November 18th, 2015

Why Fighting Still Thrives In The NHL

When the Nashville Predators played the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday night, Mike Fisher knocked out one of Kevin Bieksa’s teeth. And, yes, is still in business. Bill Littlefield has always wondered why fighting, which is seriously discouraged in other sports, gets a pass in hockey.

November 14th, 2015

3 Stories You Should Know: Greg Hardy, N.Y. ‘Competence,’ NHL Fighting

How come Cowboy Greg Hardy continues to play for Dallas despite domestic abuse revelations? Why is it suddenly difficult for fans to make light of the New York Jets, Knicks and Mets? And is there really any good reason to start a fight in hockey? Bill Littlefield is joined by Cindy Boren and Will Leitch for “3 Stories You Should Know.”

Only A Blog
October 13th, 2015

Bring Back The Mullet? Jaromir Jagr Says ‘Yes’

Decades ago, the mullet was a popular look. Today, though, you’d be hard pressed to find the classic hairstyle. Might that change this year thanks to one NHL legend?

September 19th, 2015

The Price Of Entertainment: A Father’s Criticism Of The NHL

This week, fans learned the details of the NHL’s plans to protect players who might have been concussed during games. But Len Boogaard, father of the late Derek Boogaard, thinks the effort is not enough. He joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

In Depth
June 27th, 2015

Ken Dryden On Canada’s Stanley Cup Rivalry With The U.S.

The Stanley Cup was donated by an Englishman to Canada back in 1892. But no Canadian team has brought home the Cup since 1993. Legendary NHL goalie and Hockey Hall of Famer Ken Dryden joined Bill to discuss Canada’s hockey drought and the country’s other rivalries with the U.S.

In Depth
June 6th, 2015

Hollywood Scores A ‘Miracle’ With Locker Room Speech

The 2004 movie “Miracle” dramatizes the United States’ win over the Soviet Union at the 1980 Olympics. In the film’s most famous scene, U.S. coach Herb Brooks, played by Kurt Russell, delivers a motivational pregame talk. But how accurate was that movie speech? Bill Littlefield tracks down some of the players who were in the locker room 35 years ago and finds a surprising answer.

In Depth
June 6th, 2015

Forget Rings. One Year The Canadiens Got Championship TVs.

Rogie Vachon is a Vezina trophy winner, a three time All Star, and a three time Stanley Cup winner. But once, he had to buy his own championship ring. He speaks with Bill Littlefield.

June 6th, 2015

Littlefield: Slipping And Sliding Through My First Ice Hockey Practice

Bill Littlefield remembers his first ice hockey practice — and his first pair of (too-big) ice skates.

May 9th, 2015

Ottawa Honors Wrong Jack Purcell

In Ottawa, Jack Purcell Park proudly honors a local hero who repaired hockey equipment for neighborhood youths. But park officials had new sculptures installed to honor a legendary Canadian badminton champion, also named Jack Purcell. We do our best to sort out the confusion.

March 28th, 2015

Florida Panthers Teammates Not Only Work Together, They Live Together

Nineteen-year-old Aaron Ekblad and 37-year-old Willie Mitchell are more than just NHL teammates. They’re roommates. Grantland’s Katie Baker tells Bill Littlefield how Ekblad came to live with Mitchell and his wife.

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