Taylor Hall Scores Twice In Eight Seconds, Oilers Still Lose

When you break an Oilers team record, especially one that's held by Wayne Gretzky, it has the feel of something bigger. But since Taylor Hall broke Gretzky's 33-year-old mark by scoring twice in eight seconds, and it was Edmonton's only points in a loss to the Islanders, it's very much a sign of the times. » 10/18/13 9:37am 10/18/13 9:37am

Alex Ovechkin Somehow Named Twice To NHL All-Star Team

The Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin is a great hockey player, this GIF aside. He led the league in goals and willed his mostly bad team to the playoffs. He was, it's fair to say, the best right wing in hockey. And the Pro Hockey Writers' Association (PHWA) recognized that in its all-star balloting: Ovechkin made… » 7/03/13 2:50pm 7/03/13 2:50pm

The Broken Phenom, The Overzealous Enforcer, And Some New Ammo For The Anti-Fighting Crowd

Try to justify the institution of the enforcer in hockey to an outsider, and you'll likely pull out the usual arguments. It's about protection, about fear, about retribution. So yes, on a basic level, it's about pain. But it's never, never about injury. So with two players still out in the wake of a one-goon rampage,… » 3/07/11 12:05pm 3/07/11 12:05pm