The thing to remember is that last night wasn’t the failure. It was a failure, sure, falling 4-2 to Canada in a game that felt like a prolonged and particularly sadistic euthanization that eliminated Team USA from the World Cup after just two games. But Canada’s better. They have better players, and more good players,…
Hockey is a young person’s sport. In Team Russia’s thrilling 4-3 World Cup group play win over Team North America, which consists of players 23 and under, all four of Russia’s goals were scored by players younger than 25.
Team USA shit the bed, losing 3-0 to Team Europe. If they don’t get a point from Canada tomorrow night, their tournament is probably over. (So it’s probably over.) Bummer, after all that hype. But—ah!—the World Cup of Hockey had just this scenario in mind, when they created your perfect backup team to root for. Team…
John Tortorella, the Columbus Blue Jackets head coach who’s in charge of Team USA for the World Cup of Hockey, was asked about 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest during the national anthem. Take a stab at guessing the response from the biggest hardass in an extremely white sport.
A KHL preseason game between Barys Astana and HC Kunlun Red Star was canceled today after Barys defenseman Damir Ryspayev delivered a cheap shot to a Kunlun player and fought several others.
Russian hockey team Ak Bars Kazan hosted an event for fans last week, and the players participated in a friendly shootout competition. When Vladimir Tkachyov took his turn, he lifted the puck with his stick, then threw the whole thing at the goal like a javelin. It worked.
Yesterday, we predicted that the Lake Erie Warriors, a junior club in the brand-new NCPHL, would apologize and change its logo. It happened fast. What we didn’t predict was that the logo would so thoroughly salt the earth and pollute the groundwater that the only solution would be to rebrand altogether.
The National College Prospects Hockey League, a pretty low-level junior league, begins play this year, and below you’ll find the logo for the Lake Erie Warriors.
Darren Kramer, a winger in the Winnipeg Jets organization who currently plays for the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, was arrested at approximately 1:16 a.m. Tuesday after allegedly fighting a police officer at Disney World and getting tased. According to police, Kramer scuffled with the officer so that his friend could make…
It started as a joke here at Deadspin, when Drew Magary called the Penguins the Ice Steelers. Naturally, I decided that it actually was the perfect name for my favorite hockey team and proceeded to only ever refer to them by that, modifying it slightly to fit with traditional Pittsburgh-ese to “Ice Stillers.”
The Penguins took a 2-1 overtime win tonight over the San Jose Sharks to hold serve at home and win both games in Pittsburgh. The first half of the game was a scoreless, tense affair that featured a photographer dropping their lens onto the ice and having it batted around like the puck for a second.
There’s a real King Lear situation brewing within the Karmanos family, as the three large adult sons of Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. are suing their father for over $100 million, according to a lawsuit filed last week in Oakland County (Michigan) court. According to the sons (Nick, Jason, and Peter…
The Tampa Bay Lighting hosted a very well-attended viewing party on Sunday for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Finals series with Pittsburgh. Thousands went to the public showing (around 8,000 attended an analogous event last year), and the team had planned another official party for tonight’s Game 7, only to…
Ryan Callahan slashed Evgeni Malkin’s hands with his stick in the first period of Game 6, so the Pittsburgh center responded by taking a two-handed whack at Callahan’s down-belows. As Callahan’s reactions shows, he connected.
The following is the most satisfying three-act play you will ever witness, in which Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis attempts to make a crack about Yahoo’s decline and dragged out sale process, and gets positively roasted by Puck Daddy proprietor Greg Wyshynski in return:
This here’s Elvis Merzlikins, a 22-year-old keeper playing for Latvia at the IIHF World Championships. His team is tied for last in their group with two points from three games, but he did at least make this killer save against Russia.