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Past articles by Greg:

Jagr Watch: Blues GM leaves door open after Fabbri injury

Jaromir Jagr, 45, is preparing to lace up the skates for Kladno, the Czech team he owns, this weekend. Jagr, to this point, doesn’t have an NHL contract. Like, for example, a significant injury that might open the door for Jagr to slide into their lineup. → Read More

P.K. Subban says he’ll 'never' protest during national anthem

P.K. Subban said on Tuesday that he will “never” kneel during the national anthem to protest something politically. Subban performed at a fundraiser on Tuesday night at Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville, to benefit Comedy Cares. He told the audience that he would “never” take a knee during the national → Read More

Golden Knights print season-ticket names on ice for first season

The Vegas Golden Knights are days away from their inaugural season opener on Oct. 10. It’s going to be a massive celebration for the team and its fans, which worked together to make this NHL expansion dream come true. The Golden Knights have decided to do something symbolically to solidify that relationship → Read More

Penguins, Oilers still heavy Stanley Cup favorites before NHL camp

Will the Pittsburgh Penguins three-peat? According to the latest Stanley Cup champions wagering odds, they’re the favorites to do so. The new 2018 Stanley Cup odds from Bovada reveal the Penguins at 7-to-1, their odds having dropped since the summer. → Read More

Alex Galchenyuk is not a center, according to Canadiens GM

If it’s September, then it’s time another episode of “As The Pivot Turns,” the ongoing soap opera based on the Montreal Canadiens’ center position. Last time on “As The Pivot Turns”: Alex Galchenyuk was maybe possibly a solution at center. This week on “As The Pivot Turns”: Alex Galchenyuk is probably → Read More

Hurricane Irma and hockey: Caring, controversy in face of storm

Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday, the strongest Category 4 storm to hit the region in 57 years. The reaction starts with the Florida Panthers, who have turned the BB&T Center into a storage facility for emergency vehicles and a staging area for local first responders. Panthers → Read More

George Parros on suspending Sidney Crosby, answering Player Safety critics (Q&A)

The NHL announced on Wednesday that George Parros is the new Senior Vice President of Player Safety, taking the reins of the league’s on-ice supplemental discipline from Stephane Quintal. “George possesses one of the brightest and most innovative young minds in our game,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman → Read More

CWHL downplays Chinese influence in player payments

Brenda Andress, commissioner of the Canadian’s Women Hockey League, had steadfastly assured her players through the years that the league was on a path to paying them. “We’re right on target with our strategic plan,” said Andress to Sportsnet in March 2017. Perhaps Andress didn’t see this moment coming → Read More

Is God a hockey fan? Pope Francis sends endorsement letter to NHL

Is God a hockey fan? It seemed like the obvious question to ask on a day when Pat Lafontaine, Hockey Hall of Famer and NHL vice president of hockey development, read a letter from Pope Francis endorsing “The Declaration of Principles,” an ambitious (if loosely defined) doctrine co-signed by 17 different → Read More

Jaromir Jagr considers Olympics without NHL contract offer

In an interview with Czech TV, Jagr made it clear that he wants to return to the NHL, and that remains the priority. “I love hockey in the NHL, so I’m able to wait, how many people would give everything to NHL at least one match?,” he said. → Read More

Ranking Stanley Cup contenders for 2017-18 NHL season

As of the end of summer, here are the Stanley Cup Contender Rankings for the 2017-18 season, in which we place all 31 teams in different tiers and let the deity of your choosing sort them out. The rest of these lists are going to be in alphabetical order, but this is what we’re feeling right now as → Read More

Young player refuses to wear Blackhawks-like logo, sparks controversy

The Chicago Blackhawks’ logo is one of the most iconic in hockey, as an Original Six team. It’s also a point of increasing controversy, as Native American (and Indigenous Canadian) iconography used for sports teams has been decried and eliminated in the last decade – not to mention the continuing controversy → Read More

Matt Duchene deserves better than this from Avalanche

The calendar just flipped to September, and Matt Duchene isn’t preparing to play center for the Nashville Predators or the Montreal Canadiens or the Columbus Blue Jackets. No, he’s still a member of the Colorado Avalanche, despite being on the trading block for the entirety of the summer. An entire → Read More

Jay Baruchel of 'Goon' on the last days of hockey fighting

The irony isn’t lost on Jay Baruchel. “Goon: Last of the Enforcers,” the sequel Baruchel co-wrote and directed, was released in the U.S. on Sept. 1. “It’s called ‘Last of the Enforcers’ for a reason,” said Baruchel. → Read More

David Pastrnak vs. Boston Bruins enters ‘greasy’ territory

With it came to winger David Pastrnak, a restricted free agent, Neely’s comp was Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg, who signed a six-year deal with $36 million last summer. As has been widely reported, the Bruins had had a deal on the table for Pastrnak for some time. The new comp is Leon → Read More

What if ... Vegas Golden Knights didn't drop the 'Las'? (NHL Alternate History)

How would one different outcome change the course of history for an NHL team? Thus far in the life of the Vegas Golden Knights, they were awarded a team (I’ll let our friends in Quebec toy with that option), they hired George McPhee (he gets a pass until Martin Erat 2.0), picked a bunch of players ( → Read More

Hockey 'warning track' actually makes game more dangerous: Study

It was the rink that Thomas Smith targeted back in 2014 with “The Look-Up Line,” a de facto “warning track” that would help prevent catastrophic injuries along the boards on hits. “The Look-Up Line” was a 40-inch orange “warning track” along the boards that would alert puck carriers to where they were → Read More

KHL goalie gives up incredibly bad rink-length goal (Video)

Witness Ak Bars goalie Emil Garipov in their KHL game against Amur Khabarovsk on Monday, as the usually dependable netminder surrendered a near rink-length goal on a shot from Pavel Turbin. Again, Garipov is usually pretty solid between the pipes, having played for Ak Bars since 2011 and having been → Read More

What if ... the Columbus Blue Jackets had drafted Anze Kopitar? (NHL Alternate History)

Note: It’s the NHL Alternate History project! We’ve asked fans and bloggers from 31 teams to pick one turning point in their franchise’s history and ask ‘what if things had gone differently?’ Trades, hirings, firings, wins, losses, injuries … all of it. How would one different outcome change the course → Read More

Yahoo Fantasy Hockey top 50 players for 2017-18

Yahoo Fantasy Hockey 2017-18 has arrived, which is truly a joyous time for those of us who love to dig our nails into a draft, assemble an amazing team and then basically abandon it when your two best goalies are hurt around the middle of January. → Read More