March 9, 2010 |
With fresh memories of an Olympic tournament in which the pace was fast and the hitting was fierce but largely clean thanks to international rules that severely punish head shots, you'd think NHL general managers would seriously consider adopting those rules during meetings that began Monday in Boca Raton, Fla. But no. Apparently the only Olympic-related idea discussed by one sub-group, as reported by TSN's Darren Drager, was the idea of...
February 14, 2011 |
Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Mario Lemieux tossed a live grenade into the arena of hockey conversation when he blasted the NHL's handling of the brawls Friday between the Penguins and the New York Islanders. He made many good points in a statement released Sunday by the team. It was a debacle. Officials handed out 15 fighting majors, 11 game misconducts and 346 penalty minutes. Islanders forward Trevor Gillies' vicious elbow to the head of Eric Tangradi and Gillies' taunting of his obviously woozy victim were deplorable.
October 26, 2010 |
Right wing Dustin Brown was not suspended by the NHL after being penalized for an illegal check to the head Monday, and he will be in the Kings' lineup Wednesday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. However, Brown said he's confused by the rule the league adopted this season in an effort to minimize blows to the head. "No one even knows what the rules are anymore. Is it blindside? Or lateral?" Brown said Tuesday after the Kings practiced at the United Center.
December 3, 2007 |
The way Roman Gabriel tells it, the same characteristics that made him a great football player -- bullheadedness, combativeness, stick-to-itiveness -- served him less favorably in his personal life. Three times divorced, the greatest quarterback in Los Angeles Rams history is estranged from his daughter and four sons and says he has not seen two of his three grandchildren in years. The other, he has never met.
December 11, 1994
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March 8, 2010
Tears ran, applause thundered and a glass ceiling shattered on a historic night as Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the director Oscar, for her uncompromising vision of courage under fire in "The Hurt Locker." It was a moment 82 years in the making on a night when history -- both cinematic and personal -- was in the air. Supporting actress winner Mo'Nique's flowers were a copy of those Hattie McDaniel wore in 1940 when she became the first African American whom Oscar would honor.