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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
With the NHL lockout now extended through November, players and coaches find ways to fill their time—but how do the sports writers deal with this drought? Scott Brown, sports editor of the ‘Vancouver Sun’, spoke with Bill about what his staff is writing about while there are no games to cover.
While the NHL lockout drags on, minor league hockey players are having a typical season, minus one thing: the possibility of being called up. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou spoke with one player whose hopes of adding to his family’s hockey history are temporarily on hold.