How Those 3-on-3 Overtime Rules Would Cut Down NHL Shootouts

The NHL general managers are having their annual meetings this week and for the second year in a row they are discussing rule changes to decrease the number of games that are resolved by a shootout. The particular ideas they're tossing around—centered around adopting a 3-on-3 overtime—stand a very good chance of… » 3/18/15 12:52pm 3/18/15 12:52pm

What Happens To Enforcers When Hockey Uses Them Up?

More winter Friday nights than not through my first few years of high school, I was in my usual seat at the local arena, three or four rows up behind the home team's bench. On the ice, the Ontario Hockey League's Ottawa 67's, a group of—boys, really, aged 16 to 20. A handful of them would go on to be drafted by NHL… » 3/16/15 3:00pm 3/16/15 3:00pm

Junior Hockey Players Allegedly At Party Where Women Sexually Assaulted

According to an utterly horrifying report out of Canada, “approximately 10” players from the Cobourg Cougars—a junior hockey team that plays in the Ontario Junior Hockey League—allegedly attended a 50-person house party last weekend where numerous instances of rape and sexual assault are alleged to have occurred. … » 3/10/15 10:45pm 3/10/15 10:45pm

David Schlemko Scores Silky Smooth Shootout Goal

The Bruins and Flames had to go to the eighth round of the shootout to find a winner, but what a winner it was. Defenseman David Schlemko—who the Flames just claimed on waivers—pulled a nice little do-si-do that completely fooled Tuukka Rask, and secured both points for the Flames. Just look at that little tap in! » 3/05/15 10:42pm 3/05/15 10:42pm

These Gruesome Hockey Injuries Are Very Bad; Hockey Is Bad

Hockey: don't play it. Unless of course you want to risk getting various parts of your face and body made to look like you just came limping off a medieval battlefield. If you're reading this right now like, "Nah, man, hockey is fine," I think you should scroll down and look at the two disgusting pictures of hockey… » 3/04/15 5:43pm 3/04/15 5:43pm

Sidney Crosby Catches Teammate's Stick In Mid-Air

When Patric Hörnqvist had his stick slapped out of his hand, he probably thought he was going to have to do that awkward thing where you chase the puck with your hands spread out wide and try to throw your body in front of every shot. Instead, Sidney Crosby miraculously caught the damn thing and handed it right back… » 2/26/15 9:23pm 2/26/15 9:23pm

Are Outdoor Hockey Games Really Sloppier?

On Saturday the San Jose Sharks will host the Los Angeles Kings at Levi's Stadium in what will be the 15th outdoor regular season game in NHL history. With the number of outdoor games on a steady rise, there's an open and important question of whether or not the quality of play differs between indoor and outdoor… » 2/19/15 12:37pm 2/19/15 12:37pm

Islanders Fan On TV: "My Son Was Conceived Back In That Parking Lot" 

Tonight's Islanders broadcast featured an interview with an original season ticket holder—that's 42 seasons—and it's quite a doozy. I don't want to spoil it for anybody, so I'll just say the interview touches on sex in the Nassau Coliseum parking lot and an interesting pregnancy decision that may have been made (it's… » 2/16/15 8:53pm 2/16/15 8:53pm