| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:20 PM
On a busy day for the NHL’s Player Safety Department, Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod was suspended five games for a boarding infraction against Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall last week.
Brendan Shanahan, head of the department that...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:23 PM
It's the equivalent of putting a stop sign at a busy intersection after an accident, but the NHL will consider modifying its rules after it found no specific rule to support further punishing Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ray Emery for his rink-length...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:24 PM
The NHL was right to suspend Boston's Shawn Thornton 15 games for his premeditated assault Dec. 7 on Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, though it should have suspended Pittsburgh forward James Neal more than five games for kneeing Boston's Brad...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:25 PM
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Tuesday upheld the 15-game suspension of Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton that had been imposed by the league on Dec. 14.
Bettman said he found “clear and convincing evidence” to support the ban, which...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:51 AM
VANCOUVER, Canada — A few NHL-related financial notes before I leave the Great White North for San Jose, where the Kings are scheduled for a 1 p.m. practice Tuesday afternoon in advance of their game against the Sharks on Wednesday.
First, the NHL...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:07 AM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Anthony LeBlanc believes the Phoenix area can be a sustainable hockey market, even though the many empty seats for the Coyotes’ game against the Kings at Jobing.com Arena on Tuesday would seem a strong contradiction....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:53 PM
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday upheld the league’s 10-game suspension of Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta, who had filed an appeal of the sanction imposed for his illegal check to the head of Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson....
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:02 PM
In an agreement followed quickly by the release of the NHL regular-season schedule, the league announced Friday its players will participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The Olympic men's hockey tournament — won in 2010 by...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:44 AM
After leading the NHL into three lockouts, Commissioner Gary Bettman won’t win any popularity contests among hockey fans. But his bosses — team owners — continue to compensate him well.
According to the Sports Business Journal, Bettman...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:05 PM
A man arrested in Florida has agreed to return to Massachusetts to face a charge in the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
Ernest Wallace, 41, faces a charge of accessory after the fact in the slaying of semipro...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:21 AM
The NHL had a chance to send a message about the unacceptability of head-hunting hits such as the one Boston’s Johnny Boychuk delivered to Jonathan Toews in the second period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, and in fact the league did send a...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The NHL and its players announced Friday that they have struck an agreement allowing the players to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The men’s hockey competition, won in 2010 by Canada on a goal by Pittsburgh Penguins star...