Back in the day, every NHL team employed at least one fighting specialist, known as an enforcer. But now the position is becoming extinct. Former Boston Bruins enforcer Terry O’Reilly tells Bill Littlefield why that’s for the best.
Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, who died Thursday, oversaw one of the most dominant eras in sports history. But there’s more to Menino’s sports legacy than championships.
The Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens have a storied playoff rivalry. Now they’re facing each other for the 34th time in the playoffs. OAG’s Doug Tribou gets the inside scoop on this rivalry.
Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce and Bill Littlefield discuss the value of an Aaron Hernandez jersey, the obliviousness of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, and the case for Dennis Rodman’s Nobel Peace Prize.
Sometimes we go to the sports stories and sometimes they come to us. This week Boston had more sports news than any one city needs. Bill Littlefield reflects on a wide range of “big news.”
The Chicago Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup in Boston after rallying to beat the Bruins in Game 6 on Monday. After a lockout that nearly killed the season, the NHL roared back and closed out the campaign with the first Finals matchup of “Original Six” teams since 1979. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.
The Chicago Blackhawks claimed the Stanley Cup in dramatic fashion Monday night. Bill Littlefield looks at the wide range of emotions that come out at the end of an NHL season.
In the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins went into overtime three times en route to splitting the first four games. The teams have shown some serious sports symmetry, but as Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports they take very different approaches to the national anthem.
Boston made quick work of Pittsburgh to win the NHL Eastern Conference Finals, but the Chicago Blackhawks aren’t going so quietly. Chicago took Game 1, and Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times thinks the Bruins have a big challenge ahead of them.
In the NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals, Pittsburgh is paired with Boston. As Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports, the teams have some history…but a lot of it happened in another era. Just ask Jaromir Jagr.