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TORONTO — Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada’s national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at age 53 after a battle with brain cancer. A statement on the band’s website said he died Tuesday night “with his
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This article was originally published in May, 2012. The Washington Capitals have had excellent talent at center since their inception in 1974. Some were drafted, some came in trades and one was truly home-grown. In compiling and ranking this list I took into consideration each player’s tenure, their offensive prowess, their defensive prowess and intangibles
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We’re less than two weeks into the new NHL season, but the Arizona Coyotes are already going through goaltenders like they’re going out of style. Antti Raanta and Louis Domingue haven’t been able to get the job done for head coach Rick Tocchet, and, as a result, the Coyotes will use their third goaltender of the
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What has been the biggest surprise so far? Greg Wyshynski: “Plan the parade” has, over the years, become a running joke between Toronto Maple Leafs fans and the rest of the hockey universe — a shared laugh over the delusional hubris that’s inherent to Leafs fandom, and really the only thing that’s spared them from
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During the NHL lockout in 2004-05, leadership was a quality that the New York Rangers targeted for improvement. For years before then, they signed any big name free agent that agreed to play in New York without considering team chemistry. This culture shift did not happen overnight, but they at least narrowed their player search
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The Washington Capitals have placed defenseman Matt Niskanen on long-term injured reserve, and have recalled defenseman Madison Bowey from the Hershey Bears. The 22-year-old blueliner is set to make his debut Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers. Despite showing plenty of upside and potential last season, which Barry Trotz mentioned was enough for a possible call-up,
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After years of being known as one of the stingiest defensive teams in the game but one who had trouble scoring, the Minnesota Wild changed their stripes upon the arrival of Bruce Boudreau. They still finished seventh in goals against but only the Pittsburgh Penguins (282) scored more goals in 2016-17 and their goal differential
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