Former hockey goalie Clint Malarchuk suffered a life-threatening injury in 1989 when his neck was slashed by a hockey skate. Off the ice, he’s struggled with mental health problems since childhood. He writes about both issues in his new book “A Matter of Inches,” which he joins Bill Littlefield to discuss.
The Edmonton Oilers currently sit dead last in the NHL. The Oilers also possess the league’s longest postseason drought — they haven’t made the playoffs since 2006, when they lost in seven games in the Stanley Cup Finals. Bill Littlefield speaks with John MacKinnon of the Edmonton Journal to find out what’s wrong with the Oilers.
The Florida Panthers topped the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night after a record shootout that saw players from both teams take multiple attempts before all was said and done.
P.K. Subban is an elite NHL defenseman. Polite off the ice, the 25-year-old loves to talk trash on it. And Subban is one of the few black players in the league. Ben McGrath profiled Subban for the New Yorker and joins us to discuss one of hockey’s brightest young stars.
With an arena under construction and a potential ownership group in place, Las Vegas looks ready for an NHL franchise. But there are some potential snags. Would a local fanbase emerge? And what about the issue of gambling? ESPN’s Scott Burnside joins Bill Littlefield.
Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau passed away this week. Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette joins Bill Littlefield to remember the man known as a “gentle giant.”
Attendance at Florida Panthers home games is bad. So bad, in fact, that beat writers for visiting teams have tweeted pictures of the half-empty arena for laughs. Bill Littlefield chats with Yahoo! Sports’ Greg Wyshynski about the Panthers’ attendance woes.
John Branch’s new book “Boy On Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard” profiles the career of a pro hockey “enforcer.” Branch joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his book and the culture surrounding concussions in the NHL.
The 2014-15 NHL season is right around the corner. Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times joins Bill Littlefield to assess the Kings’ chances of repeating as champions and to explain why the NHL was wrong to eliminate the “spin-o-rama.”
In the NHL, the Los Angeles Kings won their second Stanley Cup in three years with a 3-2, double-overtime win over the New York Rangers on Friday night. Reporter Susan Valot joined Bill Littlefield from Los Angeles after Game 5 to discuss the series.