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In The News
March 16th, 2013

After Slow Start, NHL’s Blue Jackets Begin Turnaround

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.

Interview
March 2nd, 2013

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Perseveres In KHL

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.

In Depth
March 2nd, 2013

Despite Lockout, NHL Attendance Numbers Up

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.

In The News
March 2nd, 2013

Blackhawks Thrive In Shortened Season

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.

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.

Feature
February 9th, 2013

Suburb Could Lure Second NHL Team To Toronto

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.

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.

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.

Commentary
November 24th, 2012

Hockey And Hostess Leave A Bad Taste

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.

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