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Wayne Gretzky: “No Reason” for Hockey Players to Remove Visors When They Reach the NHL

Monday, March 11th, 2013

When New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal suffered an eye injury after being struck by a puck Tuesday night, you had to know that a popular NHL debate would come to the surface yet again. Should the league require that all of its players attach visors to their helmets? The ...

Rick Nash is Becoming Comfortable in the Rangers’ System, Believes it’s the Players’ Option to Wear Visors on Their Helmets

Monday, March 11th, 2013

The Marc Staal injury reopened the debate on players wearing visors in the NHL. It's been the hot topic in professional hockey for the past week. Rick Nash is wishing Staal a speedy recovery. He has seven third-period goals this season and is putting the Rangers on his back right now. ...

Chris Pronger Says he’s “Trying to Get Healthy Just to Live a Normal Life”

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Despite the fact he's been told by experts that it isn't the right route to take, Chris Pronger wants to return to the ice. He hasn't played, though, since Nov. 19, 2011, as he continues to attempt to get his life back on track while dealing with the effects of ...

Joel Quenneville is Superstitious When it Comes to Discussing the Blackhawks’ Streak

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

After Wednesday night's last-minute victory over the Colorado Avalanche, the Chicago Blackhawks have now gone 24 games to start the 2013 NHL season without a regulation loss. That's unprecedented, and now they're the second team in NHL history to go 30 games overall without a loss in regulation. Like any good ...

Henrik Lundqvist Discusses the New York Rangers’ Inconsistent Start to the Shortened NHL Season

Monday, February 11th, 2013

One year after posting the best record in the Eastern Conference, the New York Rangers are off to a slow start to kick off the abbreviated 2013 NHL regular season. But this is a veteran team with one of the league's top goaltenders, and as they slowly appear to be ...

Zach Parise Implies He’ll Be “Feeling Some Nerves” and Will “Be Really Hoping” that the Wild beat New Jersey When they Play

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

There's a lot of hope in the Minnesota hockey scene this year as the abbreviated NHL season gets underway. That's because the Wild signed two blue-chip free agents way back in the summertime. Now, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are off to solid starts, and so is the Wild as ...

Mike Babcock Hopes to Return Red Wings to Finals Despite Missing Out on Big Free Agents

Friday, January 18th, 2013

The Detroit Red Wings haven't made it any secret that they were going after big-name free agents Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, who eventually wound up with the Minnesota Wild. But now that the lockout is over and the season starts tomorrow, they can't be dwelling on that. The Red ...

Rick Nash Believes it’s Tough to Build Chemistry in a Lockout-Shortened Season

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Is Rick Nash the last piece to the puzzle for the New York Rangers? The Blueshirts fell in the Eastern Conference Finals last season and appeared to be one player away. The Rangers needed another scoring threat. Now granted, the NHL will have a shortened season here, but the debut of Nash in ...

Matt Cooke, Pittsburgh Penguins Ramped Up Workouts Prior to Deal in Order to be Ready for Season

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

While a deal to end the NHL lockout seemed to be a lost cause to many on the outside, Matt Cooke says a group of the Pittsburgh Penguins had ratcheted up their workouts two weeks prior as they sensed a deal was nearing. Hopefully they're not alone, as the 48-game ...

Gary Bettman Talks the End of the Lockout and the NHL’s Shortened Season

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

For those that are still paying attention and still care, the NHL will be back in a matter of days. Beyond the 11th hour, the league and its players came to an agreement on a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement last week, granting hockey fans a 48-game schedule and a ...