| Feb 21, 2015
| 5:43 PM
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Hundreds of friends, family members and teammates gathered Saturday for former NHL defenseman Steve Montador's funeral. He died last weekend at the age of 35.
“Imagine if there was a time where there wasn't hockey: You...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 10:24 AM
TORONTO -- Before concussions were a serious topic in hockey, Steve Montador knew all about the consequences of head injuries. Five years ago, while still playing in the NHL, Montador committed to donating his brain to research.
Dr. Charles Tator of the...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 1:17 PM
Former NHL defenseman Steve Montador, who was found dead at his home in Canada earlier this month, committed to donating his brain to research, according to a doctor at the University of Toronto.
During Montador's funeral in Mississauga on Saturday, Dr....
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:40 PM
It was the perfect touch in a ceremony illuminated by many poignant moments, an afternoon of joy and laughter and more than a few suspiciously moist eyes.
Teemu Selanne arrived for his jersey retirement festivities Sunday at the Honda Center by...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 4:55 PM
Retiring Teemu Selanne’s jersey before any other member of the Ducks was not only the right thing to do but the only thing, according to several of his former teammates who returned to Anaheim for Sunday’s retirement of Selanne’s...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Enforcers are becoming a very rare breed in the NHL these days, and one of the most notable from the last decade has decided to call it a career.
George Parros announced his retirement Friday, capping a nine-season career that started with the Kings and...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 5:45 PM
It won't be as emotional of a homecoming as it was when Panthers forward Shawn Thornton returned to the TD Garden recently after playing seven seasons for the Bruins, including their Stanley Cup title run in 2011.
But when Thornton steps on the ice at...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Like a lot of hockey fans, Daniel Carcillo owned tapes of hockey fights when he was a kid.
"I'd fake headaches just to stay home to line up my rock 'em, sock 'em [videos] and just watch 'em," said Carcillo, who's again filling the Blackhawks' enforcer...
| Apr 16, 2014
Some things in the NHL playoffs are guarantees. Penguins star Sidney Crosby will again grow a pathetic mustache and make annoying whiny faces when he’s hit. His teammate, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, will implode at some point and let up seven......
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:16 PM
To paint a fair picture of Shawn Thornton, the Panthers' newest enforcer-type forward, an artist would need a wide brush.
Thornton will be the first to admit that his hands are most effective when balled into fists, and that he has molded a solid, 11-...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:52 PM
The new video and song fell painfully flat, but the light show was nifty and the introductions brimmed with rah-rah enthusiasm before the Kings' first game at Staples Center this season.
The festivities — mercifully — were brief, but that...