Gone are the days of the burly forwards missing a bit more than a couple of teeth with a sole purpose of taking out their target on the ice, the National Hockey League must now welcome the newest trend in enforcers.
Last year was a disappointing season for a majority of Canadian hockey fans as seven of our eight teams failed to make the playoffs. This year promises to be different with a few teams ready to take the next step, as well as a couple teams who made big off-season moves in hopes to be
Whether a fan of it or not, a National Hockey League expansion is coming.
Following their Olympic victory, Canadian hockey fans have turned their attention back to the National Hockey League.
The stereotype of physically gifted varsity athletes as academic dimwits is commonly portrayed by mainstream media. Some people simply can’t help but think, “These athletes just skate around a rink or hit a ball, so how smart can they really be?”
The NHL is back in business. Whoa, calm down! Is the excitement actually seeping out of every pore of your body, or are you nonchalantly shrugging your shoulders at the announcement like I am?
Recently, rumour has been floating around that Saskatoon may be in the running for an NHL franchise. As exciting as that would be, there have been grumblings of disapproval from those who do not think it is feasible to bring the NHL to Saskatoon — but why not?
A crowd filled the Indigo bookstore in Place Montréal Trust Feb. 2 to hear former Montreal Canadiens goaltender and politician Ken Dryden talk about his book, The Game, and weigh in on the concussion crisis currently rocking the hockey world. The event was put on as part of Canada Reads, a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-run endeavour to
“I almost died from depression, suicide, drugs and alcohol from the depression of violence. I’m living proof that living a violent lifestyle can kill you.” When asked about the effects that fighting has in hockey, that is what former NHL enforcer Jim Thomson said. You might remember Thomson as the recent subject of the boisterous Don
The NHL is searching for answers after the recent string of head shots around the league. The number of players being sidelined with head injuries has been on the incline this season.