Hockey dispute in Canada: Are young players employees?

Posted by - November 8, 2018

TORONTO (AP) — The commissioner of the Ontario Hockey League believes the players are there for the love of the game and should not be paid. It appears the Ontario government agrees. Commissioner David Branch has written to the provincial government, The Canadian Press reports. He wants the league’s 425 players to remain amateurs and

A Police Escort to a Playoff Game Draws Attention to Racism in Junior Hockey

Posted by - May 10, 2018

“His goal is to play in the N.H.L.,” he said. Daniele has known his client since Smith was 11. “It’s something he’s had to live with as part of being a black athlete,” said Daniele, who also represents Smith’s brother, Gemel, a Dallas Stars forward. “The Smiths are a quiet, reserved family. They would rather

A Town That Lives for Hockey Is Devastated by Humboldt Broncos’ Deaths

Posted by - April 10, 2018

Xavier Labelle, a defenseman from Saskatoon who had been listed as dead, is alive, the coroner’s office said in a statement. No information was immediately offered about his medical condition. Parker Tobin, the team’s goalie, was killed in the crash, the statement said. (Fifteen lives devoted to hockey: Here’s a look at the victims.) While

LOOK: Bruins’ Charlie McAvoy surprises special needs kids with free hockey gear

Posted by - March 23, 2018

Just because star rookie Charlie McAvoy has been sidelined for much of the Boston Bruins‘ surge through March doesn’t mean he hasn’t been busy. McAvoy, the NHL‘s leader in average ice time among all first-year players when he suffered an MCL sprain early in the month, has yet to fully return to Boston’s playoff-bound defense.

Hockey world offers condolences to Erik Karlsson and his wife after loss of son

Posted by - March 21, 2018

The Ottawa Senators announced on Tuesday afternoon that defenseman Erik Karlsson and his wife, Melinda, have lost their son. Karlsson was mysteriously absent from the team earlier in the day and was ruled out for the Senators’ game against the Florida Panthers. Sens coach Guy Boucher wouldn’t say why, but clarified that it wasn’t an

At the Paralympics, Sled Hockey Is Not Necessarily a Young Man’s Game

Posted by - March 13, 2018

He manages with what he has, a blend of 30-and-under players who represent the future and spry veterans like Karlsson, who has been playing so long that he won gold for Sweden at the Lillehammer Paralympics in 1994. “Yeah, I know — I’m old,” Karlsson said. He appeared in the next three Paralympics, then missed

NHL DFS for March 10: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy hockey picks

Posted by - March 10, 2018

Before you enter a daily fantasy hockey tournament for NHL action on Saturday, March 10, you need to hear what professional DFS player Mike McClure has to say. McClure has more than $1 million in career DFS winnings and is rolling through the season, already cashing multiple tournament and cash game rosters. He has been

NHL DFS for March 9: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy hockey picks

Posted by - March 9, 2018

Before you enter a daily fantasy hockey tournament for NHL action on Friday, March 9, you need to hear what professional DFS player Mike McClure has to say. McClure has more than $1 million in career DFS winnings and is rolling through the season, already cashing multiple tournament and cash game rosters. He has been