Hockey Night in Canada, with Mr. Chapared Shot

Instead of three Boninos, it came out as like ... I don’t know, 10. And I held the last one for as long as I could. Before I knew it, that goal call had gone viral.


Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark

It’s the summer of 1994, I am standing at the edge of a cliff in Kamloops, British Columbia, and I am checking out. I’m going to see how fast this sports car can go ... and drive it right off…

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild

Finnish Born, Minnesota Raised

Becoming the team we are this year has taken time, but I believe all good things do.


How I Saved the All-Star Game

Hey, guys. I went to the NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles and asked the players some spicy questions. I also found my friend the bear after a lot of searching. Hope you enjoy.

Bob Gassoff (3) of the St. Louis Blues flips Flyers' Paul Holmgren to the ice during a first period fight in Philadelphia, Jan. 6, 1977. Both players were ejected from the game with game misconduct penalty.  (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)

My Brother Dave

I’m tortured by something that happened between us a long, long time ago that was never cleared up.

December 16, 2014: Anaheim Ducks Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (80) [2252] in warm ups before the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks at Air Canada  Centre in Toronto, ON (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)

Mailbag: Ilya Bryzgalov

We met up with Bryz at a Mediterranean restaurant (his choice) near where he calls home in New Jersey for a no-nonsense Q&A session.

Mikey Nichols and Eric LeGrand at Mickey's house in Monroe, New Jersey on October 10, 2016.(Photo by Taylor Baucom/The Players' Tribune)

We All Got Angels, We All Got Demons

The kid who hit me fell on top of me, and we slid toward the boards. It wasn’t in slow motion or anything like that, but I knew it wasn’t going to be good.


Letter to My Younger Self

That’s it, kid. You are now a goalie. Go put on your pads. A life of pain and misery (and a whole lot of fun) awaits you.


Get Hot, Stay Hot

“Experts” told everyone that we were a lottery team even before the puck dropped, and said that we might as well not show up. We didn’t care.


The 10 Best Days in Hockey

For 10 days, a group of teenagers from all across the country get a chance to carry a nation. For 10 days, 35 million people want a Team Canada sweater. For 10 days, you live the dream.


Not Just Every Four Years

Yes, this game is big — but it’s not Canada. That is the unspoken sentiment in the U.S locker room any time we’re not playing our biggest rival.

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 23: Mike Fisher #12 of the Nashville Predators skates against the Dallas Stars during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on November 23, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

Welcome to Smashville

As a general rule of thumb in hockey, you never want the GM to pop his head into the locker room after practice and ask if he can see you for a second. It’s the moment you always hear about,…