NHL

  • The 2014 Winter Classic Was Both Winter and Classic

    The 2014 Winter Classic Was Both Winter and Classic

    The NHL’s Winter Classic is not about showcasing hockey’s speed and skill. The goal is to remind everyone—in the dead of winter—that hockey is the winter sport par excellence. And yesterday the annual New Year’s Day outdoor game did exactly that. With 105,491 fans at Michigan’s famous “Big House”—braving snow and a game time temperature […]

  • Helicopter Hockey Is Now a Thing, and It Is Awesome (Video)

    Helicopter Hockey Is Now a Thing, and It Is Awesome (Video)

    Only a Canadian would ever say, “gee, I wonder if I could play hockey in a helicopter?” And only a Canadian would ever say, “oh man, that’s an awesome idea. I’ll help!” One morning in early December, somewhere in the Canadian Rockies, helicopter pilot Bradley Friesen woke up and decided it would be fun to […]

  • The Oilers’ Taylor Hall Scores a “Bra Trick”

    The Oilers’ Taylor Hall Scores a “Bra Trick”

    I never thought about it before, but the tradition of throwing your hat onto the ice after a player on the team you’re rooting for scores three goals in a hockey game is kind of outmoded, since people don’t really wear hats all that often anymore. But one woman at Thursday night’s game between the […]

  • Nick Foligno Pulls a Tomas Hertl, Scores a Between-the-Legs Beauty (Video)

    Nick Foligno Pulls a Tomas Hertl, Scores a Between-the-Legs Beauty (Video)

    Between the legs—that’s where all the cool kids are going in the NHL these days. First, of course, it was the Sharks’ 19-year-old Tomas Hertl, who announced his entry in the NHL with a four-goal performance against the Rangers on October 8 that was capped by a ridiculous between-the-legs top shelf breakaway goal. Then it was […]

  • Mikhail Grabovski Gets Accidental Skate to the Face (GIF)

    Mikhail Grabovski Gets Accidental Skate to the Face (GIF)

    At Saturday’s NHL match-up between the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Caps’ Mikhail Grabovski faced off against his old teammates in Toronto, and suffered a pretty nasty injury in the process. It happened when Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson‘s skate accidentally hit Grabovski in the face after a failed dive. The hit […]