Top 5

Jim Fox

Former NHL forward turned broadcaster Jim Fox has been around the world in pursuit of the best wine. Here are his Top 5 wine destinations:


  1. Wine Tour on bike on the outskirts of Beaune, Burgundy, France

  2. Barrel tasting at Roberto Voerzio Winery, La Morra, Barolo, Piedmonte, Italy

  3. Tasting Class and barrel tasting at Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France)

  4. Dinner and tasting at Savier Vineyards, just southeast of Calistoga, California, at sunset looking back over Napa Valley

  5. Anywhere in Tuscany, Italy followed by a glass of wine in the Piazza del Campo, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
NHL Confidential

Mike RichardsLake of the Woods, known more as a remote wildlife habitat straddling Minnesota and Canada, is also a summer favorite of Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards. The former Flyers captain has become an avid wakeboarder/wakesurfer at the lake when he's not on the ice. "It’s starting to" catch on, Richards said. "It’s relaxing to get out there with all your friends and spend a day on the lake."

JP

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Stanley Cup Finals preview: The matchups will be key.

PITTSBURGH vs. NASHVILLE

How they got here

Pittsburgh is 12-7 in the playoffs, defeating Columbus 4-1 in round one, Washington 4-3 in round two and Ottawa 4-3 in round three.

Nashville is 12-4, defeating Chicago 4-0 in round one, St. Louis 4-2 in round two and Anaheim in round three.

What to expect

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoff predictions: Conference Finals

2017 Stanley Cup playoffs

The National Hockey League might not re-seed its teams after each playoff round, but that won’t stop us here at Allpuck from re-thinking our picks. How do the Conference Finals contenders look after some rugged second-round series? Read on …

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Previews: Round 2

Hello, Nashville! Welcome, Edmonton!

The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs featured some stunning upsets. Here’s a fresh look at the second-round matchups and where we might be from here.

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NHL playoff predictions: How will the first round shake out?

2017 Stanley Cup playoffs

The NHL postseason is here.

How will the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs shake out? Is this the year the Toronto Maple Leafs end their championship drought? Can the Pittsburgh Penguins repeat? Will the Chicago Blackhawks keep their decade-long dynasty going? Keep reading to find out.

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Watch: Anaheim Ducks fans can’t recognize a heavily disguised Ryan Kesler.

Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler went undercover during a preseason game at Honda Center, and had some fun at the expense of some fans — and even a teammate. (He gets Corey Perry’s autograph at a concession stand, then charges him for popcorn.)

Check out the video, which the Ducks uploaded to YouTube today:

The UND proposed mascot list is fascinating — and the beginning of an era.

When I was a student at the University of North Dakota, the NCAA passed its resolution banning “hostile and abusive” school nicknames. When it happened, I, like many others, was outraged — not because of the name change, but because of the hypocrisy of the organization. Some schools were allowed to keep their logos, mascots and nicknames, while others were not.

Florida State, who has a white guy dress up like a Seminole and run around on a horse with a flaming spear, could keep its name. North Dakota, which doesn’t have a costumed mascot, could not.
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How many gimmicks can the NHL cram into one hockey game? Let’s count.

Dodger Stadium NHL game

What’s an outdoor hockey game in Los Angeles without a little pregame pyrotechnics? Probably quite entertaining, and it would be great to find out. (Photo by J.P. Hoornstra)

LOS ANGELES

I hadn’t lived in this city for more than a month when a shouting match erupted as I walked through my new neighborhood one afternoon. I looked up to see a man running away from a woman on a sidewalk in front of a newsstand across the street. Something was odd about the unfolding scene, however: Both the man and the woman were badly overdressed for the weather, and the man wasn’t running very fast. He stopped when he could go no further. A couple more strides, and he would have run into the cameraman.

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What’s next for Brian Burke?

Brian Burke

Photo by Dan Hickling

Brian Burke was named Senior Advisor to Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment President and C.O.O. Tom Anselmi and the MLSE Board of Directors today.

Put differently, he was fired.

It appears that Burke, the Maple Leafs’ general manager since 2008, was not expecting this.

“Told Burke was absolutely shocked by news,” TSN’s Darren Dreger wrote on Twitter. “Burke responded to a text saying he can’t talk at this point.”

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Randy Carlyle and Terry Murray: Final words.

Terry Murray  Randy Carlyle

It takes a special person to deliver a eulogy.

He must have intimate knowledge of the deceased, but also the ability to put their life  into perspective. He must not withhold emotion, but he cannot let emotion tell the story.

I was tasked with delivering two eulogies the past two weeks – an unusually tragic fortnight for an NHL writer.

“The Randy Carlyle era was a good one in Anaheim …”

“The Terry Murray era was a good one in Los Angeles …”1

These were the first two NHL coaches that I covered on a day-to-day basis and also the first two careers that I laid to rest.2

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