Blue Jackets Not Fucking Around With Ryan Johansen Contract Negotiations

After a breakout 33-goal season, Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen is seeking a bigger payday. But he and Columbus are far apart on just how big, and Johansen isn't planning to report to camp when it opens tomorrow. So the Blue Jackets just pulled something I don't know that I've ever seen a team do, at least not via… » 9/17/14 1:39pm Yesterday 1:39pm

Come Correct To P.K. Subban About His Corsi Or Don't Come At All

The NHL is holding its annual player tour, in which it drags many of its top stars to New York for days of interviews and appearances. ESPN's Craig Custance took advantage of the opportunity (Insider link) to ask players what they thought of their own unconventional analytics, aka fancystats. » 9/10/14 3:54pm 9/10/14 3:54pm

August Sucks—The NBA Or NHL Playoffs Should Move There

In non-Olympic years, there's no wider chasm of utter sports emptiness than late July and August. NBA and NHL free agency have pretty much wrapped up, and most NFL "news" involves players describing the best shape of their lives. Thankfully, football and European soccer are just about back, but for a very long stretch… » 8/28/14 1:01pm 8/28/14 1:01pm

Dallas Stars Owner Found Guilty of Bizarre Environmental Charges

Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi was found guilty of two counts of harmful alteration of a fish habitat, Kamloops This Week reports today. And a former employee testified that Gaglardi told him to throw a computer drive in a lake when authorities started investigating. That was a very bad idea. » 8/07/14 6:50pm 8/07/14 6:50pm