An ad agency may have coined the term "The State of Hockey," but just one visit to Minnesota tells you the sport is embedded in the Twin Cities and beyond.
The signs in Nashville boast how Predators Hockey "stays with you." But the question is, for how long? Terry Frei examines the current and future state of the sport in Music City.
Summer Olympians, count your blessings: The NHL players are exactly that and not competing for medals. From Marc-Andre Fleury's peerless butterfly to Georges Laraque's pugilistic prowess, many a hockey player would have left Beijing donning gold.
Four greats join U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame
Brian Leetch, Mike Richter, Brett Hull and Cammi Granato officially will be inducted at a dinner and ceremony on Oct. 10.
Kyle Turris believes he's doing the right thing by playing college hockey. The issue, of course, is for how long? Even he says he doesn't know the answer to that.
What's 2008 got in store for the NHL? Well, rising Snow, a falling Bettman, a fumbling Foppa and a bold BlackBerry baron. Frei
Saku Koivu was the latest player to be put in the middle of a language controversy in Quebec. Terry Frei, for one, is sympathetic to both sides.
There's no doubting Marian Gaborik's talent, even as he returns from another groin injury. But, when it comes to the Wild forward, our Terry Frei can't help but think "what-if."
When Maurice "Rocket" Richard became the first player to reach 500 goals, it was a mark that seemed unreachable. Nowadays, are hockey records losing that allure?
Many didn't predict the kind of quick success Paul Stastny has found in the NHL, but should we really be that surprised given the kid's genes?
Yes, hockey has become more accessible in the United States over the last 25 years. But even more important, the American hockey player has become more accepted.
When it comes to the Hockey Hall of Fame, it sometimes isn't about whom you leave out. This year, with such an impressive class, it is.
Whom do you buy out? Whom do you re-sign? Then whom do you pursue? And all at what cost? Questions abound heading into the NHL offseason.
Yes, the Ducks brought California its first Stanley Cup, but to suggest this is the first time SoCal has been interested in hockey itself is flat-out wrong.
There has been a Peter Forsberg sighting in Denver! Does that mean Foppa is considering an Avs return? Regardless of the team, Terry Frei believes he'll be back.