Wilson and Oleksiak have history going back to last postseason by Pete Blackburn @PeteBlackburn 2m ago • 1 min read If you were waiting for Tom Wilson to spice up Wednesday's rivalry matchup between the Capitals and Penguins, you certainly didn't have to wait long. In his first game against Pittsburgh since throwing an illegal hit that broke the jaw of Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese last postseason, Wilson's presence was felt almost immediately. Shortly after coming off the bench for his first shift in the opening period, Wilson skated right over to Pens' defenseman Jamie Oleksiak and dropped the gloves for a fight. Oleksiak is one of the NHL's most towering players at 6-foot-7, 250 lbs. but it was Wilson -- one of the NHL's roughest and most controversial players -- who came away with a quick victory in the first period tilt. It didn't end well for Oleksiak, who was shaken up after being dropped with a strong right hand to the … [Read more...] about Tom Wilson knocks out Jamie Oleksiak with brutal punch in first game back against Penguins
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By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Fri., Nov. 9, 2018 So how’s this for a statement? “Hockey without fighting does not make any sense.” Got me thinking. The speaker of those words, no doubt fuelled a little bit by a martini or two, was a good friend of mine, about as progressive/liberal a thinker we have at the Toronto Star. And he’s daring me to out him. It’s Vinay Menon – and you all now have to petition him on Twitter to write the “Why I miss fighting in hockey” column. You can tweet him at @vinaymenon but I’m not sure he’ll see it. He hasn’t tweeted since the Obama administration. Probably a mental health thing. Might do me a world of good, too. Menon used to do his own Leafs blog. Here’s a great Leafs piece he wrote on Brian Burke, way back when. Article Continued Below He laid down the gauntlet, saying he knew everything about hockey fights. Growing up, he kept a diary of the … [Read more...] about MAILBAG: Do you miss fighting in hockey?
By Robert Morales | [email protected] | Press Telegram PUBLISHED: November 3, 2018 at 11:16 pm | UPDATED: November 3, 2018 at 11:16 pm Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, center, gives up a goal on a shot from Los Angeles Kings’ Jeff Carter, not seen, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Los Angeles Kings’ Alex Iafallo (19) controls the puck in front of Columbus Blue Jackets’ Boone Jenner during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Kings’ Anze Kopitar, left, is defended by Columbus Blue Jackets’ Riley Nash during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Columbus Blue Jackets’ Ryan Murray, left, is defended by Los Angeles Kings’ Jeff Carter during the first … [Read more...] about Kings get second victory in three games with a win over Columbus
By Clay Fowler | [email protected] | San Gabriel Valley TribunePUBLISHED: July 23, 2017 at 10:07 am | UPDATED: July 23, 2017 at 11:12 am 1. Jeanie Buss, 55, Lakers President and Governor The Lakers’ controlling owner won a legal battle with her siblings in March to retain control of one of the most high-profile franchises in sports after firing brother Jim Buss … (Photo by Brad Graverson/The Daily Breeze) … and longtime GM Mitch Kupchak and now has a new regime in place led by Magic Johnson and promising young players. ( Photo by Stephen Carr, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG ) SoundThe gallery will resume inseconds2. Eric Garcetti, 46, Mayor of Los Angeles In less than four years in office, Garcetti has helped land two NFL franchises in L.A. after the city went 21 years without one … (Photo by John McCoy/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) … but his most significant contribution on the sports front is all but assuring the city of hosting its third Olympic Games in … [Read more...] about 50 Most Powerful in SoCal Sports: No. 25 Mike Scioscia, Angels
Evan Sporer @ev_sporer Updated at 8:39 a.m. ET Updated at 8:39 a.m. ET Watch NHLNHL with fuboTV There are generally two days reserved on the NHL's calendar that forecast a busier-than-normal news cycle and storms with combustible elements ripe to send media folks into a frenzy. The first comes on trade deadline day, which usually falls in late February or early March. The second comes July 1, the first day free agents can begin signing with new teams. Those two stamps on the timeline call for cleared calendars, charged cell phones and the general expectation of being busy. There's a mental and physical preparation that comes with it, but also just the ability to brace oneself for a flurry of news. But toward the end of June 2016, something unexpected happened on multiple layers. On June 29, nestled between when the NHL Draft ended (June 25) and the start of free agency, time didn't stop for … [Read more...] about ‘Did this actually happen?’: Behind the scenes of June 29, 2016 — the craziest media day in NHL history