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Buffalo Sabres Tough Guy Enjoying The Building Blocks Of Success
Patrick Kaleta leads a double life. On the ice, the Buffalo Sabres bruising forward is known for his bone-crushing hits, trash talking prowess and ability to bait opponents into unnecessary...
Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 15:48
World Cup Victory Helped Bridge The Gap From Storied Past To Promising Future
The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2011 included Gary Suter, Chris Chelios, Ed Snider, Mike “Doc” Emrick and Keith Tkachuk.   They were inspired by the greatest moment in hockey...
Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 15:36
As America’s Only Tier I Junior League, The USHL Has A Lot To Live Up To
Shjon Podein chose to spend the 1986-87 season in the United States Hockey League merely as a means of keeping his dream of playing at a higher level alive. The Rochester, Minn., native parlayed a...
Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 15:23
Islanders Veteran Players’ Contributions Go Far Beyond What They Do On The Ice
This is a story of what you can see and what you can’t. What you can see is Brian Rolston, now in his 16th NHL season, playing on a competitive level night in and night out that defies his...
Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 15:08
Actions Often Speak Louder Than Words When It Comes To Being A Leader On And Off The Ice
For the die-hards who know and truly love the game, hockey can be boiled down to just a letter or two in many cases. If you play F, your job is to get GWGs and set up your linemates with As. If you...
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 17:43
A Local Legacy Of Leadership Can Be Found Among A Trio Of NHL Captains
Somewhere along the way, folks in the National Hockey League forgot how to spell New Yorck. What, you say? New Yorck with a “ck” at the end. Obviously, too many pucks to the head, right?...
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 17:33
What Role Do Role Models Play With Today’s Youth Players?
When professional basketball star turned TV pitchman, Charles Barkley, spouted the phrase, “I am not a role model,” he did more than turn a few heads and perhaps sell a few pairs of shoes...
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 16:54
After Reaching An NHL Milestone, Dan Schachte Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down
As an NHL linesman, Dan Schachte prefers to toil in anonymity. So when he set the mark for the most NHL games worked by an American official, the Madison, Wis., native preferred that it be kept...
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 11:08
Ann Arbor Families Offer Safe Haven For NTDP Players Pursuing Their Dreams
Nearly 10 years have gone by since Mike Brennan crossed the threshold of an unfamiliar house occupied by total strangers in a town he had never been to before. At age 16, Brennan left his home in...
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 16:58
Fleeting Fad Or Multi-Million Dollar Obsession, This Latest Craze Is Changing How Many View The Game
Somewhere in the middle of the Mediterranean, Ron Morelli was jolted from his cruise-induced slumber by the ringing of his cell phone. A thousand scenarios rushed through his mind  as he quickly...
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 16:49
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