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In Depth
February 23rd, 2013

Larry Kwong: An NHL Pioneer

Larry Kwong played just one shift in the NHL, but that shift made history. In 1948, Kwong became the first man of Chinese descent to play in the NHL. Kwong and writer David Davis join Bill to remember that milestone.

In The News
February 16th, 2013

A Goalie’s Bizarre Exit From High School Hockey Game

A high school hockey game in Minnesota took a bizarre turn on Tuesday when senior goaltender Austin Krause scored on his team’s own goal — on purpose. Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky joined Bill Littlefield to explain.

Feature
January 19th, 2013
By Susan Valot

LA Kings Hope To Avoid Stanley Cup ‘Hangover’

After a three-month lockout, the NHL season finally begins this weekend. The lockout’s been tough, especially for fans. But the road to a repeat championship victory is even tougher, especially after a lockout. OAG’s Susan Valot has the story from Los Angeles.

Feature
January 12th, 2013
By Ron Schachter

For Minor League Team Every Home Game Is A ‘Winter Classic’

While hockey fans may not completely have lost interest in their NHL teams, they lost this year’s Winter Classic, the outdoor hockey extravaganza that takes place every New Year’s Day. But as Only A Game’s Ron Schachter reports, in Williamsport, Pa., players and fans alike are getting their fill of hockey in the great outdoors.

In Depth
January 12th, 2013

Elliott: Too Soon To Declare Winners In NHL CBA; Kings Primed To Repeat

Who won and who lost in the NHL labor struggle? And how will the rest of the season play out? Bill Littlefield talks with OAG’s hockey analyst Helene Elliott, who covers the NHL for the Los Angeles Times.

In Depth
January 12th, 2013

NHL Players, Fans Ready For Pucks To Drop

There will be an NHL season after all – or, at least, half a season. Bill Littlefield reports on how players and fans are reacting to the end of the lockout.

Feature
December 15th, 2012

‘Slap Shot’ Celebrates 35 Years Of Pucks, Punches And Profanity

In 1977, a recipe of minor league hockey, swearing and violence produced an enduring piece of sports cinema. This year marks the 35th anniversary of ‘Slap Shot’. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the staying power of the hockey comedy that starred Paul Newman and three bruising, bespectacled brothers.

Feature
December 8th, 2012

BC’s York Values Team Success Over Hockey Career Victories Record

When Boston College men’s hockey coach Jerry York tied the all-time record for career victories, he wasn’t thinking about the mark. He was thinking about the rest of the season. As Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports, four decades into his career, York keeps getting better.

Featured Book
November 24th, 2012

The Instigator: How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL

As more games fall victim to the current lockout, author Jonathon Gatehouse talks with Bill Littlefield about his book, “The Instigator: How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL and Changed the Game Forever.”

Interview
November 17th, 2012

NHL’s Scott Gomez Locked Out In Alaska

With the NHL lockout showing few signs of ending, players are seeking ice time in Russia, Sweden, and elsewhere. Montreal Canadien center Scott Gomez is playing for a team in his hometown, Anchorage, Ala. and joins Bill to discuss how players are dealing with the lockout.

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