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 2:50pm7/03/13 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 12:05pm3/07/11 12:05pm