God Help Me, I Do Care About The Maple Leafs' Stupid Salute Controversy

The Maple Leafs—or more specifically, their fans and their media—have a talent. Every controversy seems to immediately skip a stage and go directly to the meta. It's been 12 hours, and it's no longer about whether the Leafs deliberately snubbed their fans by skipping the customary stick salute after last night's win.… » 11/21/14 10:43am Friday 10:43am

Kevin Shattenkirk Blows A Pass, Knocks Over His Goalie, Gives Up Goal

Oof, this is a brutal three seconds for Kevin Shattenkirk. First, his attempt to breakout from behind the net by passing up the middle is foiled by Dale Weise, who picks the pass off. Then, in a rush to block Weise's shot, Shattenkirk knocks over his own goalie, turning what would've been a good goal-scoring… » 11/20/14 10:46pm Thursday 10:46pm

Ron Hextall To Flyers: "That's Fucking Embarrassing"

Ron Hextall was legendarily fiery in his goaltending days, and was brought in to be Flyers GM in the hopes of turning around the fortunes of a franchise that could probably use a kick in the pants—or, this being Hextall, a stick in the grill. After a listless loss to the Rangers, the Flyers players got their first… » 11/20/14 8:57am Thursday 8:57am

Jaroslav Halak Makes Stupendous Back-Of-Head Save

It can be hard to remember sometimes that, despite looking like overweight babies swaddled in three too many layers, hockey goalies are amazing athletes with great hand-eye coordination and reflexes. Islander goalie Jaroslav Halak displayed all that—and a healthy dose of luck—when saving this Aleksander Barkov shot in… » 11/15/14 4:42pm 11/15/14 4:42pm

Nathan Horton's Career Is Probably Done And He's Really Sad

Blue Jackets winger Nathan Horton will probably never play another NHL game, stricken by a mysterious degenerative back injury that has made hockey impossible, and will probably require career-ending surgery if Horton hopes to live a pain-free life. It's a sad, shitty thing to happen to anyone, let alone a 29-year-old… » 11/13/14 1:18pm 11/13/14 1:18pm