Tyler Seguin Spent The Lockout Living In His Own Filth [UPDATE]

For most players who went to Europe during the lockout, it was just business: an opportunity to make a paycheck and stay in shape until the NHL returned. But for Tyler Seguin, it was something much more monumental: it was the first time in the young Bruins star's life he's ever lived on his own. And if a Swiss tabloid… »1/09/13 9:55am1/09/13 9:55am

Johnny Boychuk's Austrian Team Only Gave Him Red Bull To Drink

As NHL players return to North America—those who aren't claiming asylum to escape the Islanders regime, anyway—they're being set upon by their neglected beat writers, and sharing some strange stories of their sabbaticals. Alex Picard made some new friends in the shower. Ryan Jones was handcuffed and detained at the… »1/08/13 1:35pm1/08/13 1:35pm

The NHL Lockout Is Over; Play To Start Within The Next Two Weeks [UPDATED]

Five days short of a January 11 deadline that would have scuttled the entire season, the NHL and NHLPA have reached a deal that, pending approval from a player vote, will end the lockout and allow for a condensed 50-game season. Teams will likely only play other teams from within their own conference during the… »1/06/13 8:25am1/06/13 8:25am

Ilya Bryzgalov Leaves Russian Team Because He Thinks The Lockout Is Ending, Or Maybe Because He Saw A Shiny Object

Here's what's not up for dispute: Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, best known for being a crazy person, will not be playing anymore for CSKA Moscow. He finishes his KHL stint with a 6-5 record and a 2.13 GAA. The real question is, why is Bryzgalov leaving now? »12/31/12 11:20am12/31/12 11:20am

Why Did The Globe And Mail Take Down Its Story About How Kyle Turris Hates Finland?

After supposedly "returning" from the Finnish SM-Liiga, Kyle Turris complained about his lockout home to The Globe and Mail, in just the latest of a few such stories to come out recently. The Globe and Mail piece covered the usual stuff: the food sucked, the travel sucked, "they spoke a different language." »12/18/12 6:50pm12/18/12 6:50pm

Ilya Bryzgalov Can't Take Your Calls Right Now; He's About To Launch Into Space

The Russian men's national hockey team recently removed Flyers' goalie and philosopher Ilya Bryzgalov from their roster before the start of the Channel One Cup, an annual tournament for Europeans playing in European leagues. During the NHL lockout, Bryzgalov has been playing for CSKA Moscow of the KHL. And he hasn't… »12/11/12 2:10pm12/11/12 2:10pm

Paul Bissonnette Wants To Be Evgeni Malkin's Teammate; Malkin Says Nyet

During the lockout, Paul Bissonnette is playing for the Cardiff Devils. Meanwhile, Evgeni Malkin (Russia's most eligible bachelor!) is on the KHL's Metallurg Magnitogorsk, and presumably getting paid a lot more money. Biz Nasty texted Malkin to see if there was a job for him. Malkin replied in no uncertain terms that… »12/03/12 5:10pm12/03/12 5:10pm

Desperate For Hockey, Nashville Predators Fans, Announcers And Coaches Surprise Local Youth Team

Figuring their fans had nothing better to do at the moment, the Nashville Predators invited the faithful down to a local rink for a "pizza party" last week. The pizza was just a front, though, for a flashmob meant to surprise two youth hockey teams. 200 fans, the Predators' P.A. announcer, the radio announcing crew,… »11/20/12 12:25pm11/20/12 12:25pm

NHL And Players Union Meet Tonight And Will Meet Tomorrow, Considered A "Not Bad" Sign

In case you had forgotten, there is no NHL hockey because the league locked out its players. No, no—that was 2004—it did it again this year. You might not have realized because the league does this every few years and loses any sort of good will or build up in the fan base it may have accrued since the last time.… »11/19/12 10:14pm11/19/12 10:14pm

Fake Gary Bettman Twitter Account Outs Gary Bettman's Two Remaining Fans

Last night a Twitter account purporting to be NHL commissioner Gary Bettman popped up. While the account turned out to be fake, many believed it at first, both because @Commish_Gary was Bettman's handle before he wisely deleted it pre-lockout, and because the impostor played it straight, tweeting just once about the… »11/13/12 3:45pm11/13/12 3:45pm