Reading List

1Stevie “Why”

By: Ryan Dixon

Forgetting about the lurking threat in the Detroit Red Wings dressing room was perilously easy because it was often holed up in a quiet corner, obscured by a newspaper. In the sometimes-languid stints pro hockey players spend half-dressed before and after practice, Steve Yzerman’s attention often seemed centred on a crossword puzzle. The man, however, has never had any trouble doing two things at once. –>




With new arena needed, Flames trying to mend relationship with city

By: Jason Brough

Not only did city administration call the team’s CalgaryNEXT project “not feasible in its present form or location,” the mayor, Naheed Nenshi, has publicly jousted with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, delivering sarcastic jabs like, “I know that Calgarians require very wealthy people from New York to come and tell us what we need to do in our community because they understand vibrancy better than we do.”



IIHF will come up with the 2018 Olympic money for NHL players

By: Chris Johnston

TORONTO – The International Ice Hockey Federation will come up with the money to cover insurance and transportation costs if NHL players go to the 2018 Olympics, president Rene Fasel told Sportsnet on Monday night. –>


Pat Quinn’s daughter delivers incredibly emotional Hockey Hall of Fame induction speech for her dad

By: BarDown Staff via TSN.

The Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was an emotional one to say the least due to the fact that one member of the 2016 couldn’t be there in person.

Longtime Leafs coach Pat Quinn, who passed away in 2014, was enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame as a Builder Tuesday night, and his daughter Kalli accepted the honour for the Quinn family.–>



Penguins tease Capitals about Stanley Cup banner . . . again

 By:  Scott Allen

The Penguins are back at Verizon Center on Wednesday for the first time since the Capitals’ win in Game 5 of their second-round playoff series last May, and couldn’t help but notice Washington’s new “Metropolitan Division Champs 2015-16″ banner hanging in the rafters.

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