National Hockey League,Winnipeg Jets / Dec-2015
In 1985, Manitoba-born Ray Neufeld was enjoying life as Ron Francis’s winger in Hartford. Then he…
Art,Music,National Hockey League / Nov-2015
Last spring, I happened to be talking to Darcy Regier, the former Buffalo Sabres general manager,…
Arizona Coyotes,Coaching,National Hockey League / Nov-2015
Mike Johnson A member of the Phoenix Coyotes from 2000 to 2006, Johnson played one season under Wayne…
Boston Bruins,Canada,Father Ted Flanagan,National Hockey League,Signing / Oct-2015
When I told my father about the scout, he couldn’t believe it. He couldn’t believe a pro team was interested in a 16-year-old. “You’ve never lied to me before,” he said. “Pa,” I told him, “I’m not lying now.”
National Hockey League,World Hockey Association / Oct-2015
I was never the biggest guy in the room, so I always heard “Where’s the rest of you?’ or,”Are you carryin’ Frank Beaton’s bags?” from the guys. I always had to prove myself.
Jacques Plante,Montreal Canadiens,National Hockey League / Sep-2015
They saw me and they said, “Hey, get in here you’re playing, we gotta find your equipment. [Laughs] Jacques Plante had an asthma attack, and you’re it.”
American Hockey League,Detroit Red Wings,Edmonton Oilers,National Hockey League,United Kingdom,Washington Capitals / Sep-2015
I got in a fight that night with Claude Julien. I’d fought him in junior, so I knew I could beat him up. I did pretty good against him, and all the scouts were there.
American Hockey League,Coaching,Edmonton Oilers,Fighting,Hartford Whalers,National Hockey League / Sep-2015
If there was a choice between having to fight a bunch of tough guys every night or not being there, I didn’t mind.
Lithuania,National Hockey League,New York Islanders,Olympics,Russia / Sep-2015
1992 was one of the best years of my life. I won Gold at the World Juniors and the Olympics; got drafted; and then played my rookie year with the Islanders.
American Hockey League,Boston Bruins,Callup,National Hockey League / Sep-2015
As we were skating off, Chris Simon grabbed me by the throat and said, ‘Rookie, if you hit another guy, I’m sending you down to the minors in a body bag.’
National Hockey League,Retirement / Sep-2015
I limped home, got an ice pack out of the freezer, went up to the bedroom and yelled downstairs to my wife, ‘That’s it, we’re done!
National Hockey League,Toronto Maple Leafs / Sep-2015
I enjoyed playing in Toronto. I think now it’s a little bit — I’ve said this before, I started with Pat Burns, and then we had Mike Murphy in there but we also had Pat Quinn.
Boston Bruins,Canada,Countries,National Hockey League,Olympics / Sep-2015
During college I had good marks, I was an All-American, I was the Hobey Baker finalist for two years, and I felt I had earned a one-way contract in the NHL.
Hartford Whalers,National Hockey League,World Hockey Association / Jun-2015
To me, Dave Keon was as classy a guy as I ever met in hockey. And I loved the way he played and conducted himself. He was quiet, he had his own way of doing things, but who cares, we were so lucky to have him on our team
Detroit Red Wings,Draft,National Hockey League,World Hockey Association / Jun-2015
I was just playing hockey with my pals. I didn’t have dreams of going to the NHL or anything. We were a town of 6000 with dads coaching. It wasn’t until I was 14 that I realized you can go play junior.
Fighting,National Hockey League,New York Islanders,Washington Capitals / Jun-2015
There’s a bond among fighters because we all have a fear of failure. Most fighters, off the ice, are the nicest guys because of this very real weakness that we have to stare down and try and face, but sometimes, cannot.
Leagues,Montreal Canadiens,National Hockey League,Philadelphia Flyers / May-2015
Victoria Matiash sits down with Gilbert Dionne to talk about winning a cup with the Habs, Boston fans, his famous older brother and going his own way.
Broadcasting,National Hockey League / May-2015
I’ve been an avid horse owner and bettor for a long time, and in 1994, after we won the Stanley Cup with the Rangers, I took the Cup to the Belmont Park for the day.
Leagues,Montreal Canadiens,National Hockey League,Teams / May-2015
So when I saw this photo I was thrilled – me and Frank in the same photo. How cool is this. Then I start thinking – he’s a left winger, I am a left winger.
Beer,Leagues,National Hockey League,New York Islanders / Apr-2015
“You’re a fucking kid from fucking Saskatoon and you just got called up to the fucking NHL and there’s a fresh fucking sheet of ice out there and you’re sitting here watching Sports Centre?”