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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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,…
The nurses ran their tests, and I was sure that soon they’d be back to tell me that everything was going to be fine. Except I couldn’t stop thinking about the blood. The day before, I had woken up from…
It has been a hell of a ride. But I’m done. I am officially retired, as of today. I scored five goals. I had four kids. And I had one hell of a good time over the years. By my…
The guy was my idol growing up, and now, that night, I was going to share the same ice with him.
In this installment of When I Knew, Wayne Gretzky remembers the moment when he knew he was more than just another hockey player.
Andy Warhol. Ping pong. The psychology of "the safehouse." The benefits of a 28-year marriage. The guilt of chasing down your hero. This is not your typical Wayne Gretzky interview.