek, an assistant GM for the Detroit Red Wings the past three seasons, now has the top job with the Anaheim Ducks. As a player he had 2,905 penalty minutes and won a Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars in 1999.

posted by rcade to hockey at 07:43 PM - 3 comments

November 07, 2021

High School Students Target Female Goalie with Vulgar Chants: An estimated 50-60 students from Armstrong High School in Pennsylvania abused their opponent's female goalie with two vulgar chants during an Oct. 28 game. The repugnant behavior -- which wasn't stopped by coaches, refs, or parents -- has resulted in a ban on students from the school attending games this season (aside from siblings of players sitting with parents).

posted by rcade to hockey at 07:43 PM - 3 comments

October 26, 2021

Blackhawks’ Stan Bowman resigns in overhaul over sexual assault cover-up: Stan Bowman’s 12-year reign as the Blackhawks’ general manager and hockey operations president is over. Bowman and right-hand man Al MacIsaac, formerly the two most powerful people in the 'Hawks’ hockey operations, were forced out Tuesday. Their departures headline an organizational overhaul enacted after releasing the results of an investigation into the handling of allegations that former video coach Bradley Aldrich sexually assaulted two players shortly before the 2010 Stanley Cup championship.

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 04:04 PM - 6 comments

October 12, 2021

Uni Watch: The Official 2021-22 NHL Season Preview: What other way is there to celebrate the new NHL season than to review their uniform changes, so let uni-watch's Paul Lukas guide you through those changes. Also, The Athletic's Down Goes Brown gives you an oddly specific prediction for each team for the new season. (Link to a 30-day guest pass for The Athletic.)

posted by NoMich to hockey at 07:56 AM - 2 comments

July 29, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj: The SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem has been won by Tahoemoj with 132 points. Tommybiden is runner up with 114 and the coveted Costanza goes to Rumple.

posted by rcade to hockey at 09:12 AM - 8 comments

July 24, 2021

Logan Mailloux a polarizing pick by Canadiens in first round of draft: The Canadiens selected the 6-foot-3, 212-pound London Knights defenceman with their first-round pick (31st overall) at the NHL Draft Friday night. The 18-year-old from Belle River, Ont., had renounced himself from the draft this week after paying a fine for an offence of a sexual nature in Sweden last year, which had several NHL teams vowing not to select him this weekend. “Being drafted into the NHL is an honour and a privilege that no one takes lightly,” Mailloux said in a statement released on social media before the draft. “The NHL draft should be one of the most exciting landmark moments in a player’s career, and given the circumstances, I don’t feel I have demonstrated strong enough maturity or character to earn that privilege in the 2021 draft. I know it will take time for society to build back the trust I have lost, and that is why I think it is best that I renounce myself from the 2021 NHL Draft and ask that no one select me this upcoming weekend.” Bergevin picked him anyways.

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 10:30 AM - 11 comments

July 05, 2021

NHL Player Killed by Firework in Michigan: Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks died Sunday night after being struck in the chest by a firework in Novi, Michigan. The 24-year-old Latvian reportedly was in a hot tub when a mortar-style firework malfunctioned and headed towards a group of people.

posted by rcade to hockey at 05:23 PM - 2 comments

June 28, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem, Stanley Cup Edition: The Stanley Cup Finals between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning begin tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN. In the SportsFilter Pickem, Tahoemoj leads with 112 with Jagsnumberone one point back and Tommybiden 14 points back. Pick the winner and games along with six props.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:52 PM - 18 comments

June 25, 2021

Canadiens Advance to Stanley Cup Final: The Montreal Canadiens are returning to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since winning it in 1993. There hasn't been a winner north of the Maple-Poutine Line (or whatever the border is actually called) since that championship. Montreal will attempt to do what couldn't be done over that span by finalists Vancouver (1994, 2011), Calgary (2004), Edmonton (2006) or Ottawa (2007).

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:43 PM - 6 comments

June 14, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals Edition: The Montreal Canadians and Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL playoff series tonight after the New York Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning to take a 1-0 series lead Sunday. In our contest, Jagsnumberone leads with 107 over Tahoemoj at 87. Make your picks in the NHL Playoff Pickem by 9 p.m. Eastern tonight.

posted by rcade to hockey at 09:42 AM - 12 comments

June 07, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem Round 1 Leader: Cixelsyd: The first-round leader in the NHL Playoff Pickem is Cixelsyd with 75 points, followed by Jjzucal with 72 and Tahoemoj with 70. Cixelsyd got three of the four props correct and seven of eight serieseseses, missing only on the Maple Leafs.

posted by rcade to hockey at 03:22 PM - 1 comment

June 02, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem: Pick the Canadiens/Jets Series: There's one last round 2 playoff series left to pick in the NHL Playoff Pickem. Before the puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, pick the winner of the Montreal Canadiens/Winnipeg Jets series and the number of games it will take.

posted by rcade to hockey at 12:45 PM - 1 comment

May 29, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem Round 2: There's still the Canadiens/Leafs series to be decided, but round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tonight at 8 p.m. when the Islanders face the Bruins. Cixelsyd and Tahoemoj currently lead with 70 points after getting six series winners and two team props. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to hockey at 10:07 AM - 23 comments

May 18, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem: The playoffs are underway in hockey and the SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem has returned. Pick the teams that will win each series, the games each series takes, and three prop bets. First prize is an official game puck and eternal glory. The first picks are due Wednesday night.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:49 PM - 24 comments

March 28, 2021

Minnesota Duluth knocks University of North Dakota out in the longest game in NCAA tournament history : Bulldog forward Luke Mylymok scores at 2:13 of the fifth overtime to send the Bulldogs to a fourth-straight Frozen Four.

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 07:59 AM - 0 comments

March 24, 2021

NHL Dumps Referee After Open-Mic Admission of Bias: The NHL has removed referee Tim Peel from all future games after he was caught on an open mic Tuesday night saying, "It wasn't much, but I wanted to get a fucking penalty against Nashville early." Before this incident, Peel's most memorable moment on the ice was taking a puck to the groin that ended up in the net.

posted by rcade to hockey at 02:34 PM - 3 comments

March 10, 2021

I Was In Net For...: CBC has put together a collection of short videos that interview goaltenders that were in net for famous hockey goals. The night Gretzky scored his 50th goal in 39th game? The "Michigan" goal? Marek Malik's legendary shootout goal? Find out what the goalies thought about those goals as they replay the historic goals.

posted by grum@work to hockey at 09:05 PM - 1 comment

March 09, 2021

NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal: ESPN is believed to have reached a seven-year deal to become one of the league's media partners starting next season, according to multiple league and industry sources...an agreement that is expected to see ESPN get the rights to broadcast four Stanley Cup Finals between 2022 and 2028, plus streaming rights for Disney.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 05:15 PM - 7 comments

February 10, 2021

Pittsburgh hires Ron Hextall to be their new G.M. Brian Burke as President of Hockey Operations: Less than 2 weeks after Jim Rutherford surprisingly resigned, the Penguins dramatically reshaped their front office with a pair of hires. Ron Hextall, a fiery former goalie and a member of the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame, fills the vacant G.M. spot. Brian Burke was hired in a newly created position as president of hockey operations.

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 11:18 AM - 6 comments

January 23, 2021

Columbus Blue Jackets ship Dubois & 3rd round pick to Winnipeg Jets for Laine, Roslovic: Blue Jackets trade the disgruntled center to the Winnipeg Jets and a 3rd round pick for 2 skilled forwards – Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic, an unsigned restricted free agent from Columbus who is currently training with the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets while unsigned. Dubois, 22, requested a trade upon signing a two-year contract extension the week prior to the start of training camp Jan. 4 at Nationwide Arena. The team’s former No. 1 center didn’t publicly offer a reason, but it’s believed to be multi-faceted – tied to both prolonged contract negotiations and a feuding relationship with coach John Tortorella.

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 12:48 PM - 2 comments

October 06, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem Champion: Geneparmesan: The Stanley Cup was hoisted this year by the Tampa Bay Lightning, victorious in six games over the Dallas Stars. The second-most storied competition in the NHL season, the SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem, is metaphorically held aloft by Geneparmesan, who took the lead in round 2 and never gave it back. Second place goes to Cixelsyd and the coveted Costanza is claimed by Rumple.

posted by rcade to hockey at 08:29 PM - 6 comments

September 18, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals: The Stanley Cup Finals drop the puck at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on Saturday when the Dallas Stars face the Tampa Bay Lightning. Never before has the NHL come down to two Sun Belt teams. For the NHL Playoff Pickem, predict the series winner and games required, six props and a tiebreaker. Geneparmesan leads with 171, 23 over Cixelsyd. Good luck!

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:06 PM - 11 comments

September 06, 2020

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Round 2 Leader: Geneparmesan: The conference finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs begin Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern as the Dallas Stars face the Vegas Golden Knights. The New York Islanders play the Tampa Bay Lightning 24 hours later. In SportsFilter's pick 'em, Geneparmesan has jumped into first over Cixelsyd after scoring 47 by getting three series and the goalscorer and goalie props. Make your picks!

posted by rcade to hockey at 10:36 AM - 12 comments

August 22, 2020

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Round 2: Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tonight at 8 p.m. when the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche resume their postseason rivalry. Cixelsyd leads our NHL Playoff Pick 'Em with 86 points, 9 ahead of Geneparmesan. Make your picks by the time each series drops the puck.

posted by rcade to hockey at 12:05 PM - 12 comments

August 19, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem Round 1 Scores (in Progress): With two teams advancing to the second round (Lightning over Blue Jackets and Golden Knights over Blackhawks) and some teams getting shutouts or topping 5 goals, the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em has been updated with live scoring for Round 1. Follow the link to see how you're doing so far.

posted by rcade to hockey at 06:21 PM - 2 comments

August 11, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: The NHL playoffs begin Wednesday night with five games. Our annual NHL Playoff Pick 'Em has returned. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require along with four prop bets. The winner over the entire playoffs receives a New Era 59Fifty cap of their favorite NHL team.

posted by rcade to hockey at 12:33 AM - 20 comments

July 23, 2020

July 18, 2020

Jeremy Roenick Sues NBC Sports for Anti-Straight Discrimination: Sportscaster and former NHL star Jeremy Roenick has sued NBC Sports in New York state court claiming that when he was fired for joking on a podcast he wanted a threesome with his wife and his on-air colleague Kathryn Tappen, the network discriminated against him as a heterosexual. The kitchen sink suit also asserts that the former NHL star was fired for supporting failed USFL owner Donald Trump.

posted by rcade to hockey at 04:22 PM - 4 comments

June 18, 2020

Explosive and shocking allegations against junior hockey in newly filed lawsuit: Just three days after a former major junior hockey player alleged that he was forced to do cocaine in a bathroom as a rookie with the Kitchener Rangers in 2016, two former CHL players have launched a class-action lawsuit alleging that players aged 15 to 17 were, “routinely victims to hazing, bullying, physical and verbal harassment, physical assault, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.”

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 07:22 PM - 3 comments

May 19, 2020

Hockey Is Not for Everyone: You ever fought for your life? Like, really fought for your life? In 2005, in a tiny arena in Windsor, Ontario, I fought for my life.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 05:08 PM - 3 comments

February 10, 2020

Keep your freaking head up: The most interesting and damning details from the unsealed documents in the NHL concussion lawsuit.

An ongoing lawsuit between the NHL and former players has unveiled a treasure trove of unsealed emails and documents between the highest level of NHL executives.
Almost 300 documents from the case were originally published by the Globe & Mail on Tuesday, revealing candid discussions about fighting, concussions and the sport between some of the most notable and powerful names in hockey.



posted by NoMich to hockey at 09:19 AM - 1 comment