Let's All Get Wasted At Patrick Kane's Coming-Out Party

Sidney Crosby suffered a neck injury, we were told. It was supposedly separate from his concussion issues, and announced by someone with the ominous title of neurological spine specialist, but we were reassured that it was fully healed. Nothing about that terse Penguins release was reassuring. Crosby has been more or… » 1/30/12 11:20am 1/30/12 11:20am

Almost Five Reasons To Watch The NHL All-Star Game, Which I Think Is…

The NHL All-Star Game—which is always an exciting contest—takes place this weekend in Ottawa. I think it's on Sunday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. Here is why you should watch, if the game actually is on that channel at that time. » 1/27/12 7:00pm 1/27/12 7:00pm

This Should Answer The Question Of Whether Alex Ovechkin Regrets…

Back when it looked like Alexander Ovechkin might not be named to the All-Star Game, he told a reporter he wouldn't be disappointed "because I'm going to go straight up to vacation somewhere." But he did make the roster, and also managed to get himself suspended for three games. So he decided no All-Star Game because… » 1/27/12 1:20pm 1/27/12 1:20pm

Drake Will Perform At The NHL All-Star Game

Perhaps our resident Drakeologist will weigh in on this later, but I just had to rush to tell you the exciting news: the NHL has tapped Drake to perform at the second intermission of this Sunday's All-Star Game, when the score will already be 8-6 and everyone will have tuned out. » 1/24/12 12:20pm 1/24/12 12:20pm

The Day Democracy Came To Ottawa, And Everyone Was Sad

When All-Star voting opened for this year's game in Ottawa, Project Mayhem was launched. The idea? Stuff the ballot box with ex-Senators to stick it to the home crowd. Someone screwed up big-time, because the first six players named to the team were announced today, and four of them are current Sens. » 1/05/12 11:15am 1/05/12 11:15am

SportsCenter Attempts To Standardize American Spelling

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 11/10/10 9:20am 11/10/10 9:20am

Joe Thornton Does His Best "Italian Soccer Teammate" Impression

The West Captain on All-Star teammate Roberto Luongo: "[He's] a nice, dark, good-looking Italian guy." I choose to take this as conclusive evidence of his homosexuality. » 1/24/09 5:25pm 1/24/09 5:25pm

Next All-Star Game, They Should Definitely Light Kovalchuk On Fire

The NHL Closer is written by Greg Wyshynski, of The FanHouse and The Fourth Period. He is also the author of Glow Pucks And 10-Cent Beer. » 1/28/08 10:40am 1/28/08 10:40am

It's Some Sort Of All-Star Thing Tonight

If it's 8 p.m. on Versus on a Wednesday night in the middle of Super Bowl week ... well, jeez, it must be time for the NHL All-Star Game! Because of the NHL's shenanigans, we won't be seeing Rory Fitzpatrick, but we will be seeing a bunch of other people you similarly do not know. Excitement! » 1/24/07 4:45pm 1/24/07 4:45pm