Nashville Predators Are Hockey's Improbable Steamroller
NASHVILLE — Seven o'clock on a Tuesday, and the gold-clad, goose-calling, Tim McGraw-crooning fans of the Nashville Predators are offering an updated primer in Southern hospitality. One by one, the starters for the Predators' victim on this night, the ...
March 2, 2015
Expansion to Vegas worth the gamble
Three of the four are sporting Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning or Carolina Hurricanes jerseys and in some ways reflect what is at the very heart of any discussion of whether the NHL should be in Las Vegas. Certainly, amid the cacophony of ...
December 8, 2014
The Man Behind The Swag: Nick Young
And behind the bar are two oversized neon letters, s and p, the orange p familiar because it was once part of a Home Depot marquee. These are the initials of Young's self-manufactured alter ego, a loopy but lovable character named Swaggy P, who fires ...
January 15, 2015
Ali And His Entourage: Life after the end of the greatest show on earth
NHL has final say in how Blackhawks can deal with Patrick Kane rape case · NHL .. No malice, no emotion at all flickered in his eyes. Silently, one by one, he turned the pictures to the wall. . He peered into the neon-shattered night. ''What ...
October 14, 2014
Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson competing in MLB home run derby
Donaldson is ranked third and will face Chicago Cubs first baseman Rizzo in his matchup. The winner will face either Frazier or Each batter gets five minutes per round, and home runs in each batter's final minute stop the clock. Players can earn up ...
July 8, 2015
Sober start to summer
Saskatchewan certainly has its quirks. We don't change our clocks twice a year like most other jurisdictions, and summer begins here almost six weeks ahead of everywhere else. While you're guaranteed a heated argument or two about the daylight time ...
May 15, 2015
AL leads NL 5-3 after 6 innings, as Jeter jogs off
Target Field, a $545 million, limestone-encased jewel that opened in 2010, produced an All-Star cycle just eight batters in, with hitters showing off flashy neon-bright spikes and fielders wearing All-Star caps with special designs for the first time ...
July 14, 2014
LAS VEGAS -- It's a couple of hours before the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels hockey game against Cal State Long Beach. The Sobe Arena is about a 15-minute drive from the Strip, out along North Rancho Drive, and is connected to the Fiesta Rancho Hotel and Casino. In fact, at least one of the Long Beach players ends up wandering through the casino, past slot machines and cocktail waitresses decked out in short Santa outfits, with his gear, trying to find the rink. On the far wall of the arena is a big banner advertising comfortable rooms for $24. 99 a night at the casino that claims to be the "Royal Flush Capital of the World. The Rebels are a club team, which means that, unlike for their higher-profile colleagues with the football and basketball teams, there are no scholarships. , and the team relies on outside sponsors to help it compete against other club teams. The coaches all have other jobs, including head coach J. J. Hartmann, who played Division I hockey with Denver University and later played in the ECHL. This is hockey these days in Las Vegas. Hockey In Las Vegas What would an NHL team mean to the Las Vegas area. • Melrose: Just a matter of time • What it means to Las Vegas • Affect on youth hockey in Vegas • Boost for the UNLV program.
flaking cankers pocked the painted walls. He was cloaked in black. Black street shoes, black socks, black pants, black short-sleeved shirt. He threw a punch, and in the small town's abandoned boxing gym, the rusting chain between the heavy bag and the ceiling rocked and creaked. Slowly, at first, his feet began to dance around the bag. His left hand flicked a pair of jabs, and then a right cross and a left hook, too, recalled the ritual of butterfly and bee. Black sunglasses flew from his pocket as he gathered speed, black shirttail flapped free, black heavy bag rocked and creaked. Black street shoes scuffed faster and faster across black moldering tiles: Yeah, Lawd, champ can still float, champ can still sting. He whirled, jabbed, feinted, let his feet fly into a shuffle. '' I shouted at the end of each one as the second hand swept past the 12 on the wristwatch he had handed to me. And then, gradually, his shoulders began to slump, his hands to drop. The tap and thud of leather soles and leather gloves began to miss a quarter-beat. Ali stopped and sucked air. He undid the gloves, tucked in the black shirt, reached reflexively for the black comb.
Raised in New Jersey, Trout saw a lot of Jeter and said all week he felt honored to play alongside him. "Growing up I was setting goals to myself that when I get -- if I ever get the chance to get -- to the big leagues, that's how I want to play," Trout said. "And the way he carries himself on and off the field, how he respects the game -- always hustling, it doesn't matter what the score is. If they are down 10 runs, he is always running the ball out.
Why We Love Hockey
The 2014-2015 NHL season is over. The Chicago ... Blackhawks had me reeling. It felt like a death in the family. Not sure of all the steps in the grieving process but there is no doubt like many Tampa fans, I went through many of them since the clock ...
June 18, 2015
NHL Stanley Cup 2015 Finals Game 6 Results, Recap, Highlights & News: Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15: Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates by hoisting the Stanley Cup after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 2-0 in Game Six to win the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center on June 15, 2015 in ...
June 16, 2015
Versteeg turns back the clock in Game 5 win
was a healthy scratch in seven games spread throughout the Chicago Blackhawks' first three rounds. What should, and does, surprise some folks: Vermette scored a game-winning goal because of Kris Versteeg. It was Vermette and Versteeg, a healthy scratch ...
June 14, 2015
Blackhawks pull even with Bolts
For the beleaguered Chicago Blackhawks ... “He was a wall,” teammate Brad Richards said. He had to be. Despite a chaotic scramble around the Chicago net, including two prime scoring chances by Steven Stamkos as the clock ticked down in the game ...
June 11, 2015
Blackhawks even Stanley Cup final with Game 4 win
For the beleaguered Chicago Blackhawks goaltender ... no idea how much time was left on the clock.” More often than not, the expectation would have been for Crawford to crack. Too many times in this Stanley Cup final, he had done exactly that.
June 10, 2015
NHL playoffs: 3 stories from Ducks-Blackhawks Game 6
The Chicago Blackhawks weren't quite ready to bow out of the playoffs, so they went out and defeated the ... As for predicting the outcome of Game 7, is the writing on the wall, or will one of these teams break the mold? Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews ...
NHL playoffs: 3 stories from Ducks-Blackhawks Game 6
The Chicago Blackhawks weren't quite ready to bow ... As for predicting the outcome of Game 7, is the writing on the wall, or will one of these teams break the mold? Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was happy with the Game 6 outcome, but told reporters ...
May 28, 2015