After opening the season 5-12-4, the Columbus Blue Jackets have begun to turn their season around. Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the Blue Jackets’ rise to NHL relevance.
After a 2011 plane crash killed nearly the entire Russian pro hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, the team is back on the ice. Tal Pinchevsky of NHL.com joins BIll Littlefield to discuss the team’s season.
Despite a lengthy lockout that led to a shortened NHL season, fans have continued to fill arenas. In fact, attendance has been up two percent across the league.
The Chicago Blackhawks are off to the NHL’s best ever start with a 17-0-3 record through their first 20 games. Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times joins Bill Littlefield to break down the keys to the team’s record setting streak.
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.
Could Toronto start two-timing on the Maple Leafs by becoming a two-team NHL town? As Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports, one suburb likes the idea.
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.
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.
How does the National Hockey League differ from a Twinkie? Bill offers his thoughts on the similarities between the NHL lockout and the demise of Hostess.