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  1. Ovechkin on benching: “I was pissed off”

    Nov 2, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    Confirming the blindingly obvious, Washington’s captain says last night’s benching pissed him off.

  2. Why Alex Ovechkin’s benching will work in the long run

    Nov 2, 2011, 10:20 AM EDT

    Bruce Boudreau, Alex Ovechkin

    It might be impossible to do, but don’t read too much into Alex Ovechkin being benched late against the Ducks. It’ll pay off in the end.

  3. This Raffi Torres costume controversy doesn’t appear to be going away

    Oct 31, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT

    Raffi Torres and wife as Jay Z and Beyonce

    The last 24 hours have not been especially kind to the Phoenix Coyotes winger.

  4. Retirements of Paul Kariya and Dave Scatchard send clear message to NHL about concussions

    Aug 23, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

    Ben Walter, Dave Scatchard

    The retirements of Paul Kariya and Dave Scatchard this summer thanks to lingering concussion problems should be all the NHL needs to get even tougher on illegal shots to the head.

  5. North Dakota expected to finally give up the fight, retire Fighting Sioux nickname

    Aug 13, 2011, 5:42 PM EDT

    North Dakota Fighting Sioux

    After a long fight, the University of North Dakota is going to finally put the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo away for good.

  6. Alex Frolov tells Russian media that Sean Avery used racist remarks to agitate opponents

    Aug 1, 2011, 11:12 AM EDT

    Sean Avery

    While Alexander Frolov will be playing in Russia next season, he did have something to share about Sean Avery over his years of playing alongside him in New York and Los Angeles and it’s not too flattering.

  7. This could be awkward: Mike Duco joins Canucks after bashing them on Twitter

    Jul 14, 2011, 10:51 PM EDT

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    Mike Duco will have a little explaining to do about his recent tweets when he joins his new team in Vancouver. The Sedins and Roberto Luongo may have a few issues with his tendency to tweet with such honesty.

  8. Former Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay rips Winnipeg Jets owners for not reaching out to him

    Jul 7, 2011, 9:45 AM EDT

    Craig Ramsay

    Craig Ramsay isn’t at all pleased with how business was conducted when True North bought the Atlanta Thrashers and moved them to Winnipeg.

  9. Brian Burke “deeply offended” by Toronto columnist criticizing his visit with troops in Afghanistan

    Jul 5, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Brian Burke

    You’d think Brian Burke taking time out to visit the military serving in Afghanistan would be a tremendous gesture. One Toronto columnist didn’t think so and Burke is on the defensive.

  10. Mike Murphy consulted with Brian Burke before issuing Rome’s 4-game suspension

    Jun 7, 2011, 10:23 PM EDT

    Brian Burke

    Mike Murphy consulted with former league disciplinarian (and former Canucks GM) prior to issuing 4-game suspension to Aaron Rome. Yet again, the NHL has faces more questions with another conflict of interests.

  11. Uptown Sports agency opposes Sean Avery’s support of marriage equality

    May 9, 2011, 9:06 PM EDT

    Sean Avery

    Uptown Sports is an agency that has a small stable of NHL stars in their ranks. What you didn’t know is that they oppose Sean Avery’s stance to support marriage equality. Buckle up for outrage.

  12. Video: Controversial goal overturned in second period of Rangers-Capitals Game 3

    Apr 17, 2011, 6:06 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Three

    It’s what everyone’s talking about, but here’s the replay of the controversial no-goal at the end of the second period from today’s Game 3 between Washington and New York.

  13. Things tighten up, teams trade goals; Caps and Rangers 1-1 after two with controversy

    Apr 17, 2011, 5:24 PM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin

    Another tight checking period sees Erik Christensen and Alex Ovechkin trade goals to tie the game. The period didn’t end without it’s share of controversy though.

  14. No octopi-fly zone; NHL looking to eliminate traditional octopus toss in Detroit?

    Apr 15, 2011, 4:26 PM EDT

    Coyotes Red Wings Hockey

    Is the NHL looking to kill a tradition in Detroit or just trying to rein things in when it comes to flying cephalopods? You make the call!

  15. Flames playoff hopes crushed by controversial call, fall to Ducks 4-2

    Mar 31, 2011, 3:19 AM EDT

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    The Ducks received the benefit of the doubt as a controversial no-goal went their way. The win helped the Ducks solidify their playoff spot while dealing a near-death blow to the Flames post-season chances. But should the goal have counted?

  16. Chara reaches out to Pacioretty but Mark Recchi thinks Montreal embellished his injury

    Mar 23, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT

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    With Boston and Montreal set to meet up again tomorrow night, Zdeno Chara has attempted to reach out to Max Pacioretty. Meanwhile, Mark Recchi sticks his foot in his mouth.

  17. Chara speaks up about Pacioretty hit; Habs owner questions NHL, Canada’s Prime Minister and Donald Fehr voice concern

    Mar 10, 2011, 6:03 PM EDT

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    Zdeno Chara speaks up about what happened with Max Pacioretty while Habs owner Geoff Molson rips the NHL, NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr misses the mark, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper adds his two cents.

  18. NHL has awkward decision to make after Zdeno Chara’s wicked hit on Max Pacioretty

    Mar 9, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

    Zdeno Chara

    Zdeno Chara’s ugly hit on Max Pacioretty leaves the NHL in an awkward position of determining a lot of factors that aren’t readily apparent.

  19. Video: Mike Milbury says Patrick Kane should “grow up”

    Feb 20, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT

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    Chicago Blackhawks v Phoenix Coyotes

    Patrick Kane is one of Chicago’s biggest heroes, but he’s also found his share of bad headlines. Mike Milbury and Liam McHugh discuss what Kane needs to do to become legendary in the Windy City.

  20. Matt Cooke’s dirty hit on Fedor Tyutin: Poor excuses and time for the NHL to take a stand

    Feb 9, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Penguins pariah Matt Cooke finds himself in yet another dirty hit discussion and this time the excuses don’t fly. It’s time for the league to make a stand.

  21. Linus Omark’s shootout hot doggery earns him the Goal of the Week (December 6-12)

    Dec 14, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

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    Linus Omark’s controversial goal earned the December 6-12 goal of the week award.

  22. Bruce Boudreau on Alex Ovechkin: “Big stink about a non-story”

    Nov 23, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT

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    Montreal Canadiens v Washington Capitals - Game Five

    Remember that big stink we had this morning about Caps coach Bruce Boudreau and Alex Ovechkin? Yeah, nothing to see here.

  23. Caps coach Boudreau upset with Ovechkin and Semin yukking it up after Caps 5-0 loss

    Nov 23, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT

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    How would you handle your third straight loss and second straight 5-0 loss on the road? Getting caught within earshot of the head coach having a laugh with your opponent might not be at the top of the list.

  24. Photo of the night: Ryan Smyth’s controversial third period no-goal

    Nov 23, 2010, 3:04 AM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v Ottawa Senators

    If you’ve ever thought that a single picture could help tell the story between what is and isn’t a goal you might want to have a look at what we’ve got inside this post.

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