Top 5

Devin Setoguchi

Of the seven active professional hockey arenas in California (NHL and ECHL), Minnesota Wild right wing Devin Setoguchi has played in six. He ranks his Top 5:


  1. HP Pavilion (San Jose)

  2. Staples Center (Los Angeles)

  3. Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario)

  4. Cow Palace (Daly City)

  5. Honda Center (Anaheim)

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."

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Posts Tagged ‘fighting’

OK, Brandon Prust. We know why hockey players fight. Why should they?

Krys Barch twitter

Photo by Dan Hickling

Another pro-fighting gauntlet was laid today by an active NHL enforcer. I figured his argument was worth examining. Maybe he would cover some new ground in this era of Rule 48 videos and a heightened cultural sensitivity toward concussions.

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Fighting: The issue that divides hockey.

Krys Barch twitter

Krys Barch and Shawn Thornton trade blows. | Photo by Dan Hickling

WHAM! A crushing hit into the boards brings the home crowd to its feet. As fans pound the glass with their hands, the visiting forward takes exception to the hit and fires a slur of obscenities at the home defenseman. The defenseman smirks and mocks the forward. Moments later, both men have dropped gloves and helmets and decide to engage in hockey’s most controversial pastime: Fighting.

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When Three Stars simply aren’t enough.

I used to pick the Three Stars of The Game roughly 36 times a year in the ECHL. Sometimes I had help, but usually it was a solo effort.

After writing a 500-to-800 word game story, writing three names on a piece of paper seemed fairly inconsequential. In reality, I knew that more people would remember those three names than any that made my story.

When it came to picking the Three Stars, I had a few rules that I followed almost religiously:
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The case for Don Cherry as Commissioner (or, how hockey lost its edge)

Don Cherry

It’s time to channel my inner Martin Luther King.

I have a dream.

The NHL Board of Governors fires commissioner Gary Bettman and appoints Don Cherry, who fires chief disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan and immediately hires Scott Stevens. Then there’s more collisions. More brawls. More excitement. More ratings. More fans.

More old-time hockey.

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