September 07 2011 07:50AM
With the NHL still coping with the deaths of players Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien and Wade Belak, the hockey world is reeling with today's tragic news out of Russia about the crash of Jaroslavl Lokomotiv's team flight shortly after take-off. Here's the story, starting with the original report by the Associated Press, as it has unfolded since the news broke this morning.
September 06 2011 09:22PM
Laura Robinson’s article on the Vancouver riots and the violence-worshipping nature of hockey doesn’t quite go as far as the title above, but she comes close.
Robinson argues that hockey – she cites the Vancouver Olympics and the Canucks’ playoff run – leads to violence against women, because of the culture of violence in hockey.
September 06 2011 02:33PM
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September 06 2011 11:20AM
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Remember a few weeks ago when the news broke that Luongo was to be honoured by the Italian Walk of Fame? Remember how they said that he was "often referred to as the greatest goalie that ever lived" and we all had a good laugh at that? Well yesterday was the induction ceremony, and Luongo was mobbed on College St. by Canucks fans, passersby and Munga Cakes alike!
September 06 2011 07:41AM
Considering Roberto Luongo's absurdly long contract, and the plucky efforts of Cory Schneider, you'll forgive most Vancouver fans for ignoring the other netminders in their pipeline. Eddie Lack deserves your attention, if for no other reason than he could well be the next goalie to back up #1 should Schneider be dealt for
Zach Parise anyone down the line. So what does the immediate future hold for the big Swede waiting patiently in the wings?