Archive for the ‘NHL’ Category

Wickenheiser, Pegula reflect NHL’s trend toward diversity

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

With a laugh, Kim Pegula's competitive nature kicked in when the subject of the Toronto Maple Leafs hiring Hayley Wickenheiser was broached. Impressed as the Sabres president was by the gender-breaking move in August, Pegula's first reaction was wondering how Buffalo's cross-border rival beat her to the punch in making Wickenheiser the NHL's first woman to hold a hockey operations role as assistant director of player development. ''Darn it,'' Pegula said, smiling.

NHL players fire back at Jalen Ramsey: ‘You can’t even learn to skate in six months’

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

It would take way more than six months for Jalen Ramsey to make the NHL … right? In shocking news, a group of athletes have taken issue with a comment from Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey. In one sentence of a wide-ranging feature from ESPN’s Mina Kimes last week, Ramsey threw out the idea that he could make the NHL after only six months of training, despite apparently never having skated in his life.

Pro Hockey Players Told to Stop Talking About ‘Fortnite’

Friday, August 31st, 2018

“Fortnite” is hugely popular right now, but some professional hockey prospects are reportedly being told to keep their passion for the battle royale game to themselves. “An [Ontario Hockey League] team employee tells me some players have been advised to scrub ‘Fortnite’ references from social media accounts,” The Sports Network correspondent Rick Westhead tweeted on Tuesday. An OHL team employee tells me some players have been advised to scrub Fortnite references from social media accounts.

Ovechkin, U.S. women’s Olympic team big winners at ESPY Awards

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

It’s been a year of firsts for Alex Ovechkin. Ovechkin beat out the likes of Houston Astros first baseman Jose Altuve, who was instrumental in his teams’ World Series win, Houston Rockets guard James Harden and five-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.